Daemon by Daniel Suarez

I usually enjoy techno thrillers like those of Neil Stephenson or William Gibson, and many others,   but the emphasis here in Daemon by Daniel Suarez (2009)   was definitely on the thriller.  I did enjoy the gaming parts and the way Daemon (the bot-based program’s name)  worms itself into the whole real world with cars designed to kill,  the stock market fixed to collapse, the justice and medical systems open to rigging, even people doing the bidding of Daemon,  etc. because all of our lives these days depend on some kind of internet activity and in the wrong hands things could really run amok.

daemonDaemon
by Daniel Suarez
2009 / 632 pages
read by Jeff Gurner 15h 57m
rating C+ / techno-thriller

Quite a lot of this book is basically good-guys chasing bad-guys (or getting away from them)  like cops and robbers with a lot of various techie ideas thrown in – still,  that doesn’t really detract – ‘t’s fascinating, realistic and well-researched.

I usually enjoy techno thrillers like those of Neil Stephenson or William Gibson, and many others,   but the emphasis here was definitely on the thriller.  I did enjoy the gaming parts and the way Daemon (the bot-based program’s name)  worms itself into the whole real world with cars designed to kill,  the stock market fixed to collapse, the justice and medical systems open to rigging, even people doing the bidding of Daemon,  etc. because all of our lives these days depend on some kind of internet activity.     But quite a lot of this book is basically good-guys chasing bad-guys (or getting away from them)  like cops and robbers with a lot of various techie ideas thrown in – still,  it’s fascinating, realistic and well-researched. >>>>MORE (no spoilers) >>>> 

 

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