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Below you can find downloadable versions of all six stories in this collection. I’ve set them up as plain text, HTML, and printable PDFs formatted for A4 and letter-sized paper. If you’ve got a favorite format you’d prefer to see them in, go ahead and convert ‘em, then email them to me along with the name and URL of the reader used with your format.

Just one thing: please don’t send me duplicates of the formats that are already below — I know, I know, you think that the Palm DOC reader version should(n’t) have curly-quotes. But it’s too complicated, I hate adjudicating disputes, and life’s too short.

These files are under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 license. Mix ‘em up. Send them to your friends. Get creative. Tell me about it. Make cool junk. Some weirdos actually get pissed off when their readers like their stuff enough to share it and improve it. Me, I’m over the moon when that happens.

Like Tim O’Reilly says, “Obscurity is a far greater threat to authors and creative artists than piracy.

Or, more to the point, as Woody Guthrie said:

This song is Copyrighted in U.S., under Seal of Copyright #154085, for a period of 28 years, and anybody caught singin it without our permission, will be mighty good friends of ourn, cause we don’t give a dern. Publish it. Write it. Sing it. Swing to it. Yodel it. We wrote it, that’s all we wanted to do.

Printcrime
Official files: PDF (A4) | PDF (Letter) | HTML | Plain text
Podcast: Part 1
Others: Microsoft Reader (info) (Tari Akpodiete) | Mobipocket (info) (Tari Akpodiete) | Sony Librie/eReader (Mark Boszko) | Ereader (info) (Dan Royea) | Palm DOC (info) (Jeremy Brooks) | iPod Notes (Jason Hart) | Plucker PDB (info) (Jeremy Brooks) | FictionBook Reader (info) (Pablo Untroib) | XHTML (suitable for NDSLibris and other platforms) (Garrett Burgwardt)| Kindle (info ) (Ian Bone) | EPUB (info) (Krisztián Tóth)

When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth
Official files:PDF (A4) | PDF (Letter) | HTML | Plain text
Podcast: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6
Others: Microsoft Reader (info) (Tari Akpodiete) | Mobipocket (info) (Tari Akpodiete) | Sony Librie/eReader (Mark Boszko) | Ereader (info) (Dan Royea) | Palm DOC (info) (Jeremy Brooks) | iPod Notes (Jason Hart) | Plucker PDB (info) (Jeremy Brooks) | FictionBook Reader (info) (Pablo Untroib) | XHTML (suitable for NDSLibris and other platforms) (Garrett Burgwardt) | Kindle (info) (Ian Bone)| EPUB (info) (Krisztián Tóth)

Anda’s Game
Official files:PDF (A4) | PDF (Letter) | HTML | Plain text
Podcast: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Others: Microsoft Reader (info) (Tari Akpodiete) | Mobipocket (info) (Tari Akpodiete) | Sony Librie/eReader (Mark Boszko) | Ereader (info) (Dan Royea) | Palm DOC (info) (Jeremy Brooks) | iPod Notes (Jason Hart) | Plucker PDB (info) (Jeremy Brooks) | XHTML (suitable for NDSLibris and other platforms) (Garrett Burgwardt)| Kindle (info) (Garrett Burgwardt) | EPUB (info) (Krisztián Tóth)

I, Robot
Official files:PDF (A4) | PDF (Letter) | HTML | Plain text
Podcast: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5
Others: Microsoft Reader (info) (Tari Akpodiete) | Mobipocket (info) (Tari Akpodiete) | Sony Librie/eReader (Mark Boszko) | Ereader (info) (Dan Royea | Palm DOC (info) (Jeremy Brooks) | iPod Notes (Jason Hart) | Plucker PDB (info) (Jeremy Brooks) | FictionBook Reader (info) (Pablo Untroib) | XHTML (suitable for NDSLibris and other platforms) (Garrett Burgwardt)| Kindle (info) (Ian Bone) | EPUB (info) (Krisztián Tóth)

I, Row-Boat
Official files:PDF (A4) | PDF (Letter) | HTML | Plain text
Podcast: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
Others: Microsoft Reader (info) (Tari Akpodiete) | Mobipocket (info) (Tari Akpodiete) | Sony Librie/eReader (Mark Boszko) | Ereader (info) (Dan Royea) | Palm DOC (info) (Jeremy Brooks) | iPod Notes (Jason Hart) | Plucker PDB (info) (Jeremy Brooks) | FictionBook Reader (info) (Pablo Untroib) | XHTML (suitable for NDSLibris and other platforms) (Garrett Burgwardt) | EPUB (info) (Krisztián Tóth)

