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Web programmer David Louis Edelman's debut novel, Infoquake -- the first installment of his Jump 225 Trilogy -- is equal parts corporate thriller, technophilic cautionary tale, and breathtakingly visionary science fiction adventure.
In a world where virtually thousands of biological programs can enhance any bodily function -- U-No-Snooze 93 to stay awake, Analgesic 232.5 to lessen pain, PokerFace 83.4b to mask emotions, etc. -- Natch is the best at what he does, which is programming and marketing new and improved bio/logic products. But when the ruthlessly ambitious Natch is offered the opportunity of a lifetime -- to develop and launch a groundbreaking technology called MultiReal -- a host of enemies come out of the woodwork to stop him from succeeding by any means necessary…
The extensive appendices at the back of Infoquake -- which include a glossary of terms, a historical timeline, background information on the science of bio/logics, etc. -- are reminiscent of the addenda that accompanied Frank Herbert's original Dune trilogy. And similar to Herbert's vast prehistories (which planted the seeds for numerous novels and short stories by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson), Edelman's book has set the stage for potentially so much more than just a trilogy of novels. Brilliantly blending the cutthroat intrigues of the high-tech business world with revolutionary world building, Edelman could quite possibly be the love child of Donald Trump and Vernor Vinge. Infoquake is one of the most impressive science fiction debuts to come a long in years -- highly recommended. Paul Goat Allen