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Overclocked: Stories of the Future Present

Cory Doctorow

Edité par Blackstone Audiobooks, United States, 2015
ISBN 10: 1483079929 / ISBN 13: 9781483079929
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Titre : Overclocked: Stories of the Future Present

Éditeur : Blackstone Audiobooks, United States

Date d'édition : 2015

Reliure : CD-Audio

Etat du livre : New

Edition : Unabridged.

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Language: English . Brand New. 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. N° de réf. du libraire AAS9781483079929

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Synopsis : 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 mindbending 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 cyber-world, and hence the world at large, from worms and bioweapons. And yes, there is a story about zombies, too.

Critique: "Cory Doctorow is just far enough ahead of the game to give you the authentic chill of the future.... Funny as hell and sharp as steel." -- Warren Ellis

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