The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Powell's Q&A | September 3, 2014

Emily St. John Mandel: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Emily St. John Mandel



Describe your latest book. My new novel is called Station Eleven. It's about a traveling Shakespearean theatre company in a post-apocalyptic North... Continue »
  1. $17.47 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Station Eleven

    Emily St. John Mandel 9780385353304

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$6.50
List price: $9.99
Used Mass Market
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton SF- S

Daemon

by

Daemon Cover

ISBN13: 9780451228734
ISBN10: 0451228731
Condition: Standard
All Product Details

Only 1 left in stock at $6.50!

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Already an underground sensation, a high-tech thriller for the wireless age that explores the unthinkable consequences of a computer program running without human controlaa daemonadesigned to dismantle society and bring about a new world order

Technology controls almost everything in our modern-day world, from remote entry on our cars to access to our homes, from the flight controls of our airplanes to the movements of the entire world economy. Thousands of autonomous computer programs, or daemons, make our networked world possible, running constantly in the background of our lives, trafficking e-mail, transferring money, and monitoring power grids. For the most part, daemons are benign, but the same canat always be said for the people who design them.

Matthew Sobol was a legendary computer game designerathe architect behind half-a-dozen popular online games. His premature death depressed both gamers and his companyas stock price. But Sobolas fans arenat the only ones to note his passing. When his obituary is posted online, a previously dormant daemon activates, initiating a chain of events intended to unravel the fabric of our hyper-efficient, interconnected world. With Sobolas secrets buried along with him, and as new layers of his daemon are unleashed at every turn, itas up to an unlikely alliance to decipher his intricate plans and wrest the world from the grasp of a nameless, faceless enemyaor learn to live in a society in which we are no longer in control. . . .

Computer technology expert Daniel Suarez blends haunting high-tech realism with gripping suspense in an authentic, complex thriller in the tradition of Michael Crichton, Neal Stephenson, and William Gibson.

Synopsis:

This high-tech thriller for the wireless age explores the unthinkable consequences of a computer program running without human control--a daemon--designed to dismantle society and bring about a new world order. Available in a tall Premium Edition.

Synopsis:

When a designer of computer games dies, he leaves behind a program that unravels the Internet's interconnected world. It corrupts, kills, and runs independent of human control. It's up to Detective Peter Sebeck to wrest the world from the malevolent virtual enemy before its ultimate purpose is realized: to destroy civilization...

About the Author

Daniel Suarez is an independent systems consultant to Fortune 1000 companies. He has designed and developed enterprise software for the defense, finance, and entertainment industries. An avid gamer and technologist he lives in the Western Hemisphere.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 6 comments:

Jose Juarez, May 28, 2011 (view all comments by Jose Juarez)
Computers and thrillers not really my thing; read. But this book is well worth the time. Awesome characters. Starts of a bit bit slow but quickly captures your attention and the readers want to know what's next. Movie is in the works but absolutely everybody should know by now that movies don't always do justice to exceptional novels and books. Just read it break out of your mindset and read something new or different!
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
dnels, January 28, 2011 (view all comments by dnels)
A most intensely compelling work of fiction! This techno-thriller is set in the very near future, and explores a world where AI-enhanced machines challenge human dominance, and people rely heavily on augmented reality glasses as part of their daily lives and relations to one another. Extremely well thought out, accurately based on the trajectories of actual technologies and science of today, it falls within the "Hard Sci-Fi" category. Visionary and cautionary tale of the potential good and bad of the expanding role of technology in modern life. Pick it up!
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(1 of 1 readers found this comment helpful)
P.A. Brown, January 13, 2011 (view all comments by P.A. Brown)
This is by far the best techno-thriller I have ever read. Suarez gives a new twist on the evil, self-aware computer so overdone in bad books and movies and takes it to a level beyond anything I've seen before. His characters are riveting and you care for them, and cringe with each new horror visited on them. He kept me guessing right up to the end and I relished every dark step he took me down.

That he followed it with an equally exciting conclusion with Freedom TM is just another coup.

Don't miss this book. You won't regret it.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(1 of 1 readers found this comment helpful)
View all 6 comments

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451228734
Author:
Suarez, Daniel
Publisher:
Signet Book
Subject:
Technological
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
7.40x4.20x1.40 in. .80 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

Other books you might like

  1. Terminal Freeze Used Mass Market $0.95
  2. Beat the Reaper
    Used Mass Market $1.95
  3. Eclipse
    Used Book Club Hardcover $1.25
  4. Halting State
    Used Mass Market $3.95
  5. Good People Used Mass Market $5.50
  6. Nancy Drew 59: The Secret in the Old...
    Used Hardcover $4.95

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Horror » General
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Contemporary Thrillers
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Technothrillers
Fiction and Poetry » Science Fiction and Fantasy » A to Z

Daemon Used Mass Market
0 stars - 0 reviews
$6.50 In Stock
Product details 640 pages Signet Book - English 9780451228734 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This high-tech thriller for the wireless age explores the unthinkable consequences of a computer program running without human control--a daemon--designed to dismantle society and bring about a new world order. Available in a tall Premium Edition.
"Synopsis" by ,
When a designer of computer games dies, he leaves behind a program that unravels the Internet's interconnected world. It corrupts, kills, and runs independent of human control. It's up to Detective Peter Sebeck to wrest the world from the malevolent virtual enemy before its ultimate purpose is realized: to destroy civilization...

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.