After the Siege
- After the Siege was written and read by Cory Doctorow, and made available under the creative commons license. Cory says it's a "sf short story inspired by my grandmother's stories of surviving the Siege of Leningrad as a little girl."
- Alice Taylor reads a story about sweatshops in massively multiplayer online games. Anda's Game was written by Cory Doctorow and originally published on Salon.com. It's distributed under the Creative Commons license.
Home Again, Home Again
- Home Again, Home Again was written by Cory Doctorow and is made available under the Creative Commons license. In the authors words, it is "a sequel (of sorts) to Shadow of the Mothaship....This one is the autobiography of a child raised in an alien-imposed mental institution, and the mentorship he received from The Guy Who Thought He Was Nikola Tesla."
- This story appears in the anthology "Future Washington" and was written by Cory Doctorow. It's licensed for download under the Creative Commons license. The author says: "My story is a novella called "Human Readable," and of all my short fiction, it is the story I'm most proud of. It's the tale of a world that's been upended by hyper-efficient planning algorithms based on ant-colony optimizations, so that Los Angeles has the best traffic in the world. However, when these networks crash, they really crash - cars, surfboards, and many other common conveyances end up catastrophically failing, with concomitant loss of life."
- A short story by Cory Doctorow, originally published in "The Infinite Matrix". Available under the Creative Commons license. From the author: "It's a riff on Asimov's robots stories, in which only one kind of robot is allowed -- I tried to use this to show how such a world would be one of universal, totalitarian Broadcast Flags, technology mandates that restrict innovation and liberty."
Nimby and the D-Hoppers
- A short story by Cory Doctorow, originally published in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine. Distributed under the Creative Commons License. From the author: "Nimby and the D-Hoppers is an alternate future of deep green anti-technocracy, and the collission with dimension hoppers from more technocratic realities."
Return to Pleasure Island
- A short story by Cory Doctorow. From the author: "A dark and mean fantasy story that was originally published in Realms of Fantasy in 2000, and reprinted in my 2003 short story collection A Place So Foreign and Eight More." Distributed under the Creative Commons license.
Shadow of the Mothaship
- This story appears in "A Place So Foreign and Eight More", a short story collection by Cory Doctorow. It's licensed for downloading under the Creative Commons license. From the story: "It's the untethering of my parents' house that's on my plate today. The flying
of a kite on a windy Toronto Hallowe'en day and the suspension of worry for a
When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth
- A short story by Cory Doctorow about an apocalypse that is survived by thousands of systems administrators locked into sealed data-centers around the globe. Released under the Creative Commons license.
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