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.


When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth

Anda’s Game

I, Robot

I, Row-Boat

After the Siege

Complete Book