Overclocked : Stories of the Future Present (Paperback) - Doctorow, Cory

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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 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.

Specifications

Publisher Perseus Books Group
Mfg Part# 9781560259817
SKU 202889372
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1560259817
Release Date 4/10/2007
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.5L x 0.75T
Praise
"Most "meat"-minded readers will find much to savor."
From the Publisher
Annotation Touted as "the William Gibson of his generation" by Entertainment Weekly, Cory Doctorow's second collection of sci-fi tales imagines the strange but fascinating possibilities for computer and information technology. With six stories of generous length, Doctorow creates a future where people are ruled by invisible ants, forced to play games in gamer sweatshops, and tenderly nursing zombie bites. Anyone who anticipates a time when systems administrators will save us from the apocalypse are sure to be riveted by the highly entertaining OVERCLOCKED.
Editors Note Presents a collection of short stories that focus on computers, the Internet, and technology.
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0285
Publisher Thunder's Mouth Press
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