Format: mass market paperback
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Edition language: English
Brunner is always good for an interesting read. As a writer, he stewed up plots that, to my mind, are rarely matched in originality by other more celebrated writers. As much as I admire Brunner and his work, reading The Shockwave Rider was a real struggle despite the fact that I suspect the novel wa...
This one was a bit of a struggle for me, I really didn't engage with the characters until near the end. I was glad I persevered. The commentary on a government who controlled the ideas of a world and tried to adapt the people to how they wanted them to be instead of letting them live their own live...
Science Fiction is overrated as a tool for accurately predicting the future, but Shockwave Rider is one of the most prophetic SF novels ever written. Brunner tells the story of a hacker who builds a self-replicating worm virus to steal data from the computer networks of governments and corporations...
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