Friday, November 15, 2013

Nerds Vs Zombies: ZHackers Volume 2 Hits Ubuntu Software Center


Like a herd of the shuffling, mindless dead, the follow up to 2012's Ubuntu-themed Zombie novel �Zhackers� has taken a while to arrive.
But, over a year after the first instalment became a best seller on  the Ubuntu Software Center, volume 2 is finally upon us�
Zhackers, a �zombocalypse� story written by David Jordan, tells the saga of three weaponless Ubuntu-using nerds trying to find their way in a world gone to ruin.
�Can these hackers pull off their hardest hack yet, surviving the threat of zombies, thirst, hunger, and internet withdrawal?�
Now, I�ll �fess up: I haven�t had chance to read this latest instalment � which I�m told includes some pretty gruesome moments � but I was taken with the first volume, describing it in a mini-review as �a romp of a read�.

Jordan�s writing style strikes the perfect balance of wit, pace and characterisation � something I�m in no doubt he continues with in volume 2.
Zhackers is published under a Creative Commons license, lacks DRM, and is distributed in interactive, .pdf and ePub formats. This edition also comes with some extras: an interactive 3D cover and an additional short story.
The novel is available to buy direct from the Ubuntu Software Center for $2.99.

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