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ORA:CLE

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  111 ratings  ·  12 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
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published August 1st 1984 by Berkley (first published 1983)
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Olethros
-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
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Xabi1990
6/10. de lectura más o menos amena, con la informática como protagonista y en mundo donde todo se hace desde casa. Se deja leer, sin más.
Baltimoreads
Feb 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Este hombre predijo buena parte del futuro.
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
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Rodrigo Martín
Hasta el momento en el que encontré este libro en el Parque Rivadavia, no conocía a Kevin O’Donnell. Pero el nombre nerdo del libro me atrapó: ORA:CLE. También, no voy a negarlo, me atreví a comprarlo porque fue ganador del Premio Mannesmann Tally 1987 (tampoco conocía el premio, y después me enteré que solo se dio una sola vez).

Fue grata mi sorpresa al encontrarme con un libro con componentes clásicos del cyberpunk, y con un ritmo bastante peculiar que me mantuvo atrapado hasta el final.

La
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Will  England
Jan 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Grabbed this off a discount rack decades ago - before I'd heard of the company by the same name. Great pulp sci-fi, a world dominated by aliens, cities completely re-forested to battle the high C02 levels and global warming, citizens that never leave their apartment, having everything delivered from online orders through their 'mass transciever'; public and job meetings taking place in virtual environments where everyone is working remote. Very prescient of today's Skype, Internet shopping and ...more
Daniel Díez
Aug 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Estupenda novela, se nota un poco el paso del tiempo pero tiene unos golpes de efecto tremendos. Se puede recomendar su lectura incluso a lectores que no tengan afición por la ciencia ficción.
Miguel
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
Traducción malísima. Quizá me habría gustado más de haberlo leído en inglés; las conversaciones quizá no sean tan forzadas ni los personajes tan acartonados en el original.
Rubene Guirauta
Dec 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Difícilmente mejorable.
Damon
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.

pedro
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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