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Publisher Comments:

How far should you go to make a profit?

Infoquake, the debut novel by David Louis Edelman, takes speculative fiction into alien territory: the corporate boardroom of the far future. It's a stunning trip through the trenches of a technological war fought with product demos, press releases, and sales pitches.

Natch is a master of bio/logics, the programming of the human body. He's clawed and scraped his way to the top of the bio/logics market using little more than his wits. Now his sudden notoriety has brought him to the attention of Margaret Surina, the owner of a mysterious new technology called MultiReal. Only by enlisting Natch's devious mind can Margaret keep MultiReal out of the hands of High Executive Len Borda and his ruthless armies.

To fend off the intricate net of enemies closing in around him, Natch and his apprentices must accomplish the impossible. They must understand this strange new technology, run through the product development cycle, and prepare MultiReal for release to the public—all in three days.

Meanwhile, hanging over everything is the specter of the infoquake, a lethal burst of energy that's disrupting the bio/logic networks and threatening to send the world crashing back into the Dark Ages.

With Infoquake, David Louis Edelman has created a fully detailed world that's both as imaginative as Dune and as real as today's Wall Street Journal.

Review:

"Slick high-finance melodrama and dizzying technical speculation lift Edelman's SF debut, the first of a trilogy. Centuries in the future, humans rely less on machines than on upgrading their own nervous systems with nanotech bio/logic programs. Natch, a gifted young code programmer — entrepreneur obsessed with clawing his way to the top, jumps at the chance to merchandise a major new technology, MultiReal, even though he doesn't know what it is. Natch soon becomes a target for not just his business rivals but also totalitarian governmental agencies and more mysterious groups. Natch's being a borderline sociopath makes him extremely creative in business tactics and personal manipulation (and thus fascinating to read about). The world in which he operates is also fascinating, with awesome personal powers being sold on a frantic open market. Edelman, who has a background in Web programming and marketing, gives his bizarre notions a convincing gloss of detail. Bursting with invention and panache, this novel will hook readers for the story's next installment. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Edelman has created a fully detailed world that's both as imaginative as "Dune" and as real as today's "Wall Street Journal" in this stunning trip through the trenches of a technological war fought with product demos, press releases, and sales pitches.

About the Author

David Louis Edelman is a Web designer, programmer, and journalist. Over the past ten years, Mr. Edelman has programmed Web sites for the U.S. Army and the FBI, taught software to the U.S. Congress and the World Bank, written articles for the Washington Post and Baltimore Sun, and directed the marketing departments of biometric and e-commerce companies. He lives with his wife, Victoria, in Washington, DC.

Visit David Edelman's Web site at: www.infoquake.net.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781591024422
Author:
Edelman, David Louis
Publisher:
Pyr
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Corporations
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
Science / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Jump 225 Trilogy
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20060731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
421
Dimensions:
9.09x6.08x.90 in. 1.29 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Slick high-finance melodrama and dizzying technical speculation lift Edelman's SF debut, the first of a trilogy. Centuries in the future, humans rely less on machines than on upgrading their own nervous systems with nanotech bio/logic programs. Natch, a gifted young code programmer — entrepreneur obsessed with clawing his way to the top, jumps at the chance to merchandise a major new technology, MultiReal, even though he doesn't know what it is. Natch soon becomes a target for not just his business rivals but also totalitarian governmental agencies and more mysterious groups. Natch's being a borderline sociopath makes him extremely creative in business tactics and personal manipulation (and thus fascinating to read about). The world in which he operates is also fascinating, with awesome personal powers being sold on a frantic open market. Edelman, who has a background in Web programming and marketing, gives his bizarre notions a convincing gloss of detail. Bursting with invention and panache, this novel will hook readers for the story's next installment. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Edelman has created a fully detailed world that's both as imaginative as "Dune" and as real as today's "Wall Street Journal" in this stunning trip through the trenches of a technological war fought with product demos, press releases, and sales pitches.
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