Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live through a bioweapon attack or 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 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. Download and start listening now!