While in Chicago I continued my favourite past time of browsing in book shops. I don’t remember the shop itself but it was on the corner of State and Randolph I think where I purchased a DAW Books 30th Anniversary Science Fiction Collection. I’m half way through it now and it’s a great read, Tad Williams’ short story is crazy, following the take over of the Earth by an AI, Terminator or Lawnmower man style, but through IRC! heh. Another story uses IRC too as a means of communication between ships in space, and a whole story unwinds from the script of the chat-session. Great stuff.