The SmartMonsters Bookstore
SmartMonsters' games are not for everyone. We write for
adults with fairly rich educational and cultural backgrounds.
We assume our players like to read, and know how to type. We don't
write for kids. If this sounds like you, welcome!
to read our essay, "Can a Game be Literature?"
The works listed here have all been used in some way as
our flagship game.
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Books About Linux & UNIX
Free for All: How LINUX and the Free Software Movement Undercut the High-Tech Titans, Wayner, HarperBusiness 2000
Hardening Linux, James Turnbull, Apress 2005
Solaris Internals(TM): Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris Kernel Architecture (2nd Edition), Richard McDougall, Prentice Hall PTR 2006
The Cathedral and the Bazaar: Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental Revolutionary, Raymond, O'Reilly 1999
The Design of the Unix Operating System, Bach, Prentice Hall 1987
The Unix Operating System, 3d ed., Christian / Richter, Wiley 1993
UNIX System Administration Handbook 3d ed., Nemeth, et al, Prentice Hall 2000
Understanding the Linux Kernel, Third Edition, Bovet / Cesati, O'Reilly 2005
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"... postmodernist fiction also reflects the disruption of [the] landscape by twentieth-century war. War in our century has forced us to rethink the received categories of space, conceptual as well as geographical space; it has taught us to think in terms of zone. The lexicon of war is one of the sources of the term "zone," and certainly the postmodernists have borrowed many of the characteristics of their zone from the zones of military discourse - the war zone, the occupied zone, the demilitarized zone." -- Brian McHale, Postmodernist Fiction ( info)