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Infoquake: The Jump 225 Trilogy: v. 1 [Kindle Edition]

David Louis Edelman
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"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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"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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1119 KB
  • Print Length: 436 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1591024420
  • Publisher: Pyr (18 Sep 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C4B2IM6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #377,528 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent debut 11 Aug 2008
By A. J. Sudworth VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
This a book that reminds me of the buzz that I got from Nuromancer all those years ago. Infoquake creates a world that has technology literally built into people. Where sub programs are available on demand to enhance normal bodily functions (although this wasn't pushed as far as it might..!) It also sets up a society where the first brushes with AI technology led to a disasterous war and one that scarred Earth for many years. Into this mix you have a 'hero' called Natch who seems angry at everyone, treats his staff like dirt and wants to make money and be top of the programming ratings (Primo) so bad he can taste it. In this he is similar to Case in 'Neuromancer' who was definately not your squeakly clean hero..
But the technology really just sets up the story, because this is all about over throwing the establishment and changing society
Its a great read and I only gave it 4 stars because its can't be a good as the hype and I think that Richard Morgans 'Altered Carbon' was the best debut in the last 10 years
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good ideas dragged down by appalling writing 14 July 2010
By Kitsune
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
As the title of the review states, there are some good ideas here, the OCHREs and the software that runs them. The big disappointment is the sheer bloody awfulness of the characterisation and dialogue. There must be something in this book though, as I literally threw it in the wastepaper basket three times, only to retrieve it just to see what happens, (or maybe to see if the sustained awfulness of writing and editing went all the way to the end). It's about time that Edelman's editor got a grip on him/her, forced him to read some Elmore Leonard to find out how to write dialogue, made him/her put down his/her thesaurus etc. etc. Or perhaps he/she got a new editor...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Detra Fitch TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Natch grew up in one of the most challenging hive academies. His hardships taught Natch many of Life's tough lessons. Once Natch enters the business world, he chooses to become a ROD coder. These are "Routines on Demand". They are bio/logic programs that cater mainly to the rich. In this day and age, everyone has OCHRE, machines working inside their bodies to shield them from disease, injury, and other things. ROD coders write code so that people may alter their appearances. (For example, eye color to morph and compliment the person's surroundings.) Soon Natch begins his own fiefcorp and names it Natch Personal Programming Fiefcomp. His two best apprentices are Horvil, his friend since early childhood and an excellent engineer, and Jara, a bio/logic analyst he met during his early work years. Natch finally makes it to the top of the market. Even if only for a short time, his fiefcorp is number one on Primo's, breaking the monopoly of the Patel Brothers in the slot.

Natch's notoriety catches the attention of Margaret Surina, the master of the Surina Perfection Memecorp and owner of a mysterious technology called MultiReal. The Defense and Wellness Council wishes the technology gone. Knowing Len Borda, head of the Council, is planning her death, Margaret convinces Natch to join her. With enemies closing in, Natch and his people have only a few days to prepare MultiReal for demonstration and release to the public. To accomplish this, Natch will have to partner up with a past rival.

***** If a story can be food for thought, then this novel is a banquet! The story begins with a bang as Natch and his two apprentices strive to hit number one on Primo's.
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