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Geosynchron (Book Three of the Jump 225 Trilogy) Paperback – February 23, 2010
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My major issue with the series is for things that seemed like they should be linked, but never were. It is Natch's story but the Surina's influence the whole world. Everyone seems to play in the sandbox they made. There are two parallel stories about Surina technology, Teleportation and MultiReal. Both are similar in the way they could change society and how the government wants to stop them. The novels do a great job illustrating that. Teleportation was neutered before it could be perfected. It is implied that teleportation could be instant, but is now limited to a time intensive process (hours). MultiReal's fate I won't get into because of spoilers.
The code for both of these technologies came from the same place, the Surina's. It is mentioned that the code for Teleportation and MultiReal share/have similar structures. That they "fit" together. It seems obvious that with both technologies one could really move between realities. The human race could truly evolve into a go anywhere/do anything post human existence. The clues in the book make it seem like this was the Surina plan from the beginning.
My problem is that this never happens. None of the characters bring it up as a possibility or solution. They never even see the connection. To me it would have been a great place to take the story. An even more fascinating possibility on top of a the great world we were already given.
So I think it is a great series and a good read but I am disappointed in where we eventually ended up. Or at least in where we could have ended up but didn't. Hopefully a future series in this universe will explore that more.
The one major problem with this book was that the first half was pretty bland, with not much happening and very little tension. Don't get me wrong, the "ho-hum" narrative set up a satisfying and suspenseful conclusion, but, tellingly, it took me a little over a week to read the first half of the book and less than 24 hours to read the last half.
Geosynchron, the final piece of David Edelman's Jump 225 Trilogy, completes the story of entrepreneur Natch, convincingly portraying his evolution from self-centered businessman to socially-conscious guardian of MultiReal. Infected with life-threatening black code and on the run from his nemesis Brone as well two executives vying for control of the Government, Natch must choose between two paths, each with dire consequences for the welfare of the human race.
As with its predecessors, this novel features intense action sequences, mentally-stimulating political maneuvering, and interesting thematic material. Here, the possible unification of the connectibles (the majority of the population who fully embrace the fusion of their bodies with software that regulats their bodily functions and connects them to the Datasea) and the unconnectibles (a minority group who have chosen to remain in a more-or-less natural state), and the disparate viewpoints they embrace, form a central motif.
If humans are on an inevitable path towards perfection, is it truly possible to destroy a technology that has the possibility to improve the human condition (but with alarming collateral consequences) or can we only hope to come up with a way to restrict its proliferation until adequate controls are in place? This is not only Natch's dilemma, but the dilemma our society faces as we stand on the brink of technologies that could alter the course of human evolution.
The Jump 225 Trilogy, for me, deserves not only a wide readership but also recognition as one of the most important sci-fi works of our time.
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Simple writng overall, easy to read, but the material/fantastical nature is unabounded & fresh. A great look at a possible dys/utopia.Published 3 months ago by J. Lentini
Having read all three books in back-to-back succession it strikes me that the author, while starting with an interesting concept that was certainly engaging and enthralling during... Read morePublished on August 15, 2011 by Enki
The Kindle edition of this book uses the "Topaz" file format which allows the publisher to embed a custom font for typesetting the book. Read morePublished on January 31, 2011 by James Williams
Having loved both Infoquake and MultiReal, I couldn't wait to see how David Louis Edelman would close the show in the third and final volume of this series. Read morePublished on July 31, 2010 by Patrick St-Denis, editor of Pat's Fantasy Hotlist
First of all, I really enjoyed these three books. Who would have thought that such excitement could be generated around what's essentially a tale of computer programming and... Read morePublished on June 15, 2010 by Jim Molnar
GEOSYNCHRON is Volume 3 of the 'Jump 225' trilogy, concluding a saga and therefore recommended for science fiction collections possessing the prior volumes. Read morePublished on June 14, 2010 by Midwest Book Review
This is a fast paced thrill ride that will take you to a unexpected ending , You really should read Infoquake, and MultiReal first. I loved this TrilogyPublished on May 11, 2010 by Brad S. Ramsey
When MultiReal technology failed to provide anymore probability solutions to decision making, civil war explodes between Len Borda and Magan Kai Lee while rebellion mounts... Read morePublished on February 27, 2010