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3.85  ·  Rating details ·  93 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
With a microchip pulsing inside his head, Ale Elatey was perfectly happy being a computer-linked expert for the almighty ORA:CLE. Until he stepped out on his terrace and a winged killer Dac tried to gun him down.

Then Ale's life became one gigantic glitch. Computerized black doctor bags began making house calls to his home; the photo tried to burn a hole in his brain; his o
Paperback, 336 pages
Published August 1st 1984 by Berkley (first published 1983)
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-Entre las pioneras en afrontar, a su manera, los peligros de la era de la información.-

Género. Ciencia-Ficción.

Lo que nos cuenta. A finales del siglo XXII, Ael Elochenta Aefachesce Enefefseis sale a regar sus plantas en la terraza cuando, a pesar de que su DetectDacs esté en verde, es atacado por un dac, una raza de alienígenas que viven en naves sobre los cielos de la Tierra y que gustan de cazar y matar humanos. Contra todo prónostico, Ael mata al dac y cuando un técnico revisa el DetectDacs
Nicholas Avedon
Jul 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Un libro extraño, entretenido y muy peculiar. No se lo recomendaría a todo el mundo, de hecho no sé a quien se lo podría recordar ya que cuesta bastante entrar en él, pero una vez que lo haces, descubres que ¡oh sorpresa!, es más grande por dentro que por fuera. Tampoco es un libro con demasiadas ambiciones, solo entretener, sorprender y exponer sus pequeñas aportaciones a la ciencia ficción, que no es poco.

Para mi lo mejor, la personalidad del protagonista, que oscila como un péndulo, y sin dud
Jun 08, 2009 rated it liked it
Though I give it 3 stars for cardboard characters and weird character motivations, this book stuck with me since the 80'd.

It proposed a utopian view that the internet will be useful in linking up experts in all field in a type of 411 operation to open up vast stores of human knowledge and decision making. No room for spam or viruses in this supposed future. Interesting read of an early pre-internet idea of the Internets.

Feb 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
Another of the paperbacks dug out of the boxes. Kevin O'Donnell, working 25 years ago, weaves in global warming, the Internet (in the form of a rough approximation of Google News, crowdsourcing and netroots), plus tosses in alien invasion and telepresence to create a future in which we are all confined to our homes because the world has been reforested to sop up the excess CO2. Plus, the aliens kill everyone who goes outside. Good stuff.
Apr 07, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: sci-fi lovers
One of the more realistic books I ever read about a plausible future. Spotted with some fantastic elements -not enough relevant to sustract reality- presents a world worried about CO2 emissions, natural catastrofes, social knowledge and other.
Matt Kelland
Nov 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
Excellent sci-fi political story, with a remarkable degree of prescience about Internet and cloud technology.
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