Overclocked

More Stories of the Future Present

by Cory Doctorow

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be bitten by a zombie or live through a bioweapon attack? In Cory Doctorow's collection of novellas, he wields his formidable experience in technology and computing to give us mind-bending 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 cyberworld, and hence the world at large, from worms and bioweapons. And yes, there is a story about zombies too.

Plus, for the first time, this collection includes "Petard" and "The Man Who Sold the Moon."

First Published: 2007
Short Story/Novella Collection

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