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Daemon is an ambitious novel, which 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.
The storyline portrays one possible world consequent to the development of the technological innovations that we currently live with and the reality that the author, Suarez, imagines will evolve, and it is chilling and tense (on www.thedaemon.com the reader can find evidence that the seemingly incredible advances Suarez proposes could in fact become real). Daemon is filled with multiple scenes involving power displays by the Daemon's allies resulting in complete loss of control by its enemies, violence with new and innovative weaponry, explosions, car crashes, blood, guts, and limbs-cut-off galore.
As far as computer complexity, Daemon will satisfy any computer geek's thirst. I was thankful for Pete Sebeck, the detective in the book whose average-person understanding of computers necessitates an occasional explanation about what is going on. I came away from the novel with a new understanding, respect, and fear of computer capability.
In the end, Suarez invites the reader to enter the "second age of reason," to think about where recent and imminent advances in computer technology are taking us and whether we want to go there. For me, it is this "thinking" aspect of the novel which makes it a particularly fun, satisfying, and significant read.
Daemon, and the sequel Freedom TM, and the best Scifi-Thriller books I've ever read.
The author has done a great job and this book should appeal to the technology expert and us everyday readers as well.
Felt as though several of the character in the book just disappeared and left many questions unanswered.
I greatly enjoyed reading Daemon on my kindle fire. the book is well written, easy on the eyes, very intelligent and presents a possible scenario of what may happen if we continue... Read morePublished 1 day ago by A. Forester
If you like suspense fiction and technology, read this. If you are a tech geek and want to see technology used in a story in a way that is not only plausible, but often possible... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Shawn Milo
A detailed and clever deconstruction of current tech trends and their future outcomes.
Not what you will expect...
Pulls you into the tale.
(copied to/from "Freedom (TM)"s review as they feel like a single unit to me)
Where could we go if a mad genius designed our society to force people to do the... Read more
I'm not much for fiction, but I couldn't put it down. A really compelling, thought-provoking dystopian scifi novel. Highly recommend.Published 6 days ago by Renee D.
VERY engaging. Imaginative, well written and a bit scary in the evil technology. I couldn't put it down. I highly recommend it.Published 6 days ago by J. Grubman
Sneaks in social critique in very entertaining way, all while quite believable and coordinated with current world economic and networld issuesPublished 8 days ago by c
Whilst I generally look for science fiction/fiction books with a crypto-zoological twist, I have to say this was a new twist on the crypto zoological entity involved! Read morePublished 8 days ago by JT
I real bumper ride on a wild roller coaster! The author is an excellent story teller. His ability to flesh out characters is captivaring.Published 9 days ago by Frans Van Zyl