After the Siege
Official files:PDF (A4) | PDF (Letter) | HTML | Plain text
Podcast: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9
Others: Microsoft Reader (info) (Tari Akpodiete) | Mobipocket (info) (Tari Akpodiete) | Sony Librie/eReader (Mark Boszko) | Ereader (info) (Dan Royea) | Palm DOC (info) (Jeremy Brooks) | iPod Notes (Jason Hart) | Plucker PDB (info) (Jeremy Brooks) | FictionBook Reader (info) (Pablo Untroib) | XHTML (suitable for NDSLibris and other platforms) (Garrett Burgwardt) | Kindle (info) (Ian Bone) | EPUB (info) (Krisztián Tóth)

Slovakian fan-translation by Pavol Hvizdos

Entire book for Java-enabled mobile phones (Thanks to Nicholas Bennett for preparing this)


74 Responses to “Download for Free”

  1. [...] All of these stories are available for download under a Creative Commons By-Noncommercial-Sharealike license. Take ‘em, send them around, convert them to new formats, make new and cool things out of them — but don’t charge money for them without talking to me first — and no adding DRM to them, ever! [...]

  2. [...] 15th, 2007 · No Comments Since reading Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, I’ve been a fan of Cory Doctorow’swriting. Now, there’s Overclocked, a collection of short stories. The Kirkus review bills these books as “computer-related and bulging with knowing SF references”. [...]

  3. [...] Cory Doctorow releases a new book Cory Doctorow released his newest bookOverclocked under a CreativeCommons license. He’s also released it on paper, available at Amazon. This is a great way to sample new (to me) authors. [...]

  4. [...] Cory Doctorow has posted his latest book, Overclocked, to his website for free download. [...]

  5. [...] Cory Doctorow has just released his collection of short stories, entitled Overclocked. As with the rest of Cory’s work, they are free for download under a CC license. These files are under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 license. Mix ‘em up. Send them to your friends. Get creative. Tell me about it. Make cool junk. Some weirdos actually get pissed off when their readers like their stuff enough to share it and improve it. Me, I’m over the moon when that happens. [...]

  6. [...] Once again the entire book is available for free download in multiple formats, in addition to being available for sale at retail sites.  Apparently my local dealer doesn’t have any copies on site, so I may just wind up ordering it online. [...]

  7. [...] Quote from one of the six stories of the Overclocked compilation by Cory Doctorow.  Download them for free (in a variety of formats) here.  If you’ve never read anything by Cory, it’s a great place to start.  You’ll understand the title if you ever read Asimov. [...]

  8. [...] Overclocked » Download for Free – cory doctorow’s new book of short stories available for download under a creativecommons license. [...]

  9. [...] I’m in the final stretch of a rewrite so this week’s post’s an ultra-quickie. Allow me to direct you to Cory Doctorow’s site, craphound.com, in particular his downloadable short stories. Enjoy. [...]

  10. [...] Cory’s latest short story collection, Overclocked: Stories of the Future Present can be downloaded for free, listened to via podcast , and purchased one of many places (you can get an autographed copy delivered to your door, too). Posted by Tracy Sheridan Filed in podcasting, interactive, bloggers, Waxxi, digital media, technology, DRM, Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing, Google Unbound [...]

  11. [...] This, in addition to the fact that you may download any of his books for free, anytime. [...]

  12. [...] An interview with Cory Doctorow, digesting his new book. I’m looking forward to this new one; I picked it up just after I reviewed (loved) Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom. [...]

  13. [...] Cory Doctorow >> Overclocked » Download for Free Cory’s new collection of short stories is available for free. (tags: CoryDoctorow SciFi ebook free literature) [...]

  14. [...] This is rather brilliant. Free downloads and audio here. [...]

  15. [...] This past week I had the rare opportunity to help launch Cory Doctorow’s new book, Overclocked, during his visit to Vancouver to deliver SFU’s annual Leonard Lecture. I always find it difficult to describe Cory to people who aren’t familiar with his work. It’s like all of his professional and creative interests are these things that float just outside of my vocabulary and I end up stumbling around like a buffoon. [...]

  16. [...] At the same time, I can’t help but wonder if this new generation of alternate-format marketing is actually detrimental to e-books. From what I can tell, JC Hutchins is hoping to use his large audience to land a big print publisher for his 7th Son trilogy. (I think he may also be selling copies through Lulu in the meantime.) Scott Sigler uses the podiobook exposure to sell print books, and after the audio book has finished its first run he sells the entire audio set on iTunes (and elsewhere). Cory Doctorow? He too uses the podiobook to sell print books. He also gives away the text as PDF, HTML, plain text, Microsoft Reader, Mobipocket, Sony eReader, Ereader, Palm Doc, iPod notes, and Plucker PDB. [...]

