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(Analog #3)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  243 ratings  ·  40 reviews
A hacker is drawn out of hiding and into an epic geopolitical showdown in the frighteningly plausible conclusion to Eliot Peper’s critically acclaimed Analog Series.

When you’ve betrayed your revolutionary cadre, an off-grid fight club on a remote tropical island is a good place to hide—or die.

For notorious ex-hacker Emily Kim, the outcome of each fight makes little differe
Hardcover, 236 pages
Published May 14th 2019 by 47North
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Lucas Carlson
May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Eliot is quickly becoming my go-to author as he keeps putting out quality work over and over again, filling a new niche of near-future tech thinking person's novels. The balance of big ideas with characters you care about, action that thrills, and plot that twists keeps you engaged to the end. Bravo Eliot. Keep em coming!
Realms & Robots
Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Breach, the third entry in the Analog series, gives us the story of the most mysterious character in the fictional universe, Emily Kim. The trials and tribulations of the Commonwealth mega-corporation continue to hold sway on the world order and the cast of characters from past books is at work to keep everything running. Breach is another great addition to the series, adding essential background information on the very person who started it all.

I’m obsessed with Emily Kim as a character. Honest
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Peper wraps up the Analog series with a non-stop technothriller. From illegal fight clubs to the last hurrahs of the global oligarchs, the story doesn't stop. But what's most important in Emily's story is how she finally finds a place and how Commonwealth can build on her skills to make the next step in its evolution from company to state.

These three novels chronicle the birth of a new world. It's painful, but ultimately glorious.


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If you’re not familiar with the Analog world that Peper has created – you are missing out. The world feels so insanely real it makes the hair on the back of your neck stand on end.

Something that I don’t think I noticed before this book is that Peper has this sort of poetic way of writing. Not to say the book reads like poetry (not at all) but it’s more of this refined read. There are no wasted words. I enjoyed that a lot and I almost want to go back to the othe
May 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-books, arc-books
Another outstanding novel in the Analog series! Eliot Pepper works wizardry combining the near-future, dystopian "Feed" with current hot-button issues (wealth inequality and re-distribution) in a way that's fascinating, fast-paced, highly intellectual and believable. Quite a high bar he's set for himself. Bravo!
Jacob Chapman
May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Breach is a fantastic conclusion to the Analog saga, weaving all of the themes and characters developed in the first two novels into a satisfying conclusion. In many ways this entry in the trilogy feels much closer or more personal than the first two. We already know the characters and we've become acquainted with what drives them. The action is also substantially more personal and intense, much of it being violent close quarter combat. It gives the book something like the pacing of a James Bond ...more
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Breach is the third installment of Eliot Peper’s Analog Series. While some series get weaker as they go along, Peper’s story seems to grow, evolve, and strengthen with each new book.

In the future (intentionally similar to now), the internet has evolved into “The Feed” which connects all people, businesses, and countries. Those who control The Feed control the world in Peper’s view of this apocalyptic future. In the first book, Peper’s motley collection of heroes commandeered the feed in order to
Eric Walker
May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Breach by Eliot Peper is such a great book I would definitely recommend it to anyone. Not only does the writing paint vivid pictures of what is happening but it is a great end to the analog series.

For the final story in the analog novels, Eliot further weaves the prior books of this series together by bringing back prior characters that some may have forgotten. This time, however, the people who long ago were manipulating the feed are the only ones capable of saving it as an activist group is tr
Andy Parkes
Jul 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-reading
Book 3 in the Analog series. Apparently the final book but it's been left open enough it could go further. If it doesn't it's a satisfying place to end. What I liked most about this series was each book being told from the point of view of a different character. Diane was one of my favourites in the first book so was glad book two was hers. This one picks up with Emily. Major character from the first and is a good focal point for where the story goes this time around. Thread through the whole th ...more
Nick Greene
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
'Breach' has all the markings of an Eliot Peper novel: It's thought-provoking, exciting, and eminently readable.
Megan Forrest
Mar 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Breach is a great conclusion to a very interesting and enjoyable series. As a big fan of dystopian fiction, I love the exploration of the role of technology. What I like the most about Peper's construction in this novel (and in the series) is the humanity that endures within the characters, despite all of their flaws and their foibles. The real and gritty exploration of the world of technology and its potential for exploitation and political role is so relatable and frankly scary, as it is easy ...more
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Guilty dark redemption - normally the second "Empire Strikes Back" act, but with Peper we've had two fights for the path of light now followed by a more personal examination from the creator of Analog. It;s not an easy path for Emily Kim, she almost seems to boobytrap her own progress. All wrapped up in another great techno-thriller
Laura Spiekerman
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic characters & plot, as usual with Eliot Peper's stories. And while the subject matter is probably what draws readers to this (a love of science fiction, interest in how technology might affect our lives & world), his writing is actually what's most attractive to me -- it's beautiful.
If his book in 2018 felt like the perfect read that year given our geopolitical circumstances, then Breach feels the same for 2019. Nice to have familiar characters but can also be read on its own.
Cornelia Sanders
Apr 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 04-april
Thank you to netgalley for providing me with a free eARC in exchange for an honest review.

