Eliot Peper

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Eliot Peper is the author of Bandwidth, Borderless, Breach, Cumulus, True Blue, Neon Fever Dream, and the Uncommon Series. He's helped build technology businesses, survived dengue fever, translated Virgil's Aeneid from the original Latin, worked as an entrepreneur-in-residence at a venture capital firm, and explored the ancient Himalayan kingdom of Mustang. His books have been praised by Popular Science, Boing Boing, Businessweek, the Chicago Review of Books, TechCrunch, io9, San Francisco Magazine, the Verge, Ars Technica, and the New York Times Book Review, and he has been a speaker at places like Google, Comic Con, SXSW, and Future in Review.

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Eliot Peper Thanks Bob, I'm happy to hear you enjoyed Bandwidth.

My mum's from British Columbia and I've spent quite a bit of time in the NW, hence it's prominence…more
Thanks Bob, I'm happy to hear you enjoyed Bandwidth.

My mum's from British Columbia and I've spent quite a bit of time in the NW, hence it's prominence in the novel.

After Bandwidth, I'd recommend reading Borderless->Breach->Cumulus->Neon Fever Dream->The Uncommon Series.

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Eliot Peper Hi Matt, delighted to hear you enjoyed Bandwidth.

The mechanics of the feed are never described in Bandwidth or the other two Analog Novels. This was…more
Hi Matt, delighted to hear you enjoyed Bandwidth.

The mechanics of the feed are never described in Bandwidth or the other two Analog Novels. This was very intentional. One of the things I enjoy most about reading speculative fiction is how it challenges me to bring my imagination to the story as a reader. By illustrating the impact of the feed on characters' lives but leaving how it works up to you, the feed becomes a symbol, a metaphor, allows you to participate directly in creating the future the book extrapolates. More here: https://medium.com/adjacent-possible/...

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Bandwidth (Analog #1)

3.60 avg rating — 3,108 ratings — published 2018 — 6 editions
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Podcast interview about how technology shapes society

I went on the Future Fossils podcast to discuss what the future extrapolated in the Analog Novels can teach us about the present:

http://shows.pippa.io/futurefossils/episodes/115

“We haven’t figured out the new societies we want to build, given the new realities we’ve already invented.”

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“Everyone worries about the future.” His voice lost its affected madness. He was quiet now, incisive. “They freak out about technology. They obsess over how tomorrow might be different. But it’s the things that do not change that we should pay attention to. If you want to make sense of the world, focus on finding the constants. They’re the rare truths that everyone’s too busy to bother with.”
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“Shankar Vedantam wrote that those who travel with the current will always feel they are good swimmers, while those who swim against the current may never realize they are better swimmers than they imagine,”
Eliot Peper, Bandwidth

“There were sharks before there were dinosaurs, and the reason sharks are still in the ocean is that nothing is better at being a shark than a shark.”
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“Critical thinking without hope was cynicism, while hope without critical thinking was naïveté.”
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“Literature not only illuminated another’s experience, it provided, I believed, the richest material for moral reflection. My brief forays into the formal ethics of analytic philosophy felt dry as a bone, missing the messiness and weight of real human life.”
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“The exercise of imagination is dangerous to those who profit from the way things are because it has the power to show that the way things are is not permanent, not universal, not necessary. Having that real though limited power to put established institutions into question, imaginative literature has also the responsibility of power. The storyteller is the truthteller.”
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“Like memory, history was synthetic. Humans thought of both as factual records, but study after study confirmed that they were more like dreams, narratives constructed and reconstructed by the mind to fit the demands of the present, not the reality of the past.”
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“Shankar Vedantam wrote that those who travel with the current will always feel they are good swimmers, while those who swim against the current may never realize they are better swimmers than they imagine,”
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“Critical thinking without hope was cynicism, while hope without critical thinking was naïveté.”
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