Beyond the epic tale of geeks and zombies!

ZHackers: Volume Three and why it's now FOUR Books!

Yes, ZHackers: Volume 3 is going to be not one, but four books! Four very nerdy, thoughtful books full of big ideas, science experiments, and engineering projects gallore!

Review: Information Doesn't Want to Be Free

I've been listening to the audiobook of Cory Doctorow's Information Doesn't Want to Be Free read by Will Wheaton, and thought I'd share my thoughts on it here. I've met Cory precisely once, at a Chicago Public Library event for the launch of his book For The Win. He was a nice, fun geek and we talked about Linux phones and other stuff, and I had a great time. It's partly because of him that ZHackers opens not with a copyright page, but a copyleft page.

The Pluto Cake

Like some of my characters, I sometimes like to have fun injecting science and engineering into everyday things! That and obscene amounts of chocolate. So I made a cake to celebrate both my birthday and the amazingness of the New Horizons mission to Pluto. Seriously, we've just seen the first new sun-orbiting world up close in over 25 years! Just one birthday cake ago Pluto was a tiny speck of light, and now it's this:

ZHackers is now on Kindle!

At long last, the ZHackers ebook collection includes the Kindle AZW3 format!  A number of readers have asked for Kindle support, and so I've added it.  The AZW3 files will work on newer kindles and preserve all the typography and feel of the epub version.  So there you have it, full Kindle support and DRM-Free as always!

ZHackers, now cross-platform!

After quite some time on the Ubuntu Software Center, I'm releasing ZHackers for download on all platforms!  Whether you use another Linux distro or Windows or Mac, you can now get ZHackers directly through this website.