From Publishers Weekly
Edelman presents a gritty, tech-heavy thriller that builds on cyberpunk tropes in interesting and detailed new ways. The world developed in 2008's MultiReal
and 2009's Infoquake
has become inflamed with civil war and rebellion as MultiReal, a technology that mathematically projects possible futures to aid in decision making, suddenly becomes inaccessible. Into this chaos, MultiReal-D makes its first tentative appearance, building on the earlier technology to allow the user to essentially exist in multiple time lines for 60 seconds. Numerous characters seek their own goals in a labyrinthine plot, but Edelman does manage to bring his disparate threads together to create a coherent and even cohesive conclusion that's most accessible and satisfying to those who have read the earlier books. (Feb.)
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About the Author
David Louis Edelman is a science fiction novelist, blogger, and web programmer who lives outside of Washington, D.C. He was a finalist for the 2008 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. His first novel, Infoquake, was named by Barnes & Noble’s Explorations as their Top SF Novel of 2006 and nominated for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Novel. In addition to writing novels, Dave has also programmed websites for the U.S. Army, the FBI, and Rolls-Royce; taught software to the U.S. Congress and the World Bank; written articles for The Washington Post and Baltimore Sun; and directed the marketing departments of biometric and e-commerce companies. He is married to Victoria Edelman.