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Overclocked by Cory Doctorow
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Mar 08, 2011

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Read from March 08 to 15, 2011

Scifi short story collection with a social conscience. The first two stories in the collection seemed the weakest: "Printcrime" a mere two pages and a bit gimmicky, and "When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth" relied too much on geeky computer jargon, and that's saying something coming from someone who loves her geeky computer jargon. The rest of the stories were each better than the last, building to a brutal finish in "After the Siege" based on the author's grandmother's experience of the siege of Leningrad. Each story references well-known scifi (Anda's Game gives a nod to Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game, etc.); said references may be lost on a casual reader of scifi.
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03/12 "I remember vaguely liking one story in this collection (I, Robot) but the rest are very uneven."
02/08 marked as: read

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