ALL FOR NAUGHT collects a novella and a novelette: "Naught for Hire" and "Naught Again," both originally published in ANALOG. "Naught for Hire" is a quirky, action-packed, comedy set just a few years from now. Nick Naught, private eye, walks down some strange mean streets as he tries to stay ahead of the killers on his tail and does his best to cope in a world where all the irritations we have with technology are magnified. Gadgets act up in big ways, including voice-operated machines that talk back to people. Dilbert could relate.
Look for the upcoming webisode series Naught for Hire, starring Ben Browder.