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They're Just Trying To Steer You Right. And Play Your Favourite Mp3s
When an ordinary guy’s implanted devices are reset after a construction accident that costs him his arm, the daemons in charge of his electronics are just trying to do their job as usual. But will they manage to keep their user happy and alive, when every bit of info they uncover becomes another part of
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Kindle Edition, 158 pages
Published November 20th 2015 by Mythography Studios
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Mike Robbins
Feb 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Well, this is something a bit different!

A daemon is a computer program that controls an ongoing background process that a device needs to function. They’re found everywhere and you’re not aware of them because as the user, you don’t interact with them. But they interact with each other. So – what if the daemons in different devices started consciously talking to each other? In George Saoulidis’s zany near-future thriller, Nanodaemons, that’s what they do.

The book begins with a number of daemons
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George Saoulidis
Dec 22, 2015 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
This is an experimental story and I know it's very hard to read. I tried to minimize the techy talk and cut down on the number of daemons (there were 2-3 more in the early version). The idea is that as the Internet Of Things becomes more ingrained with our lives, the daemons (controlling programs) in our devices will affect our physical world. The scene from the original Tron where the programs revered their user had always stayed with me through the years, so I had the nanodaemons go through ...more
David
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
it's o.k. couple giggles, like an Asimov reference. daemons are likeable, making fer kind of a novel twist. think cyberpunk fans might like. on the whole, a fairly original recipe
Norma
( Format : Audiobook )
" Humans never read the manual."
What a wonderful surprise: a thriller viewed through they eyes of not just a human being framed for a crime he did not commit, but also from the point of view of the various nanodeamons implanted in his body, working together to better serve their User. (A useful glossary at the end of the book explains that nanodeamons are computer programmes which run in the background silently controlling specific processes). His safety and well being is
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Brian
Oct 23, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
NanoDaemons had a great concept that's becoming rapidly more relevant as the Internet of Things now includes items like insulin pumps and prosthetics. In 2016 Johnson & Johnson revealed to the public that one their insulin pumps was vulnerable to hacking. What if that vulnerability applied to something like a pacemaker? Or a prosthetic limb? Now throw in personalities to these devices and give them something like Asimov's three laws of Robotics. Throw some hackers and a conspiracy at this ...more
Joe
Oct 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The concept for this book is very interesting. It is based in the future were tech has evolved to the point that it can be installed into humans. The tech also has Daemons with AI installed and they are part of the story. Each Daemon has their own personality and add a lot of humor to the story. Fingered! So what happens when your tech gets hacked and you no longer have control over your cybernetic hand? Things go wrong for the user and the Daemons try to save him. If your into Tech and ...more
Elizabeth
Jan 03, 2018 rated it liked it
*Actual rating 3.5*

This was a very pleasant surprise. It just has the exactly right mix of seriousness and comedy (bribing a prison door to open with door porn, anyone?) and despite the laughs, the premise is very scary.
The characters were lovable and the villains hateable, and they all bounced off each other so, so well. Their internal dialog was very well done but the narration was a little bland - I think Saoulidis is probably more suited to first person (but I haven't read anything by him in
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Kevin
Oct 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: si-fi
Nanodaemons was a really enjoyable story that balances action, assassins, humor, romance, and tech jargon. It is set in a not-too-distant cyberpunk future that is exiting yet relatable. While I do not really understand much of tech and programming lingo, I don’t believe that lessened my experience of the book. There were several time I actually laughed aloud, although tech people may even enjoy it more. Overall, it was a fun read and I will likely be reading other books by this author.
I revived
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Alex Villepique
Nov 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
I got this book for free from some action used for the authors to increase their readership.
AND I LOVED IT.
The author describes quite realistic future, touching on the current net security issues that plague most of us. And he does it in such a refreshing, interesting way, that I simply raced through the book.
It is indeed a great book.
The only complaint I have is that it is a bit short with a bit weak ending. It is like a story is not finished in some way. The ending was a bit disappointing
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Deanna
Jul 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! Very entertaining throughout. A little bit of everything mixed in. Romance, crime, mystery, tech stuff, suspense, conspiracy. No actual spies involved but feels like a technological spy novel. George Saoulidis, you rock as an author! ...more
Trevor Lukey
Nov 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Clever, Unique concept but you need to be familiar with the idea of daemons to really appreciate it. I really enjoyed it once I realized what was going on. Very funny.
Dan Cumberledge
Dec 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A unique and fun read.
Marcel
Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun book to read. Has some major inconsistencies even for future AI.
Cornel Diaconu
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked the idea of this novel;
maybe, on occasion, not the foul language :-) (really, do the AI chips feel the need to swear ?)
K.A. Krisko
Feb 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Dr. Strangelove on nanotech + Raiders

