Overclocked
Free

Overclocked

By Cory Doctorow
Free
Book Description

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.


Included in this collection are


  • Printcrime

  • When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth


  • Anda’s Game


  • I, Robot


  • I, Row-Boat


  • After the Siege


Print editions are available for purchase via the author's website
Table of Contents
  • Overclocked
    • Preface
    • Creative Commons License Deed
  • Printcrime
  • When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth
  • Anda's Game
  • I, Robot
  • I, Row-Boat
  • After the Siege
    You May Also Like
    The Rapture of the Nerds
    Free
    The Rapture of the Nerds
    By Cory Doctorow
    Homeland
    Free
    Homeland
    By Cory Doctorow
    Pirate Cinema
    Free
    Pirate Cinema
    By Cory Doctorow
    Free
    With a Little Help
    By Cory Doctorow
    Eastern Standard Tribe
    Free
    Eastern Standard Tribe
    By Cory Doctorow
    Return to Pleasure Island
    Free
    Return to Pleasure Island
    By Cory Doctorow
    A Place so Foreign
    Free
    A Place so Foreign
    By Cory Doctorow
    Home Again, Home Again
    Free
    Home Again, Home Again
    By Cory Doctorow
    Also Available On
    Categories
    Curated Lists