  17. [...] More and more authors, such as Cory Doctorow, are opting for the free route right off the bat, figuring that a wide readership is better than the paltry income likely to come from a regular publishing deal. Setting free a book that has gone out of print or that has dropped out of sight retail-wise seems to be an even easier decision to make, one that could potentially give a book a second life, albeit a likely non-remunerative one. [...]

  18. [...] written by Cory Doctorow can be read online [...]

  19. [...] Cory Doctorow’s Short stories, which are collected in  the book, Overclock, are going to be adapted into comics. The cover above is for Anda’s Game, done by the incredible drawing animal Sam Kieth. Here’s the list of stories that are being adapted: [...]

  20. [...] Scifi lovers, check out Overclocked: Stories of the Future Present. It’s some great “hard sf” from the man who is truly becoming the next great science fiction author, Cory Doctorow. Also it’s free. [...]

  21. [...] The consequences of this are explored (as it eventually becomes apparent) in Cory Doctorow’s short-story After The Siege. [...]

  22. [...] Overclocked by Cory Doctorow I must download these books and stick them on my horrid O2 XDA. At last, something to read in Microsoft Reader. (tags: books scifi free ebooks opensource) [...]

  23. [...] Modern sci-fi author/college professor Cory Doctorow is my kind of kook and a person I would aspire to be if I had to start life over again. Not only is he a Singularity writer, but he does it in such a way that you would’ve thought you were reading tomorrow’s newspaper. On his website Doctorow has everything you could want concerning sci-fi, tech links, bio, news, articles, pretty much all of the standard fare, but most of all, you can download free short stories from his latest anthology Overclocked. [...]

  24. [...] Reading: June’s Wired, even though I should read Doctorow’s Overclocked. Neil Gaiman said this about it (it’s on the cover!): “Cory Doctorow straps on his miner’s helmet and takes you deep into the caverns and underground rivers of pop culture, here filtered through SF-colored glasses. Enjoy.” Now, why wouldn’t I read that? Seriously. [...]

  25. [...] Relacionado: a história I, Rowboat, do Cory Doctorow, lida com o mesmo tema aplicado à continuação da consciência e backups de si mesmo. Disponível na íntegra sob Creative Commons – Link. [...]

  26. [...] The song was written in honour of Cory Doctorow and based on his story When Sysadmins Ruled The Earth. [...]

  27. [...] Overclocked su Amazon.com Overclocked su Ibs.it Overclocked gratuito sul sito di Doctorow [...]

  28. [...] Current reading: Cory Doctorow’s Overclocked: Stories of the Future Present. Old school sci-fi updated for web 2.0. [...]

  29. [...] Only twice did I stumble upon the genre of post-apocalyptic science fiction before: first when I played with the classic game Fallout (I hope it gets abandonware soon), and last when I read the excellent book of Isaac Asimov and Robert Silverberg titled Nightfall — although the latter one is not a typical example of the genre mostly because it takes place on an alien planet instead of Earth. And similarly, only twice did I see the name of Cory Doctorow before, both times in the blogs of self-appointed “web 2.0″ evangelists, prematurely leading me to the conclusion that he is another self-appointed “web 2.0″ evangelist not worth paying attention to. That’s why I was utterly surprised when I found his name on the list of Locus Award winners in 2006. (For the unawares: the Locus Award is one of the numerous science fiction awards, having writers like Ursula K. LeGuin, Isaac Asimov and Neil Gaiman among its winners). His novelette titled “When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth” has been chosen the best novelette in 2006, and being a part-time sysadmin and SF-fan, I started downloading and reading it. Yes, downloading, in the completely legal sense, since Doctorow publishes his works under one of the Creative Commons licenses – and that’s one of the reasons why he was mentioned in many web 2.0-related blogs, for this behaviour is still (unfortunately) uncommon among writers. [...]

  30. [...] Good exercise. On a related note, I enjoyed Cory Doctorow’s Overclocked collection of short stories over the weekend. Some excellent material in there that will probably crop up in a post soon. [...]

