I’ve provided access to these scripts so that you can easily browse them and read them, even if you don’t have the ebook of Astounding Scripts. I strongly recommend that you not download these scripts, or copy and paste them.

Use the download script from Astounding Scripts to download them. This will use a checksum to verify that the script has not been changed maliciously since publication.

Each script in the book is followed by the command that will download it into your ~/bin folder.

Introduction

games and chance

I never could get the hang of Thursdays. — Arthur Dent (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy)