Infoquake (Jump 225, #1)
David Louis Edelman

How far should you go to make a profit?

Infoquake, the debut novel by David Louis Edelman, takes speculative fiction into alien territory: the corporate boardroom of the far future. It’s a stunning trip through the trenches of a technological war fought with product demos, press releases, and sales pitches.

Natch is a master of bio/logics, the programming of the human body. He’s clawed and scraped his way to the top of the bio/logics market using little more than his wits. Now his sudden notoriety has brought him to the attention of Margaret Surina, the owner of a mysterious new technology called MultiReal. Only by enlisting Natch’s devious mind can Margaret keep MultiReal out of the hands of High Executive Len Borda and his ruthless armies.

To fend off the intricate net of enemies closing in around him, Natch and his apprentices must accomplish the impossible. They must understand this strange new technology, run through the product development cycle, and prepare MultiReal for release to the public—all in three days.

Meanwhile, hanging over everything is the specter of the infoquake, a lethal burst of energy that’s disrupting the bio/logic networks and threatening to send the world crashing back into the Dark Ages.

With Infoquake, David Louis Edelman has created a fully detailed world that’s both as imaginative as Dune and as real as today’s Wall Street Journal.

Infoquake (Jump 225, #1) book cover

“I’ve tackled a lot of tough problems in my life, but I can’t remember a single time I said to myself, You could fix this if you just had a few alternate realities.”

Wow. The first bit was superbly irritating because the world seems so impenetrable and almost too futuristic to be real. But after we see a little history in the shortest initiation I was raring to read the rest. It’s a boldly painted world with Humanity on a rough, hard, diamond edge, not a relaxed tome or a pretty futuristic depiction as such. The technology is ‘well cool’; the appendices are interesting reading and the sequel is going on my ereader now.

Published by Sean Randall

I am an avid reader, technologist and disability advocate living in the middle of England with my wife, daughter and pets.

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