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When a designer of computer games dies, he leaves behind a program that unravels the Internet's interconnected world. It corrupts, kills, and runs independent of human control. It's up to Detective Peter Sebeck to wrest the world from the malevolent virtual enemy before its ultimate purpose is realized: to destroy civilization...show more

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  • Paperback | 632 pages
  • 106.68 x 187.96 x 38.1mm | 385.55g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Signet
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0451228731
  • 9780451228734
  • 29,828

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aSuarezas riveting debut would be a perfect gift for a favorite computer geek or anyone who appreciates thrills, chills and cyber suspense.a]A final twist that runs counter to expectations will leave readers anxiously awaiting the promised sequel.a a"Publishers Weekly" aGreatest. Techno-thriller. Period. Suarez presents a fascinating account of autonomous, logic- based terrorism, incorporating current and anticipated technologies to create a credible and quite clever story. Experts have long feared the Internet doomsday scenario; the Daemon is arguably more terrifying.a aWilliam OaBrien, Director of Cybersecurity and Communications Policy, The White House a"Daemon" is the real dealaa scary look at what can go wrong as we depend increasingly on computer networks.a a Craig Newmark, Founder Craigslist a[Daniel Suarez] is the best author of tech fiction since Bruce Sterling and Neal Stephenson. Buy everything he writes.a a John Robb, futurist & Author of "Brave New War" a"Daemon" is better than early Tom Clancy...The tech is invoked with inside knowledge, the writing is better, and deeper issues are explored with greater imagination.a a Stewart Brand, Founder Whole Earth Catalog & co-founder the Long Now Foundation aAn exciting book that will force you to think about where we are heading as a 'wired' society. It will keep you guessing. You will not want to put it down, and you will not want it to end. It doesn't get much better than that.a a Steven Winningham, Former CIO, Gap Inc; EVP, Virgin Entertainment Group a"Daemon" is to novels what "The Matrix" was to movies. It will be how other novels that rely on technology will be judged.a aRick Klau, VP FeedBurner aA thought-provoking novel that presents real technologies in a new and terrible light. It's a hard book to put down.a a Tom Leonard, Lead AI architect Half-Life 2 (Valve Software) aSomeday, we may be defending our systems against automated threats that aren't just dumb virusesaand the ideas in "Daemon" will move from the fiction to the nonfiction section.a a Jim Rapoza, "eWeek" (Ziff Davis) aA first-class story that raced, twisting, to a conclusion that left me dying to read Mr. Zeraus's next offering. This book will change the way you look at our society.a a Wurzel Parsons-Keir Co- founder, Continuous Computing aGood storytelling can be one of the best ways to wrap your head around the implications of the technological changes we are immersed in. But that depends on finding storytellers who combine talent for story with a willingness and ability to understand the pertinent technologies. Zeraus qualifies. "Daemon" is highly recommended.a a Jim McGee, Ph.D - Harvard Business School, Director, Huron Consulting Group a"Daemon" pulls you in and doesn't let go. You might think you know where the story is going, but believe me: you don't. This book will surprise you countless times, and it will stay with you long after you finish it..a a Frank Gallego, Lead 3D Visual Effects Artist, Digital Domain aThought-provoking and scary a even more so if you know information technology. I recommend "Daemon" highly.a a Beata Kernan, Chicago Computer Society aSuarez has accomplished a feat I've not seen to date in a novel written by a technologist: he creates characters I care about. The technology is first rate, plausible, and timed in the very near future.a a Wes Peters, "BSD News" a"Daemon" is the technology story of our time. [Daniel Suarez is] a fantastic storyteller with an eye for technical detail that goes unmatched. Think Michael Crichton but with even more research under the hood.a a Eric J. Olson, "Buzzfeed" aSuarez's view of gaming and technology is what every gamer hopes for. Daemon is a great read that takes you on a wild and crazy techno ride. You won't be able to put this book down!a aChuck Fullerton, Founder and CEO, C W. Fullerton Institute of Analysis aThe imagination Mr. Zeraus shows in assessing the current technological landscape is impressive. As I made my way through each chapter, I began to realize this was no typical hacking story. "Daemon" is worthy of your short list.a a Donald C. Donzal, Editor in Chief, The Ethical Hacker Network aIave got to say that I LOVED "Daemon,.". I canat wait for the sequel.a a C.C. Chapman, VP New Marketing, Crayonshow more

About Daniel Suarez

Daniel Suarez is an independent systems consultant to Fortune 1000 companies. He has designed and developed enterprise software for the defense, finance, and entertainment industries. An avid gamer and technologist he lives in the Western Hemisphere.show more

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"Daemon does for surfing the web what Jaws did for swimming in the ocean...both entertaining and credible...an impressive debut novel."- Chicago Sun-Times "A chilling yet entirely plausible story of technology gone awry."- St. Petersburg Times "Fiendishly clever...an almost perfect guilty-pleasure novel."- The Dallas Morning News "A riveting debut."- Publishers Weekly (starred review) "This thrill-a-nanosecond novel is certainly faithful to the techno-traditions of Michael Crichton and should delight not only readers of the 'science gone awry' genre, but general adventure readers as well."- Booklist "Suarez's not-just-for-gamers debut is a stunner."- Kirkus Reviews "An ambitious novel that sets out not only to entertain, which it surely does, but also to challenge the reader to consider social issues as broad as the implications of living in a technologically advanced world and whether democracy can survive in such a world."- New York Times bestselling author Robin Cook "Greatest. Technothriller. Period. Suarez presents a fascinating account of autonomous logic-based terrorism, incorporating current and anticipated technologies to create a credible and quite clever story."-William O'Brien, Former Director of Cybersecurity and Communications Policy, The White House " Daemon is the real deal-a scary look at what can go wrong as we depend increasingly on computer networks."-Craig Newmark, Founder Craigslistshow more