0wnz0red is one of the best-known stories in this book, but it’s not available on this site. That’s because the story was originally published on Salon, and it’s still available there. Enjoy!
By the way, this story has made the preliminary 2003 Nebula ballot. That means that it will be presented to the members of the Science Fiction Writers of America as a candidate for the final award ballot. Cross your fingers!
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Cory Doctorow is the future of science fiction. An nth-generation hybrid of the best of Greg Bear, Rudy Rucker, Bruce Sterling and Groucho Marx, Doctorow composes stories that are as BPM-stuffed as techno music, as idea-rich as the latest issue of NEW SCIENTIST, and as funny as humanity’s efforts to improve itself. Utopian, insightful, somehow simultaneously ironic and heartfelt, these nine tales will upgrade your basal metabolism, overwrite your cortex with new and efficient subroutines and generally improve your life to the point where you’ll wonder how you ever got along with them. Really, you should need a prescription to ingest this book. Out of all the glittering crap life and our society hands us, craphound supreme Doctorow has managed to fashion some industrial-grade art.
Paul Di Filippo
Author of The Steampunk Trilogy