An Analog Novel, Book 2
by Eliot Peper
Pub Date 30 Oct 2018
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Information is power, and whoever controls the feed rules the world in this all-too-plausible follow-up to the science fiction thriller Bandwidth.
Exiled from Washington after a covert operation gone wrong, Diana is building a new life as a freelance spy, though her obsessive secrecy is driving away the few friends and allies she can count on. When she’s hired to investigate the world’s leading techno capitalist, she unknowingly accepts an assignment with a dark ulterior purpose. Navigating a labyrinth of cutouts and false fronts, Diana discovers a plot to nationalize the global feed.
As tech and politics speed toward a catastrophic reckoning, Diana must reconcile the sins of her past with her dreams of tomorrow. How she deploys the secrets in her arsenal will shape the future of a planet on the brink of disaster. Doing the right thing means risking everything to change the rules of the game. But how much is freedom really worth?
A Note From the Publisher
Advance Praise for BORDERLESS:
“Peper returns to the future of the feed—“the information infrastructure upon which the world was built”—in this taut cyberthriller follow-up to Bandwidth… clock-ticking suspense…Readers will find that this novel’s near-future scenario resonates resoundingly with present-day headlines about net neutrality and global dependence on the internet, and the adventure story is satisfying.” –Publishers Weekly
Praise for BANDWIDTH, Eliot Peper's previous book in the Analog Series:
“Peper does a fabulous job depicting power and its trappings and giving a sense of super-powerful, super-competent sociopaths…It’s a fine science fiction novel that grapples with power, consent, manipulation, equity, duty, and friendship, where no one is entirely irredeemable and even the heroes need redemption.” —Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing
“Eliot Peper’s Bandwidth is a thoughtful meditation on the ethics of power among those who broker it…Peper manages a great deal of complexity without sacrificing clarity or pace, and I read it all in a single fascinated sitting…The depth and vulnerability of Dag’s perspective, his loneliness, and the value he places on his few real friendships, kept Bandwidth feeling real and urgent.” —The New York Times Book Review
“A very credibly rendered near future…Peper guides his story with a sure hand, lacing its narrative with issues and references that resonate powerfully in the age of net neutrality, algorithms, and social media hacks.” —Publishers Weekly
“Peper’s fast-moving thriller strikes a good balance between fast action, believable plot, and interesting characters and is worth a look.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A riveting novel…combining a thriller plot with a deeper introspection of technology and its effect on our actions and our futures. It’s an engaging, electric read, but also one that forces us to confront the state of the world today and our impact as an industry on politics.” —TechCrunch
“The techno-thriller novel that we need right now…What does fake news even mean when you can no longer distinguish reality?...Gripping.” —Ars Technica
“Our fear of diverging worldviews and loss of privacy provide the foundation for the futuristic political thriller Bandwidth, in which a brain interface keeps humans constantly connected to ‘the feed.’ Up-and-coming lobbyist Dag Calhoun quickly discovers the feed has a back door that an idealistic group of activists are leveraging to manipulate the behavior of VIPs through suggestive tweaks. When Dag is drawn inside the activist’s cadre, he has to come to terms with the ethics behind invasive cognitive nudging. Bandwidth creates a compelling world that reflects on our present reality, skewed as it may be.” —Chicago Review of Books