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Overclocked
Stories of the Future Present
Cory Doctorow
107 Installments

Six science fiction short stories, including “Anda’s Game” chosen by Michael Chabon for Best American Short Stories 2005, and “After the Siege”, based on the experiences of Doctorow’s own grandmother during the siege of Leningrad. Also includes, "I, Robot", "I, Row-boat", "Printcrime", and, "When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth".

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Cory Doctorow is a Canadian-British science fiction writer, digital-rights activist, and co-editor of the popular blog Boing Boing. His first novel Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, was the first book ever published under a Creative Commons license. His bestselling novel Little Brother (2008), was nominated for a Hugo Award. He is a contributing writer at Wired, has a regular column in Popular Science, and is the author of more then 15 books of fiction and non-fiction.

 
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Enjoyed most of the stories, with the exception of i,rowboat. Very much enjoyed After the Seige
 
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Six short stories, I had never heard of Doctorow but this was pretty cool. Two stories were dull/pointless--I, Rowboat and Printjob (or whatever the first one was called). The other 4 were all great stories and in fact reflected a great variety. Anda's Game I thought was very creative; I,Robot moved at a great pace; the one about the seige started kind of slowed, but the last 20 installments--I just kept clicking "send next installment immediately." Would like to have had the book copy for my recent trip.
 
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6 short stories:<br/>• Printcrime - very short, but good with a nice moral twist<br/>• When Sysadmin Ruled the World – a satire (at least I think it was) on the inward looking arrogance of sysadmin (the computer is the only thing that matters even if the outside world grinds to a halt!) – weak story and an uninspired ending<br/>• Anda’s Game – best by far, with engaging characters in a fascinating gaming world; Anda has to grow up and face some real-life realities, giving the story more depth and complexity than any of the others<br/>• I, Robot – tribute to Asimov’s story, but unfortunately lacked compelling characters<br/>• I, Rowboat – another tribute to Asimov, and much better done; Robbie Rowboat has to confront some pretty existential questions<br/>• After the Seige – longest story in the book, but rather weak; after a huge amount of padding it rushes to a barely explained conclusion.<br/>Many thanks to Cory Doctorow for making his book available to us to read online.
 
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I thoroughly enjoyed each story in Overclocked. A great variety, and each one crafted with skill. Science fiction that is real and believable!
 
Dec. 26, 2013
not much else to say except this is pretty lame
Overclocked
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