The premise sounded amazing and i was so ready for a technothriller - I need a fresh dystopian world in my reading life and I was not disappointed. I was a bit on the fence because I had not read the first and second book in the trilogy, but hints online pointed towards not needing to, so I took the chance on it.
I dont think I was missing too much from the previous books as this one caught me up enough to u
Peter O'Kelly
May 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A review to consider (includes some series-wide plot details):
Brian Clegg
May 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
There are two sides to Breach - one excellent, the other so-so. We meet the so-so side first. This is the story of Emma Kim, aka Pixie, who has spent the last ten years or so as a fighter in a illicit fight club, risking death, apparently because she wants to die (yet somehow avoiding it for so long). This plunges us in with some action, certainly, but lacks any significant depth. However, the other side of the book is the story of Commonwealth, a former startup company now a sovereign state, th ...more
Apr 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
When we last saw Emily Kim, near the end of Bandwidth (volume 1 of the Analog series), she had been unmasked as having gone too far in manipulating people to achieve her ends, noble though they might have been. At the start of Breach (the third and concluding volume of the series), thirteen years have gone by, thirteen years during which Emily disappeared in shame into an anonymous (pseudonymous actually) and self-desctructive life as a competitor in a to-the-death fight club on a remote Philipp ...more
May 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
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The scenario behind Eliot Peper’s Analog series is that the internet is directly connected to our brains. If you think that this is crazy, think again, as Elon Musk with his start-up company , as well as others, are working on making that a reality. Personally, the thought of being on the internet 24/7 is absolutely horrifying, but I grew up in an era where the most exciting technology was color TV and Pong. Nowadays, young people have grown up with the internet and have grown very attached to t ...more
Lars Fischer
Jul 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In a nice touch, the Analog trilogy returns to its beginning for the final volume, while at the same time branching into new territory. We are back at the geopolitical hacking and social consciousness of Emily Kim from the first volume, and we're continuing the fast-paced if somewhat unlikely action of the 2nd volume. We get far more meat on the so far hazy figure of Kim, and her personal story develops in ways that are very surprising given her role in the first volume, but at the same time wor ...more
May 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This was my first book in this series. I had no premise of who the characters were, or anything about the world this is set in.
This book is considered a technothriller. Which I found is a perfect way to describe it. The underground fight clubs, the all absorbing feed. It had great a feel to it. Add the politics and this was an interesting dystopian picture.
I did not feel like I was missing much from the previous boo
I won this book in a giveaway. I hope I'm not being unfair because I didn't read the first two books in this series first, but I didn't care for it all that much. It has its moments, but overall I was a bit disappointed.

There are some good action sequences in this book that I really enjoyed, and overall the story was decent, but for the most part I just didn't care. I largely came away feeling like this is yet another dystopian/sci-fi novel with a young, unrealistic, female protagonist that I re
Jun 01, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a very disappointing addition to the series. We have a suicidal pugilist, who is just a hair past being a relatable character. The majority of the book is spent wallowing in self-remorse, which is just a hair past being a relatable plot. By the time our heroine goes fight-club on us for the final time near the end of the book, I became a speed reader. There was a lot of material worth only a brief skim over.

"In Japanese art, kintsugi refers to the practice of repairing damaged pottery w
Brian Ulczynski
Jul 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Satisfying conclusion to the trilogy. Set years into the future from Book #2, it shows what happens when The Feed continues to push changes that impact the whole world and how those clinging to power will try to keep their power and wealth. As all too often with books, I wish the authors would show a bit more of what the post-resolution world would look like. In this case, he provides a conclusion, but I was interested in seeing how that resolution would play out 1, 3, 5 years in the future. A b ...more
Jul 21, 2019 rated it liked it
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May 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is a techno thriller that will keep you on a rollercoaster ride.

An ex-hacker is drawn out to a world of black market sports as her friends are targeted. She discovers nefarious political plots which are destine to destroy countries; she must decide what course of action to pursue and to whether or not to put them all in danger.

This is a quick paced read that moves along.
Jan 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an advance reader's copy of Breach. It was a brutal but somewhat fitting end to the Analog trilogy, bringing the enigmatic Emily Kim back into the story. I would have like to have seen a bit more about events after the "big reveal" near the end of this one. There's a lot of story left out that might have made for a smoother and more satisfying ending to the saga.
Jun 27, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The 'wrap up' of the Analog trilogy throws you back into the world Peper developed, through the lens of a character still establishing their place and personally developed penance for past ills. I was happy that nearly every direction I though I was going to be taken.. the sudden swerve was unexpected but intriguing. A joy to read.
Peter Duckie
Jul 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Breach is an incredible finale to an exceptional trilogy

I highly recommend the Analog trilogy. It is a roller coaster ride that will change the way you look at the modern Information Age.
Daniel Kraft
Jun 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Not bad but it feels like unfinished.
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Eliot Peper is the author of Bandwidth, Borderless, Breach, Cumulus, True Blue, Neon Fever Dream, and the Uncommon Series. He's helped build technology businesses, survived dengue fever, translated Virgil's Aeneid from the original Latin, worked as an entrepreneur-in-residence at a venture capital firm, and explored the ancient Himalayan kingdom of Mustang. His books have been praised by Popular S ...more

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