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Bantam is proud to reissue ? in stunning new packages ? two remarkably prescient political thrillers coauthored by one of the biggest names in cutting-edge fiction. A decade ago Neal Stephenson, the acclaimed author of Quicksilver and Cryptonomicon, teamed up with J. Frederick George to write a pair of gripping science-based political thrillers under the pseudonym Stephen Bury. Each book remains conspicuously relevant, and each has a biotech twist that now seems eerily plausible ? Interface and The Cobweb.

Seattle Weekly called Interface a Manchurian Candidate for the computer age. William Cozzano is a likable presidential candidate who had the election in his hand — until a debilitating stroke. When a shadowy group of backers implants a biochip in his head that not only restores his functionality but also wires him into a computerized polling system, how can he possibly lose? Whatever the electorate wants, Cozzano offers — instantly. He's more than the perfect candidate: he's a political peripheral.

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Bantam is proud to reissue--in stunning new packages--two remarkably prescient political thrillers coauthored by one of the biggest names in cutting-edge fiction. A decade ago Neal Stephenson, the acclaimed author of Quicksilver and Cryptonomicon, teamed up with J. Frederick George to write a pair of gripping science-based political thrillers under the pseudonym Stephen Bury. Each book remains conspicuously relevant, and each has a biotech twist that now seems eerily plausible. Seattle Weekly called Interface a Manchurian Candidate for the computer age. William Cozzano is a likable presidential candidate who had the election in his hand--until a debilitating stroke. When a shadowy group of backers implants a biochip in his head that not only restores his functionality but also wires him into a computerized polling system, how can he possibly lose? Whatever the electorate wants, Cozzano offers--instantly. He's more than the perfect candidate: he's a political peripheral. In The Cobweb we shift our focus to the first Gulf War, with truly chilling results. During the lead-up to Desert Storm, the murder of an Arab exchange student at a local university puts Iowa deputy sheriff Clyde Banks on a collision course with both the CIA and Saddam Hussein. With Banks' wife's Army Reserve unit off in the Middle East, it seems those students are Iraqis sent to conduct agricultural research on biological weapons, right here in his midwestern town.

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From his triumphant debut with Snow Crash to the stunning success of his latest novel, Quicksilver, Neal Stephenson has quickly become the voice of a generation. In this now-classic thriller, he and fellow author J. Frederick George tell a shocking tale with an all-too plausible premise.

There's no way William A. Cozzano can lose the upcoming presidential election. He's a likable midwestern governor with one insidious advantage—an advantage provided by a shadowy group of backers. A biochip implanted in his head hardwires him to a computerized polling system. The mood of the electorate is channeled directly into his brain. Forget issues. Forget policy. Cozzano is more than the perfect candidate. He's a special effect.

“Complex, entertaining, frequently funny."—Publishers Weekly

“Qualifies as the sleeper of the year, the rare kind of science-fiction thriller that evokes genuine laughter while simultaneously keeping the level of suspense cranked to the max."— San Diego Union-Tribune

“A Manchurian Candidate for the computer age.” —Seattle Weekly

About the Author

Neal Stephenson is the author of The System Of The World, The Confusion, Quicksilver, Cryptonomicon, The Diamond Age, Snow Crash, and other books and articles.

J. Frederick George is a historian and writer living in Paris.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553383430
Author:
Stephenson, Neal
Publisher:
Spectra Books
Author:
George, J. Frederick
Author:
Neal Stephenson and J. Frederick George
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Election
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
Political campaigns
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
8.19 x 5.18 x 1.34 in 1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Bantam is proud to reissue--in stunning new packages--two remarkably prescient political thrillers coauthored by one of the biggest names in cutting-edge fiction. A decade ago Neal Stephenson, the acclaimed author of Quicksilver and Cryptonomicon, teamed up with J. Frederick George to write a pair of gripping science-based political thrillers under the pseudonym Stephen Bury. Each book remains conspicuously relevant, and each has a biotech twist that now seems eerily plausible. Seattle Weekly called Interface a Manchurian Candidate for the computer age. William Cozzano is a likable presidential candidate who had the election in his hand--until a debilitating stroke. When a shadowy group of backers implants a biochip in his head that not only restores his functionality but also wires him into a computerized polling system, how can he possibly lose? Whatever the electorate wants, Cozzano offers--instantly. He's more than the perfect candidate: he's a political peripheral. In The Cobweb we shift our focus to the first Gulf War, with truly chilling results. During the lead-up to Desert Storm, the murder of an Arab exchange student at a local university puts Iowa deputy sheriff Clyde Banks on a collision course with both the CIA and Saddam Hussein. With Banks' wife's Army Reserve unit off in the Middle East, it seems those students are Iraqis sent to conduct agricultural research on biological weapons, right here in his midwestern town.
"Synopsis" by , From his triumphant debut with Snow Crash to the stunning success of his latest novel, Quicksilver, Neal Stephenson has quickly become the voice of a generation. In this now-classic thriller, he and fellow author J. Frederick George tell a shocking tale with an all-too plausible premise.

There's no way William A. Cozzano can lose the upcoming presidential election. He's a likable midwestern governor with one insidious advantage—an advantage provided by a shadowy group of backers. A biochip implanted in his head hardwires him to a computerized polling system. The mood of the electorate is channeled directly into his brain. Forget issues. Forget policy. Cozzano is more than the perfect candidate. He's a special effect.

“Complex, entertaining, frequently funny."—Publishers Weekly

“Qualifies as the sleeper of the year, the rare kind of science-fiction thriller that evokes genuine laughter while simultaneously keeping the level of suspense cranked to the max."— San Diego Union-Tribune

“A Manchurian Candidate for the computer age.” —Seattle Weekly

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