Little Hacker Muffet
sat on her tuffet
destroying her cords and Way.
Along came a hacker named Spider,
who sat down beside her
and frightened his opponent away.
When Fet, one of the most skilled hackers in the Legends, discovers her best friend and leader of her group has been abducted and held for ransom, she must escape unnoticed and find Peep before it's too late.
When Spider, a new recruit training to join her hacker ring, slips out with her and claims to have a plan to save her friend, Fet is forced to bring him along. As she discovers he's not who he claims to be, she faces grave danger and learns just how deadly a spider bite can be.
A good read
An interesting take on the nursery rhyme by introducing an action packed, fast pace hacker slant to the narrative. The writing is compelling and I will definitely be reading another of Robinson’s many stories. The only negative I have about the story is the lack of description of location and technology. I am not a sci-fi/ hacker aficionado so some explanation of how the world works and the technology that is obviously important functions would have been appreciated, but as this is a short story I don’t count this as a major drawback but simply a nice to have. Over all a very enjoyable read.