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Undo, a Novel By Joe Hutsko   By: (1963-)

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"Undo" a novel by Joe Hutsko

COPYRIGHT 1996, by Joe Hutsko

RESTRICTIONS

The author, Joe Hutsko, retains the copyright to this novel.

This novel may be freely distributed as long as there is no charge for its distribution. You may read this novel, make copies of it, and distribute it exactly as it is, unchanged, via any media, as long as you do not receive money for it.

If you wish to include this novel in a CD ROM collection, please contact the author to obtain written permission for its inclusion.

Thank you.

Joe Hutsko 76703.4030@compuserve.com

"UNDO" ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB

(Special thanks to Nathan Shedroff, Drue Miller, and Anita Corona of San Francisco based Vivid Studios, for kindly creating and maintaining the "Undo" WWW page; you folks are a many splendid thing.)

NOTE TO NEWTON USERS

A Newton Book edition of "Undo" is available in the Newton/PIE Forum on CompuServe (GO NEWTON), in the Newton Forum on America Online (KEYWORD: NEWTON), and in the Newton Books Forum on eWorld (SHORTCUT: NEWTON).

(Special thanks to Patty Tulloch, of Apple Computer, Inc., for her kindness, her commitment, and most of all, her friendship. Without her assistance, the Newton Book edition of "Undo" would not have been possible.)

DOWNLOADING THE ETEXT EDITION OF "UNDO"

The Etext edition of "Undo" is also available in the Newton/PIE Forum on CompuServe (GO NEWTON), in the PDA Forum on America Online (KEYWORD: PDA), and in the Newton Books Forum on eWorld (SHORTCUT: NEWTON).

TABLE OF CONTENTS

AUTHOR'S NOTE DEDICATION INTRODUCTION TO THE ELECTRONIC EDITION PROLOGUE PART I Chapters 1 6 PART II Chapters 7 11 PART III Chapters 12 16 PART IV Chapters 17 20 PART V Chapters 21 24 THE END

AUTHOR'S NOTE

This novel is a work of fiction. Names, characters, companies, products, places, and incidents are either the product of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, companies and/or products, or locales, is entirely coincidental.

DEDICATION

This novel is dedicated to the loving memory of my father

Stephen M. Hutsko

INTRODUCTION TO THE ELECTRONIC EDITION

"What a long, strange trip it's been." The Grateful Dead

As nearly as I can remember, I began writing this novel in the summer of '88, after leaving my job at Apple Computer, Inc., where I worked for almost four years for former Apple chairman John Sculley, as his personal technology advisor. It was a neat job title and a lot of fun, but somewhere in there I decided I wanted to become a novelist. Eight years and two title changes later, the first novel that I set out to write, known these days as "Undo," is finally available to readers in this special electronic edition, free of charge.

Electronic books, or e texts, have been available for some time now so this is hardly groundbreaking news. Or is it? For me, it's a pretty big deal. Primarily because the electronic books that are available to download from the Internet, the World Wide Web, and online services such as CompuServe and America Online, were published previously in hardback or paperback editions, or both. Bruce Sterling's "The Hacker Crackdown: Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier," for example, was first published in hardback by Bantam in 1992, then in 1993 in paperback, also by Bantam. Sterling wisely retained the electronic rights to his book so that he may electronically speaking do as he pleases with his work. To the best of my knowledge, Sterling is the first author to give away his published, in print book for free on the Net.

I don't know how many people who download e books actually read them from cover to cover, though I suspect the number is rather low. Mainly because the medium isn't as easy on the eyes as traditional paper based books. I would bet that most people who download e books and I'm talking about novels, vs... Continue reading book >>




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