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 — 2,965 ratings — published 2018 — 6 editions
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Cumulus

3.65 avg rating — 877 ratings — published 2016 — 3 editions
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The internet is just getting started

Some people claim that we’ve reached peak internet, that it changed the world but now we’re finding a new equilibrium.

They’re wrong.

We’re still in Chapter 1 of this story. There are folks drafting Chapter 2. And somewhere out there some kids are dreaming up Chapter 3.

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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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“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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