The Shockwave Rider is a science fiction novel by John Brunner, originally published in It is notable for its hero’s use of computer hacking skills to escape. Get this from a library! Der Schockwellenreiter Science-fiction-Roman. [John Brunner]. Publication: Der Schockwellenreiter Publication Record # ; Author: John Brunner; Date: ; ISBN: [].

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The Hearing Aid worm is designed to scramble network traffic if attacked, but Nick realises that it could be destroyed if the authorities were prepared for the effects and ready to recover from them.

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The novel is set in the weeks following Nick’s recapture after several years on the run, alternating between moral arguments with schockwellengeiter interrogator, who is trying to discover why schockeellenreiter program’s star pupil had absconded, and flashbacks of his career.

These act as companions, guards, nannies, and even lie detectors, using their sense of smell. In a final atavistic attempt at revenge, the government orders a nuclear strike by a single aircraft from a local Air Force base. When they arrive in Precipice, the couple have to abandon their normal “urban pattern” to see the ways in which the town’s unique design merges public and private space, along with natural and artificial structures.

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This is an extension of the sense of paranoia felt by many people in the s, believing themselves to be powerless in the face of political and economic forces over which they had no control.

While at G2S he became aware of massive backups of data being performed, clearly in anticipation of a major network outage. Anti-Trauma does significant harm to its charges, although as so often happens in Brunner’s interconnected society, it also spends much money and time covering up its failures. Freeman, a tall gaunt African-American, schockwlelenreiter comes to realise scjockwellenreiter he has more sympathy with Nick’s views than his employer’s, and eventually absconds himself, giving Nick computer access so that Nick can make his own escape.


Aufl View all editions and formats Rating: He returns to Kate schockwellenreiterr confesses that he is not what he seems, asking for her help. She is perceptive enough to penetrate Nick’s adopted persona, deeply disturbing him even though she fascinates him.

Der Schoockwellenreiter Science-fiction-Roman Author: He creates a new “worm” which is designed to destroy all secrecy. The subsequent economic depression, coupled with the rootlessness enabled by access to online data and strong social pressure to be flexible the results of corporations schockwelllenreiter highly mobile workforces without strong local tiesresults in a fragmentation of society along religious, ethnic and a variety of class markers, what Toffler calls ” subcults “, including what would in be described as “gangs.

The worm is eventually activated, and the details of all the government’s dark secrets clandestine genetic experimentation that produces crippled children, bribes and kickbacks from corporations, concealed crimes of high public officials now become accessible from anywhere on the network — in fact, those schockwellennreiter affected by a particular crime of a government official are emailed the full details.

After Nick risks exposure yet again in one of these places, they move to the least known one, a town called Precipice. Science fiction and fantasy. In parallel with this, the government dee become a de facto oligarchy whose beneficiaries are members of organised crime.

Based on the ideas in the book Future Shock by Alvin Toffler[4] the novel shows a dystopian early 21st century America dominated by computer networks, and is considered by some critics to be an early ancestor of the ” cyberpunk ” genre.


Der Schockwellenreiter Science-fiction-Roman

Your list has reached the maximum number of items. Nick and Kate settle into the community.

Finding libraries that hold this item He died shortly after abandoning the research because the government was using it to produce animals for military uses. This time around, Nick has another plan, and rather than running and hiding, he and Kate spend a number of months travelling the country, aided by an “invisible college” of academics who are allies or former residents of Precipice.

One of his handlers at Tarnover explains that this is like a classical pianist being able to play entire sonatas and concertos from memory. In place of the old system, Nick has designed the worm to enforce a kind of utilitarian socialism, with people’s worth being defined by their roles in society, not their connections in high places.

In this last role, calling himself Sandy Locke, he becomes the lover of Ina Grierson, a top executive at Ground to Space Industries, a powerful “hypercorp” known to all as G2S. Preview this dsr Preview this item. John Brunner Find more information about: November Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Nick in turn sends a worm into the network to destroy this one. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: Millions die and millions more are left to live on government handouts. The educational system is dysfunctional, with teachers unable to perform their jobs due to strictures.