  31. [...] Cory Doctorow (SF novelist, blogger, technology activist) Cory Doctorow, co-editor of popular weblog BoingBoing and contributor to the likes of New York Times and Wired, explores the benefits and consequences of online systems in his latest (fictional) book Overclocked: Stories of the Future Present (free download). This provocative collection of six previously released stories shows Doctorow extrapolating todays user experiences towards a futuristic vision and creating fascinating stories in doing so. An extensive review can be found at The Uberreview. For his writings, Doctorow has already been compaired to ‘Cyberspace’ godfather William Gibson by Entertainment Weekly. In the Authors@Google series Cory Doctorow himself presents and discusses the book, if any questions remain be sure to go see Doctorow at Fab, or the personal fabrication revolution. [...]

  32. [...] And here is an interesting (FREE!) e-book to read.  When Sys Admins Ruled the Earth.  Interesting take on an “end of the world” setting.  Audiobook can be found here. [...]

  33. [...] You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your ownsite. [...]

  34. [...] Cory Doctorow est, entre autres, blogueur (et pas des moindres, puisque co-auteur de Boing Boing), journaliste et auteur de science fiction estampillé geek. Il a publié une collection de 6 nouvelles sous le titre Overclocked, toutes très marquées nouvelles technologies et langage nerd. Et puisqu’il travaille pour l’organisation Creative Commons, il a eu la bonne idée de mettre à disposition en téléchargement gratuit sur son blog, Craphound.com, l’ensemble de ces nouvelles sous licence CC. [...]

  35. [...] Se trata de un libro publicado con licencia Creative Commons Attibution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 y que se puede adquirir en librerías como Amazon. Aunque, por supuesto, podemos leer todo su contenido gratuitamente desde aquí, si sabemos inglés claro. [...]

  36. [...] overclock your brain Cory Doctorow e un scriitor ciudat de SF. Nu în sensul că ceilalţi ar fi normali, dar el îşi distribuie gratuit produsul intelectual sub o licenţă Creative Commons. Probabil I’m preaching to the choir că citiţi şi voi Boing Boing la fel ca mine… Ultima carte, Overclocked: Stories of the Future Present e o colecţie de şase povestiri suculente, fiecare cu câte o introducere făcută de autor. Sunt toate ancorate în realitatea tehnologică de azi, în trecutul pe care suntem condamnaţi să-l repetăm şi în viitorul pe care-l construim cu masochism. Citiţi şi vă ovărclocaţi! [...]

  37. [...] Too risky, I guess. As I commented on the if:book post, I predict that publishers of the near future will standardly issue a free e-Book to promote their print sales. Early adopters include Cory Doctorow, quoting Tim O’Reilly: “Obscurity is a far greater threat to authors and creative artists than piracy.” The point that hasn’t hit home to publishers yet is that many books, including the Booker shortlist, are undesirable to read digitally. [...]

  38. [...] Corey Doctrow Another enlightened author. Finally. (tags: Sci fi books ebooks) [...]

  39. [...] tofuize bookmarklet: ezeken próbáljátok ki: http://craphound.com/overclocked/download/ (html-t válasszátok) « előző | Gazs — 2007. 11. 17. 23:52 [...]

  40. [...] chez Google Book Search (ici) et un téléchargement gratuit du texte intégral chez Cory Doctorow (là), aurait-on devant nous un modèle alternatif pour faire découvrir un [...]

  41. [...] dernier livre est, depuis début 2007,  tout à la fois en vente en librairie, et téléchargeable gratuitement sous licence CC, en de multiples formats, y compris sous forme de podcasts. note de Cory Doctorow [...]

  42. [...] Like Little Brother, and most if not all the rest of Doctorow’s fiction, it is available as a free download as well as in dead-tree hardcopy [...]

  43. [...] Overclocked » Download for Free“Download for Free. Below you can find downloadable versions of all six stories in this collection.” [...]

  44. [...] the past week I’ve read a few pieces from a sci-fi short story collection by Cory Doctorow (Overclocked: Stories of the Future Present). I’m no techie but I do enjoy futuristic fare. And I always seem to be working through one [...]

  45. [...] When I started programming, it helped me a lot to think about the OSI model (Open Systems Interconnection Basic Reference Model).  On the right is a simple example of a five layer OSI model.  This type of model can help when coding or administering a system so you can effectively debug at the right ‘layer’.  I’ve found that I use this same logic now in all sorts of other areas, as it helps me parse out the details of an issue.  I also was reminded of this while reading one of Cory Doctorow’s new short stories, ‘When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth’ in ‘Overclocked’. [...]

  46. [...] February 23, 2009 in Uncategorized First off, you may want to follow these links about an unforeseen consequence of the earning of  ‘money’ online. They lead to BBC News & the short Story ‘Adna’s Game’ from Cory Doctorow’s collection  Overclocked“ [...]


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