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 software working with no human control—a daemon—designed to dismantle society and produce a few new global order
Technology controls virtually every little thing in our modern day international, from distant access on our autos to entry to our houses, from the flight controls of our airplanes to the hobbies of the full international economic climate. millions of self sufficient laptop courses, or daemons, make our networked international attainable, working consistently within the historical past of our lives, trafficking electronic mail, moving cash, and tracking energy grids. For the main half, daemons are benign, however the similar can’t regularly be stated for the folks who layout them.
Matthew Sobol used to be a mythical computing device video game designer—the architect at the back of half-a-dozen well known on-line video games. His untimely dying depressed either players and his company’s inventory fee. yet Sobol’s fanatics aren’t the single ones to notice his passing. whilst his obituary is published on-line, a formerly dormant daemon prompts, starting up a sequence of occasions meant to resolve the cloth of our hyper-efficient, interconnected global. With Sobol’s secrets and techniques buried besides 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 difficult plans and wrest the realm from the clutch of a anonymous, faceless enemy—or discover ways to reside in a society within which we're not on top of things. . . .
desktop know-how professional Daniel Suarez blends haunting high-tech realism with gripping suspense in an actual, complicated mystery within the culture of Michael Crichton, Neal Stephenson, and William Gibson.
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Daemon (Daemon, Book 1) by Daniel Suarez