"It is a brisk, well-told science fiction adventure set in the normally unadventurous world of business...a simple old-fashioned story, where incident crowds onto incident, where jeopardy makes us hold our breath and rabbits are pulled from the hat only at the very last moment. So in the end the melodrama keeps us reading and awaiting with some interest the next volume in the trilogy." -- New York Review of Science Fiction, Vol. 19, No. 5, # 221, January 2007. "Right off the bat, let me just say that David Louis Edelman's Infoquake just might be one of the very best science fiction debuts I have ever read. The book deserves all the praise it has garnered, and then some! Only rarely will a debut author produce the sort of work which habitually comes from celebrated veterans...Edelman brings a fresh vision to "old" ideas and cliches, which makes Infoquake something special...The worldbuilding is another enthralling facet of this novel...The author has created a richly detailed universe...Ambitious, vast in scope, with a deftly executed plot and impeccable prose from start to finish, David Louis Edelman's Infoquake is a fascinating read. 2006 was one of the best years in memory in terms of impressive speculative fiction debuts. Had I read it when it was originally released, Infoquake would have trumped Scott Lynch's The Lies of Locke Lamora, Naomi Novik's His Majesty's Dragon, Brian Ruckley's Winterbirth, and Joe Abercrombie's The Blade Itself." -- Pat's Fantasy Hotlist, May 7, 2008. "...a well-wrought, propulsive, and consistently readable book...a well-told, entertaining, and thought-provoking first novel. A solid start. Edelman's just might be a name to watch." -- Andromeda Spaceways, August 12, 2008. "Infoquake provides us not only with a good, well-thought narrative, with convincing dialogue and characters. Edelman manages to create realistic figures almost to the point of melodrama, but keeping a balance so they have internal coherence, filled with purpose but being at the same time contradictory in their choices and actions - Infoquake and MultiReal are very refreshing novels. In Infoquake and MultiReal, Edelman has strived for a well-thought, really thorough examination of politics and society of the universe he created. A good writer can do no less when setting out to do something in that level." --Post-Weird Thoughts blog, January 6, 2009
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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.
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