By Cory Doctorow
“Cory Doctorow straps on his miner’s helmet and takes you deep into the caverns and underground rivers of popular culture, right here filtered via SF-colored glasses. Enjoy.”—Neil Gaiman
New York occasions bestselling writer Cory Doctorow has been hailed as one of many hottest voices in technological know-how fiction, and this selection of fascinating novellas is another cause why.
Have you ever puzzled what it’s prefer to pass though a bioweapon assault or to have each point of your existence ruled through invisible ants? In Cory Doctorow’s number of novellas, he wields his bold event in know-how and computing to provide us mind-bending sci-fi stories that discover the chances of data technology—and its quite a few uses—run amok.
“Anda’s video game” is a spin at the weird and wonderful new phenomenon of “cyber sweatshops,” during which everyone is paid very low wages to play on-line video games all day to be able to generate in-game wealth, which might be switched over into genuine cash. one other story tells of the heroic exploits of “sysadmins”—systems administrators—as they shield the cyberworld, and for this reason the area at huge, from worms and bioweapons. And convinced, there’s a narrative approximately zombies, too.
“He glints! He fizzes! He does backflips and breaks the furnishings! technological know-how fiction wishes Cory Doctorow.” —Bruce Sterling, award-winning writer of Schismatrix Plus and The distinction Engine