Information is power, and whoever controls the feed rules the world in this all-too-plausible follow-up to the science fiction thriller Bandwidth.
Exiled from Washington after a covert operation gone wrong, Diana is building a new life as a freelance spy, though her obsessive secrecy is driving away the few friends and allies she can count on. When she’s hired to investig...more
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We follow CIA agent Diana as she's embroiled in intrigue and action in her quest to keep "the feed" safe from malicious hands. Great mystery set in a relevant near-future world.
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A freelance spy in the near future takes on a job and finds out it is darker than she thought, with all kinds of ulterior motives.
I didn't find the future projections all that interesting. Your mileage may vary.
It’s all about the feed and the clash and wisdom of two women—Diana and Helen—who keep the present, future and the ultimate destiny of the world in the fist of their attacks and counterattacks.
The feed was the information infrastructure that empowered nearly every human activity and on which nearly every human activity relied. A talisman that lent mere mortals the pow ...more
One side note. Rea ...more
The main character, Diana, gets pulled through from Bandwidth - the other book in his Analog series - and after playing a supporting role in the previous book, takes center stage and drags you into a frenzied, believ ...more
Eliot Peper weaves together an apocalyptic future and hard science fiction based on today’s headlines and then wraps it all together into a Detective/Espionage story. This would be more than enough to make his writing great but Peper’s genius really shines through in his characters. In this book, Peper brings back all of the characters from the first book and adds a few new ...more
The writing is clumsy in a few parts but overall is a very fine effort, especially for this genre. While ostensib ...more
More than just being a good story, it's an important one. Eliot captures a number of trends - the declining faith in institutions, the growing power of non-state actors, the increasing reliance on technology ...more
I like to rate books i read by how immersed i get and also by how much they move me. This book accomplished both. While not necessary, it may help to read Bandwidth first. This is well written enough to stand in its own. As great as Bandwidth is, this is a step up. And the novels reflect the interconnected world we live in today taken farther. A future that is completely within the realm of possibility. Technology, given proper perspective can be good , but may we ...more
Borderless picks up where Bandwidth leaves off as groups are more aware of the true power that the feed can possess on the global civilization.
This story is from Diana's viewpoint, who is a working as a freelance spy now that she has left the CIA. A subtle underlying story of the book is how Diana is trying to figure out how to avoid second-guessing herself, putting trust in others, all while battling mentors and others from her pa ...more
So close to a reality just short years ahead, or is it a recount of a reality we 're already entered? Regardless of your fluency or comfort with today's technologies, Eliot Peper's Analog books present a view of the underbelly, of the uses and misuses of advancing digitization toward which we are screaming. At both individual and societal levels there lie awakenings and cautions as we step forward, of both digital as well as analog. How you voted in this 2018 midterm may fo ...more
This series is so timely and so well conceived that it could just as easily be describing our present as one possible near future. If you loved Bandwidth (like I did), you'll love the follow-up which is faster paced but manages to be just as serious an exploration of current real world challenges without losing the feel of a f ...more
I really enjoyed the first book in this series, but this story had even more interesting insights and posed even better questions about society and the direction we are headed. I especially liked the afterword, positivity and progress!
Not only does Elliot do his research but he describes characters in a captivating and engaging way. He describes an interesting if somewhat bleak future that we're all likely to discover is closure to the truth than is comfortable.
(Proof copy from the author, who's a friend)
I really love Eliot's style of writing. In each of the other books I've read some of the lines feel like they have been crafted as opposed to just written (if that makes sense)
From a story perspective this was a good next step to go in. It took the political fallout from the previous book and ran with it
From my point of view I had similar feelings as ...more