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Installing Linux on a Dead Badger

by Lucy A. Snyder

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I suppose this counts as a short story collection, although only the last three pieces are traditional stories. The rest of the book consists of fake news features (or, in the case of the title piece, a technical manual), all of which seem to be set in the same universe: one where technology and necromancy have become intertwined, where zombies can be controlled by computer, and where corporate IT is outsourced to demons. The humor is a bit variable, and may work best if you're a hardcore computer geek (which I'm not, exactly), but the best bits are brilliantly funny, and the entire thing (all 101 pages of it) would be worth it just for the satirical piece about relatives of dying people signing them up to labor after death in zombie sweatshops to cover their medical bills. ( )
  bragan | Oct 5, 2013 |
This is really a book that is dedicated to and written for the short-sleeve-button-down-shirt-wearing, Linux-running, hardcore computer geek. It also happens to be damn funny, even if you don’t get quite all the jokes. There are zombies. Read it.
  beserene | Jul 6, 2009 |
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Twelve humorous tales about computers, tech support and the forces of darkness. Also contains 14 B&W illustrations by DE Christman and Malcolm McClinton.
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