This novella started off great; I actually laughed in certain areas. It took a while to figure out what was going on, but when I did, I loved the play-style viewpoint of the daemons and the idea that they have human-like emotions and personalities. The sections featuring the viewpoint of the nanodaemons were definitely the high points of the book.

The other viewpoints I was not so enamored of. The style switches between omniscient narrator and third person.
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J.D. Lovil
Jan 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I Love Armd


This is an entertaining tale from the point of view of the controlling programs for the cybernetic implants of a young man, known to them as User. Each of these programs controls a specific function, so I guess you could call them the device driver programs.

The story is about a young man with a new replacement of his amputated arm by an old cyber arm, controlled by a hilariously insane nanodaemon. Most of the cyber dialogue is geek level jokes and puns, and it is funny throughout the
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Jen
Apr 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Most of us are glued to our phones. We'd be lost without them. Eventually, these things will be implanted as a part of us--I mean, just look at the work in Black Mirror. But in Nanodaemons by George Saoulidis, this has already become a reality and becoming cybernetic is commonplace.

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Leo works in construction and was recently in a work accident where he pushed a stray dog to safety, which lost him his
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Cearúil Swords
Feb 06, 2016 rated it liked it
An interesting premise with lots to recommend itself but final execution is a little off.

Nanodaemons has a lot going for it. The idea of the tiny bots having their own personalities gives plenty of room for fun and humour. Their abilities to connect up with wifi and other devices helps to flesh out this world and provides some clever moments. There are a lot of nice details scattered throughout the book, so overall it is worth a read. Sci-Fi heads, techie types and those interested in stories
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Catherine Putsche
Mar 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
“George Saoulidis Nanodaemons is a remarkably cultivated novel... his pacing is brisk, his scientific reckoning well-informed and plausible and his characterisation nothing short of outstanding.” https://walkerputsche.wordpress.com/

In the opening chapters the reader is introduced to a number of daemons who are trying to find their way around their Users newly fitted prosthetic arm after a construction accident. The User is a likable hero called Leo, who loves dogs and is framed for murder.

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H M Reynolds
Feb 05, 2016 rated it liked it
This is a cyberpunk caper chiefly viewed through the eyes of the protagonists cybernetic implants.

It is an inventive idea, which builds on the idea of Internet connected gadgets that will soon be upon us.

There was something about the narrative structure which did not grip me however. The plot hangs on a conspiracy the reason behind which is never explained.

If this is the author's first book it shows a promising start.
EE
Dec 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A very enjoyable read. While not for everyone, I found the interaction of the daemons to be very entertaining. Of course I have the technical background to quickly grasp the concept. Someone without a programming background should first review the glossary included at the end of the book.

While I enjoyed the story, the numerous typos and repeated text was annoying.
Minx
Aug 09, 2016 rated it it was ok
This would appeal to coders I think. Like the premise and it has an interesting take on smart technology and the uses it has for good and bad. Just very one-dimensional characters and an easily predictable plot.
Deanna Stanley
Apr 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cyberpunk
Very little plot,and it doesn't appear until you're almost halfway through. Still, if you found xkcd's "Sudo make me a sandwich" cartoon funny, then you will enjoy this.
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