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Borderless

(Analog #2)

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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

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Kindle Edition, 284 pages
Published October 30th 2018 by 47North
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Ryan Yes, it is a direct sequel and you will miss large pieces of context if you skip to the second book in this trilogy.

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Fabi
Sep 05, 2018 rated it liked it
This is book 2 but if you read book 1 you know it pretty much wrapped up it's story. However, some groundwork was laid so that we could revisit this incredible near-future world with follow up characters.

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.


Review ARC graciously provided by the publisher via NetGalley
Lucas Carlson
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh. My. This is so good. So so good. This is the kind of book you wait for... why? Do you like big premise books? Check. Do you like great writing that doesn’t get in the way of the story? Check. Do you like books where you can’t put them down? Check. Do yourself a favor and stop reading this and just get it. You won’t be disappointed.
Glen
Nov 12, 2018 rated it liked it
I won this book in a goodreads drawing.

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.

Bernard Jan
More action. More suspense. More intrigue. More of everything in the second installment of the Analog Series, Borderless.

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.

Because,

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
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Brad Feld
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: scifi
Spectacular. It's not out yet (I read the uncorrected proof) but Eliot just gets better and better with each book. Riveting, relevant, and wonderful.
Dubi
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When we last left the Analog series at the end of its initial entry, Bandwidth, that story was pretty well wrapped up, with the groundwork laid for a follow-up. I expected to drop back into Dag's life and follow him as he handled the ensuing situation. But Eliot Peper had a better idea. Yes, let's follow that lead, but let's look at it from a different angle. So instead of Dag, we're in the head of Diana, the former CIA agent Dag used to get intel and, as we left off Bandwidth, a promising roman ...more
Gary
Nov 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was torn between a four and a five rating. This book was extremely good. And that was both its strength and its downfall. The heroine was extremely intuitive and creative. The villain was extremely power hungry and cruel. The kidnapping was extremely harrowing and exotic. The plot was extremely challenging. And the resolution was extremely satisfying. A little bit of extreme goes a long way, and by the end of the book my mind was ready for something a little more believable.

One side note. Rea
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David Mandell
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The compelling core of most of Peper’s books for me is the relevance his near-term fiction holds to my current world. Borderless is no exception. I just finished the uncorrected proof and, again, was left creating solid connections to everything I am thinking about on a daily basis.

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
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Richard
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
For those of you who read and enjoyed the first of the Analog Series -Bandwidth - prepare for a sequel that is even better!

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
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Robert
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The middle book in the Analog trilogy, Borderless continues to center on Commonwealth and The Feed, which is what Facebook and its newsfeed could have been, instead of becoming a complete dumpster fire of a garbage company with a product that, while useful at times, does incredible harm. Borderless is my favorite of Eliot’s works that I’ve read so far (Cumulus, Bandwidth, True Blue).

The writing is clumsy in a few parts but overall is a very fine effort, especially for this genre. While ostensib
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Eric C.
Peper's second novel in the Analog series amps up the scope while continuing to add layers to primary and previously peripheral characters. I will say I thoroughly enjoyed reading Diana's story and love seeing how the author continues to evolve his craft. It is a wildly entertaining read that takes on a real-world significance as big tech and political structures quickly move towards a collision. It also takes on the theme of isolation, personal compartmentalization, and vulnerability in a way t ...more
Rick
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"How we do things shapes what we do." When you come to that point in the book, it's a declaration of a character's growth that they understand the importance of being intentional in their work, of understanding the consequences of their actions that manifest long after the decisions are made.

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
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Jonathan Isakoff
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A book that out does its prequel

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
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Eric Walker
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Eliot does it again with another action packed near future story

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
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L.G.
This is the second book in the Analog series. The story continues and follows the perspective of former CIA agent Diana. Many of the characters from Bandwidth appear in this story. So, I suggest that you read the series in order. I would like to read more about a few of the minor characters (such as Nina) and more about Rachel. I hope that they will have a larger role in the third book.
Ronald Pomerantz
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A Lesson For Our Times

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
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Jacob Chapman
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Borderless continues and deepens the exploration of fake news, distributed power and the far reaching consequences of environmental degradation Peper began with Bandwidth.

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
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Charles Stuckey
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Adventure/Morality

Borderless sucks you in as an adventure story but then segues into a tale of morality, human strengths and weaknesses as its heroine navigates through her own mind and a political labyrinth.
Maria Haskins
Nov 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
A stylish and action-packed scifi thriller full of thought-provoking ideas about technology, social media, and politics.
Brian
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It was hard to put this book down! I enjoyed the change of narrator from book 1 of the series and many of Peper’s ideas.
Elicia Cobb
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Better than the first

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!
Manikandan Sundararajan
Nov 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
I really enjoyed the new narrative perspective in this book. The author has an excellent command on how to craft meaningful character and it shines through the book!
Harry McLaren
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A short but entertaining read

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.
Simon
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Borderless. Eliot Peper's Analog trilogy continues the war between the establishment and the future. This is Diana's book: the freelance spy faces down her past and her present, to build a better tomorrow. Peper channels John Perry Barlow and declares independence.

(Proof copy from the author, who's a friend)
LeeAnn Bonds
Nov 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Loved this fast moving and broad-thinking story. Big ideas permeate the action-packed plot. Occasionally a big idea got a little longwinded, but the action picked back up immediately. And I have to say, I love (spoiler alert) a happy ending, though the story will continue... Can't wait to read the next volume. (Book one was great, also!)
JP  Iwanade
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic near-term science fiction with a spy-thriller storyline. The playing out of the current corporate and geopolitical situation has a coherent scenaric perspective, without going into too detail. When is the third part of analog coming out!
Sarah E.
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Eliot Peper's latest novel is gripping, thrilling, and highly relevant. Concerns of technology, data, power, politics, and privacy play out with Commonwealth, who run and curate the Feed. Rather than focus on Dag, Peper's latest focuses on Diana, an incredible protagonist written with skill and delicacy. Highly recommended reading.
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Galen Strickland
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Eliot just keeps getting better. I reviewed Bandwidth earlier this year, but decided to combine titles of his Analog series on one page. Link is for comments on Borderless, but you can scroll to top of the page for the previous review.

http://templetongate.net/analog.htm#b...
Andy Parkes
Jan 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-reading
Second book in the Analog series. Was good to see the focus shift to one of the other characters, especially one I really liked from the first book

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
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Chris
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another gem from Eliot Peper! I had been in a reading slump, no books seemed to hold my attention. Then I read Borderless! I'm a long time fan of Peper's books, and this is another great one! I love the pace, details, and stories. Borderless is a particularly timely look into government and corporate entanglement and then issues of how some of our largest corporations heavily sway, influence, or downright control aspects of our lives across the world. It's fascinating to think about and contempl ...more
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“Everyone worries about the future.” His voice lost its affected madness. He was quiet now, incisive. “They freak out about technology. They obsess over how tomorrow might be different. But it’s the things that do not change that we should pay attention to. If you want to make sense of the world, focus on finding the constants. They’re the rare truths that everyone’s too busy to bother with.” 1 likes
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