ios9.com have made available this story from an intriguing three-part anthology series edited by John Joseph Adams and Hugh Howey. This, the first in the series, looks at pre-apocalypse, the second features stories set during the apocalypse, and the third post-apocalypse.
The Buckell story whets the appetite nicely, and I’d recommend you head over to io9.comto read it online.
It’s very near-future. Too near-future for anyone who reads boingboing.net, or who knows who Edward Snowdon is!
There’s a hacker on the loose – is he a whistleblower or a terrorist? Two bounty hunters are hot on his heels, and find that when they get him, things suddenly become very, very serious. It’s a spare, taut little story that ends with a bang (a big one), not a whimper!