Daemon (Daemon #1)
A) Give all your money to charity just in case you can buy your way into heaven.
B) Indulge in an around the world drinking, drug and sex spree until going out in a blaze of glory by crashing your private jet into an erupting volcano live on CNN.
C) Pour all your money into a cryogenics program and freeze yourself like Walt Disney in the hope that they’ll finally figure out a way...more
Ah, fuck it. Big scary computer shit...more
* The painstakingly correct detail distracts from the story a bit.
* The concept of the world being decided by a battle between carders feels silly.
* Suarez makes it a point to demonstrate just how evil some of the characters are. This squicked me out slightly...more
I flew through this book and loved every minute of it. I could have done without the brutal mistreatment of a woman at the beginning of the the book, but it did server to vilify one of the main antagonists. After this opening scene, you are thrown into a world of action, and mystery. I lo...more
Daemon's merit is that the ideas in it serve a plot from the realm of sci-fi but one whose execution is feasible and even thinkable with our current state of technology and society.
The philosophy and story it tells is a bit of a mashup between Snow Crash, the Matrix and most pop-sci books from the past ten years. Unfortunately the story crashes under the weight of its own...more
However, there was far too much technical talk. I'm fairly adept at computers and gaming but there was so mu...more
Consider the many massively multi-player online role-playing games (like World of Warcroft) to which so many are now addicted. These games have an artificial intelligence (AI) that helps structure play and serves as non-human controlled characters within the games.
Now, imagine creating such a game but using the real world as data inputs and having an AI to coordinate the real-world game so that it is no longer a game but is actually real life. Further imagine that this AI w...more
With Sobol's secrets buried along with him, and as n...more
This is pure thriller mater...more
The death of a high-tech mogul puts into effect his plan to infect the world's networks with a distributed daemon in order to bring about a change to the social fabric. It's a very cool concept—sort of a cyberpunk take on Assimov's The Foundation Trilogy. that idea is backed up by a lot of cool thought exercises about the vulnerability of society, the relationship of parasite to host and how that applies...more
Pete Sebeck is the first officer on the scene of a murder in an area where murder just doesn’t happen very often. But as the investigation continues, more strange deaths occur and seem to be related to Matthew Sobol, a multi-billionaire who was a computer genius and the creator of highly popular, massive multi-player online computer games. Unfortunately for the FBI, Mr. Sobol is dead. Complicating matters is t...more
Daemon is an inventive techno-thriller, blending Michael Crichton with Neil Stephenson. The science feels real, grounded in possibility if not probability, and, in the second half of the novel, as events accelerate and mass to...more
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