By Daniel Suarez
Already an underground sensation, a high-tech mystery for the instant age that explores the unthinkable outcomes of a working laptop or computer application operating with out human control—a daemon—designed to dismantle society and produce a couple of new international order
Technology controls nearly every thing in our modern day international, from distant access on our automobiles to entry to our houses, from the flight controls of our airplanes to the routine of the full international economic climate. millions of self sustaining desktop courses, or daemons, make our networked international attainable, working continuously within the history of our lives, trafficking email, shifting cash, and tracking energy grids. For the main half, daemons are benign, however the similar can't constantly be acknowledged for the folk who layout them.
Matthew Sobol was once a mythical desktop video game designer—the architect at the back of half-a-dozen renowned on-line video games. His untimely dying depressed either players and his company's inventory cost. yet Sobol's lovers aren't the one ones to notice his passing. while his obituary is published on-line, a formerly dormant daemon prompts, starting up a sequence of occasions meant to solve the cloth of our hyper-efficient, interconnected global. With Sobol's secrets and techniques buried in addition to him, and as new layers of his daemon are unleashed at each flip, it's as much as an not going alliance to decipher his problematic plans and wrest the realm from the snatch of a anonymous, faceless enemy—or discover ways to dwell in a society during which we're now not up to speed. . . .
Computer know-how specialist Daniel Suarez blends haunting high-tech realism with gripping suspense in an genuine, complicated mystery within the culture of Michael Crichton, Neal Stephenson, and William Gibson.
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Welcome back. For a second there, I thought…’ ‘Battery,’ said the squid, beak clicking on the Ts. ’ I never noticed before, thought Ford, but that squid looks a lot like a bird. Then the underwater massage cave dissolved and Ford Prefect found himself deposited in a room composed of blue sky. A familiar figure sat in the opposite corner. ‘Ah,’ said Ford, remembering. Guide Note: Remembering is generally a two-stage process involving dialogue between the conscious and subconscious parts of the brain.
Trillian smooshed the plaskin on her cheek. It was smooth, but a little over-stretched. The guy at the checkout had promised that her face would loosen out with wear. But it never had. On bad days, Trillian thought her face looked like a skull pushed into a balloon. A network executive had once described her as: a slim, darkish humanoid, with long waves of black hair, an odd little knob of a nose and ridiculously brown eyes. Not any more. Today was one of those bad days. Random. After all these years.
Trillian thought she detected a chink of light in the gloom. ‘Wait. What? This is about me? You are going to destroy your life to get back at me? ’ Random tickled her husband till he snickered. ‘Don’t be ridiculous, Mother. I wanted you here to introduce your son-in-law to the Galaxy. ’ Trillian saw it all then, the genius of Random’s coup de grâce. If she announced this union in full 3-D Spectro-Vision, then she would be a laughing stock. If she did not, then her daughter was lost to her for ever and would probably milk the situation for enough sympathy to win another term in office.