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Overclocked: Stories of the Future Present - Cory Doctorow
Overclocked: Stories of the Future Present
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Have you ever wondered what it's like to get bitten by a zombie? To live through a bioweapon attack? To have every aspect of your life governed by invisible ants? In Cory Doctorow's collection of novellas, he wields his formidable experience in technology and computing to give us mindbending... show more
Have you ever wondered what it's like to get bitten by a zombie? To live through a bioweapon attack? To have every aspect of your life governed by invisible ants? In Cory Doctorow's collection of novellas, he wields his formidable experience in technology and computing to give us mindbending sci-fi tales that explore the possibilities of information technology — and its various uses — run amok. "Anda's Game" is a spin on the bizarre new phenomenon of "cyber sweatshops," in which people are paid very low wages to play online games all day in order to generate in-game wealth, which can be converted into actual money. Another tale tells of the heroic exploits of "sysadmins" — systems administrators — as they defend the cyber-world, and hence the world at large, from worms and bioweapons. And yes, there is a story about zombies, too.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781560259817 (1560259817)
Publisher: Running Press
Pages no: 285
Edition language: English
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AudiobookReviewer
AudiobookReviewer rated it
5.0 Overclocked: Stories of the Future Present
ABR's full Overclocked audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.Overclocked is composed of five Novellas (or long short stories). All are future tales based on high technology affecting society in a catastrophic way. The general feeling of the stories is something like the...
TCWriter
TCWriter rated it
4.0 Overclocked: Stories of the Future Present
I'm a fiend for short fiction, and Doctorow's [b:Overclocked: Stories of the Future Present|115969|Overclocked Stories of the Future Present|Cory Doctorow|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1171719071s/115969.jpg|111691] is a thought-provoking collection of stories, often focused on intellectual prop...
Bloody Shambles
Bloody Shambles rated it
Overclocked, so far, is like most of Doctorow's work: some good ideas, some patchy writing and a lot of boyish enthusiasm. The first story (Printcrime) was a miss for me - overly simplistic and soapboxy. The second story (When Sysadmins Ruled The Earth) Is better, but meanders quite a bit, and reads...
Seeford's Spot
Seeford's Spot rated it
2.0
Some of the stories deserved three stars, but not enough of them to bring the star rating up from a 2-star.If you're already a die-hard fan of the author's leanings on intellectual property laws and DRM you will probably enjoy this more than I did. Story I liked best: "Anda's Game"I'll be reading th...
Seeford's Spot
Seeford's Spot rated it
2.0
Some of the stories deserved three stars, but not enough of them to bring the star rating up from a 2-star.If you're already a die-hard fan of the author's leanings on intellectual property laws and DRM you will probably enjoy this more than I did. Story I liked best: "Anda's Game"I'll be reading th...
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