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"David Louis Edelman's vision of the future is so alive and full of energy the pages are practically buzzing. Wonderfully intricate with smart, satisfying complexity, Infoquake and its sequel MultiReal serve up a world where mindbending technologies promise a freedom nearly as endless as the Machiavellian ambitions of those who would control them." -- Nick Sagan, author of Idlewild, Edenborn and Everfree

"Just when we thought cyberpunk was dead, David Louis Edelman bursts on the scene with defibrillator paddles and shouts, "Clear!" If there's any web more tangled than the World Wide one, it's the Byzantine networks of high finance; Edelman intermeshes them in a complex, compelling series. This DOES compute!" -- Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of Hominids

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·David Louis Edelman's first novel, the far-future corporate thriller Infoquake, was nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best Novel, named the top SF novel of 2006 by Barnes & Noble, and named one of Bookgasm's Top 5 SF Books of 2006.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 522 pages
  • Publisher: Pyr (July 3, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591026474
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591026471
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,226,281 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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David Louis Edelman is the author of INFOQUAKE and MULTIREAL, which have been described as "the love child of Donald Trump and Vernor Vinge." INFOQUAKE was named Barnes & Noble's Top SF Novel of 2006 and nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best Novel, while MULTIREAL was named one of the best novels of 2008 by io9 and Pat's Fantasy Hotlist, among others. David was nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2008.

The concluding novel of the Jump 225 trilogy, GEOSYNCHRON, was released in February 2010. Library Journal says the book "tak[es] cyberpunk to the next level," while io9 calls the book "an engaging conclusion to a thrilling, thought-provoking saga."

In addition to writing novels, Edelman has 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.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Joseph VINE VOICE on August 26, 2008
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The second installment of David Edelman's Jump 225 Trilogy, picks up on renegade entrepreneur Natch's struggles to bring to market a software product so groundbreaking that it threatens the stability of this information-centric future civilization. The product of decades of development by the iconic Margaret Surina, MultiReal software allows a user instantaneously to run unlimited possible effects stemming from a particular cause, choosing the particular reality outcome from these choice cycles that best suits the user's needs. Obviously the power to select a desired outcome in virtually any cause-effect scenario gives each MultiReal user tremendous power over others, a realization that triggers a mad scramble by the Defense and Wellness Council for control of this critical technology. On the run after a disastrous MultiReal demonstration, infected with an insidious and debilitating form of black code, and the target of an aggressive scheme by the Defense and Wellness Council to strip him and his fiefcorp employees of their business licenses, Natch struggles not only to survive but also to ensure that he honors his weighty responsibility as MultiReal's guardian.

MultiReal succeeds in most respects, setting up what promises to be an exciting conclusion to the trilogy. It fleshes out the futuristic world that Edelman introduced us to in Infoquake, providing relevant pieces of back story to explain the various agendas of those maneuvering for control of MultiReal. And fascinating new aspects of this future culture, like "the Sigh" where multi connections can meet to experience an infinite variety of sensual pleasures, add tantalizing detail to this vision of the future.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on August 17, 2008
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This exciting novel is much better than Infoquake (which I really liked but wasn't overly moved by). Now I'm hooked on Edelman and I can't wait for his 3rd book. This is sci-fi at its best.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By James Williams on January 14, 2011
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The book is fine. I have no complaints with that.

For the Kindle edition, though, Amazon delivers it as a Topaz file. This means that the publisher has embedded their own font for the book which you are not allowed to change. You are also unable to change the line-spacing. Fortunately, you are still allowed to change the font size.

In my opinion, the font included with this book is MUCH worse than the default ones that the Kindle usually uses.

Buying this Kindle book will just encourage the publisher to do this kind of thing to other eBooks. Which would NOT be good.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By greenwise design on May 11, 2009
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As a writer of some web sci-fi too (Neuroceans), I am impressed by another writer here managing to blend both intrigue and the implications of many tricky new technologies we can imagine today. Nanotechnology, Biological/emotional enhancement, Virtual Reality, quantum uncertainty etc.....

The possibilities(!) are huge for a technological humanity and this book is riddled with them, yet it binds them with high readability through the arena of a Business. We confront the problems involved in bringing drastically powerful technology to the people. (This is fairly unlikely in itself, considering it normally evolves, rather slowly).

The first book is important to read first. This one continues the fragile position of a powerful, reality-enhancing new technology, that becomes bound to the actions of one man. It is interesting and it holds the mind, despite some difficulties. It is not as cultish as say, Dune, in terms of handling tension. The business dialogue is ok, but gets a bit Star Treky and protacted as the driving force. So the personal level is perhaps a bit lacking.

But, 'freedom of the individual versus the Group', is a major, worthy theme, and also the Group exploitation of power over ordinary lives. There are some shades of grey, certainly worthy of Dune etc.

Where will it all go? I'm not sure about the 2 volumes so far. It is certainly an absorbing, intelligent saga (at last) exploiting technological developments of today and their possibilities, and that films like the Matrix only scratch the surface of.

I find the placement of many of the technologies interesting and plausable, and worthy of stories themselves , but for the main technology that drives the book, it's very powerful and quite far-fetched.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chris M. Wilson on March 30, 2010
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In Infoquake, Edelman created a futuristic world so thoroughly conceived and rooted in logic that it just makes sense.

In Multireal, he expands upon that foundation, providing us with even more details on how the pieces of this society fit together to give us a more refined picture of this already quite cohesive universe. As much as I love William Gibson, and Neal Stevenson, Edelman's dystopian view of the future just might take the cake. It's so imaginative and yet so well fleshed out that you feel like you could actually exist in this world.

The characters are compelling as is the story line. It's like Wall Street meets Neuromancer. I found all the political and financial machinations and maneuvering refreshing and exciting.

This trilogy is a very impressive debut for Edelman and I can't wait to see what he comes up with next.
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