The Cookie Monster

by Vernor Vinge
Reviewed date: 2013 Aug 26
38 pages
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On her first day of technical support work at LotsaTech, Dixie Mae Leigh is disturbed by an obscene email sent to her by name--with details about her childhood that nobody could possibly know. Following clues left in the email, she investigates and discovers a vast conspiracy: she and everyone else at LotsaTech are uploaded personalities toiling away in professor Gerry Reich's virtual sweatshop.

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