Overclocked: Stories of the Future Present | Cory Doctorow

Overclocked: Stories of the Future Present is a  Science Fiction Short Stories by Cory Doctorow. It is a novella collection of mind-bending sci-fi tales about technology and zombies. Read summary below.

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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 mind-bending sci-fi tales that explore the possibilities of information technology, and its various uses, run amok. And yes, there is a story about zombies, too.

* Printcrime (2006) / short story by Cory Doctorow
* When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth (2006) / novelette by Cory Doctorow
* Anda’s Game (2004) / novelette by Cory Doctorow
* I, Robot (2005) / novelette by Cory Doctorow
* I, Row-Boat (2006) / novelette by Cory Doctorow
* After the Siege (2007) / novella by Cory Doctorow

Cory Efram Doctorow is a Canadian-British blogger, journalist, and science fiction author who serves as co-editor of the blog Boing Boing. He is an activist in favour of liberalising copyright laws and a proponent of the Creative Commons organization, using some of their licenses for his books. Some common themes of his work include digital rights management, file sharing, and post-scarcity economics. Doctorow began selling fiction when he was 17 years old and sold several stories followed by the publication of his story Craphound in 1998.

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Overclocked Book pdf Review

Wanda Phillips

4.0 out of 5 stars One is not enough
Reviewed in the United States on February 21, 2008

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I bought this book while on a buying binge. Usually, on these binges, I buy books only if they are by Canadians. Homesickness, I guess, here take two novels and go to bed.
I loved this book, not because at some point in his life Doctorow was/is Canadian (if anything, I hold my compatriots to higher standards), but because the stories were fast, funny, and deep. Freaking amazing.
I loved having I, Robot next to I, Row-Boat. It reminds me of dropping a single drop of some bizarre chemical into a series of solutions and then documenting what happens. I think I did that once in high school.
Happily, I can re-read the book, a rare treat for me. Each story struck a high note for me:
Print rime was a tad odd, but the punch line was worth the overdramatic scene leading up to it.
When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth had me laughing and crying. The tech-talk would have gotten to me, except the love and admiration for a simple cpu brought it all home. An interesting conjunction with or simile for what else was going on.
I loved Anda’s Game. I could probably exceed my 300 words on Anda’s game alone.
After the Siege was a disturbing addition, but one that I’m glad was included. The insight and the gentle touch mark how important this story is.
I have to go now and get my copy back from my wife who is taking too long reading it.

Stewart Teaze – Embedded/Robotics Engineer

4.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes Good Collection of Modern SciFi Short Stories
Reviewed in the United States on April 5, 2010

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OVERCLOCKED(2007), is a collection of short stories (good, bad, and mediocre) by the author, that were originally published in 2005, 2006, and 2007. Most of the stories are plagued by an amateurish writing style, yet there are enough original ideas to keep the whole thing on a even keel:

Here are reviews of the individual stories:

PRINTCRIME ** – Very short story (2.5 pages), that never comes up to speed.

WHEN SYSADMINS RULED THE EARTH ***1/2 (52 pages) – Story of survival from “global terrorism”… lots of interesting and technically-correct usage of computer networking technology as a backdrop to the story.

I, ROBOT *** (58 pages) – Interesting, but hard to follow the author’s writing at times.

I, ROWBOAT *** (50 pages) – Semi-amusing story; but, again, you have to work a deciphering the author’s writing style… and there is a “slight hint” at “Human-Caused Global Warming” — herein using the more “politically-correct term du jour” “Climate Change” — luckily the author doesn’t dwell on this nonsense too long (contrary to what most liberal SciFi writers end up making the mistake of doing these days: FORCING this nonsense into their stories, literally come “h*ll or high water”).

AFTER THE SIEGE **** (78 pages) – Really quite good story of survival of a young girl caught in a “patriotic city” that finds itself out-gunned and under siege, but defending itself at all cost, in a near-future “trench/techno war”.

About Cory Doctorow Author of Overclocked: Stories of the Future Present

Cory Doctorow
Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction author, activist and journalist. He is the author of many books, most recently RADICALIZED and WALKAWAY, science fiction for adults; CHOKEPOINT CAPITALISM, nonfiction about monopoly and creative labor markets; IN REAL LIFE, a graphic novel; and the picture book POESY THE MONSTER SLAYER. His latest novel is ATTACK SURFACE, a standalone adult sequel to LITTLE BROTHER. In 2020, he was inducted into the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.

Overclocked: Stories of the Future Present pdf, Paperback, Hardcover Book Information

Overclocked Stories of the Future Present
Overclocked Stories of the Future Present
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Blackstone Audio, Inc.; Unabridged edition (January 27, 2015)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1483079945
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1483079943
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 6.1 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.2 x 0.7 x 5.7 inches
  • Best Sellers Rank: #9,907,273 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • #3,257 in Science Fiction Short Stories
  • #15,466 in Science Fiction Anthologies (Books)
  • #57,300 in Short Stories Anthologies
  • Customer Reviews: 4.2 out of 5 stars    19 ratings

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