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    I wasn't sure where I wanted to post this, since I wanted to inform people about this book, as well as bringing up the idea of getting the author to come to defcon for a book signing.

    So I figured it would fit best in the planning section.

    I have just started this book and so far I am impressed by both its writing and accurate portrayal of technology. Now granted I am only on chapter four, but so far so good.

    I think this author would be great at defcon and considering he lives in Glendale, CA wouldn't be much of an issue for him to make the trip. I also see he has nothing listed on his site regarding any events during the time this year's con takes place.

    So if you haven't checked this book out I would suggest doing so, you can find out information at the author's site. thedaemon.com
    "so many books, so little time"

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    maybe a breakout session type signing would be more appropriate than your standard signing type gig? or perhaps he might want to look into taking out a vendor booth to do so if he is interested in the prospect. of course all of this would depend on the author/publisher's interest, as well as the interest of the community, and of course, the DC staff. the book is so far very good (chapter 17).
    "You have cubed asscheeks?"... "Do you not?"

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    • #3
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      rad, was looking for a new fiction book. this should do the trick

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      • #4
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        Agreed...I read this a few months ago, and was very impressed. Suarez did a great job of planning this out, its technically accurate (with only a few stretches that bothered me) and is a great thriller...what an ending!

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        • #5
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          I just started reading the book based on the recommendation here, and, while I'm only a third of the way through, I've been pretty impressed. It's a pretty typical thriller, very easy to read, but well-written and mostly believable.

          Without knowing where the story is going, I'm about ready to put it into the same category as Little Brother: a light, enjoyable cautionary tale of technology for the non-tech crowd. (Not as inspiring, though.)

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          • #6
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            I think it'd be cool to meet the author.

            While I enjoyed how technically grounded it was, my father, who is a lawyer, had quite a few head scratching moments. If a death sentence ever got 'fast tracked' in only 14 months, evil computer viruses would be the least of our worries.
            It's not stupid, it's advanced.

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by Voltage Spike View Post
              Without knowing where the story is going, I'm about ready to put it into the same category as Little Brother: a light, enjoyable cautionary tale of technology for the non-tech crowd. (Not as inspiring, though.)
              I'm going to have to go back on my earlier comments. The rest of the book is almost pure thriller with a sprinkling of commentary on our society. Combined with the extreme, almost pointless violence and I'll be hard-pressed to recommend the book to the general public. It isn't that the book is bad, it is merely that, in the end, the book never rises above being entertaining.

              I realy laughed when I read "ALL SPAMMERS MUST DIE". A twisted bit of comedy in the middle of a dark plot.

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              • #8
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                Dudes i love this book.. I"m re-reading it for the second time now... Kind of sad that I'm almost finished.. But there is a sequel planned in 2010.. One of my favorite books right up there with "cosmic Banditios" different genre though..

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