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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Communities are either walled enclaves of privilege or largely lawless areas entirely lacking protection from corrupt civil authorities. Cover of first edition hardcover. The book ends optimistically, with there being no more privileged hiding of information, no more secret conspiracies of the rich and powerful. WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online.
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Nick and Kate settle into the community. The intent was to destroy the church by cancelling all its utility services. He finally reveals his location to the authorities when, encountering one of the “Roman circus” operations which broadcast live fights and other bloody exhibitions to the country, he responds to an “all comers” challenge by the father of the leader of one of the gangs, and cripples him in front of a nationwide audience.
He studies data processing, steals a personal ID code intended for privileged individuals who wish to live their lives without surveillance, and goes on the run. Brunner invented the term “worm” for this program, as a self-replicating program that propagates across a computer network — the term ” worm ” was later adopted by computer schockwellenreiter as the name for this type of program.
Not to be confused with Shockway Rider. The Shockwave Rider is a science fiction novel by John Brunneroriginally published in Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you.
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One is the pastor of a popular church, another is a successful computer consultant. The precipitating event in this case is Kate’s abduction by government agents, who bring her to Tarnover for further questioning and to threaten Nick.
His highly developed computer skills enable him to use any public telephone to punch in a new identity, thus reinventing himself, within hours. These produce monstrous deformed children who are disposed of when they are no longer needed for study. These become manifest in exhibitions of his abilities, revealing his identity to his pursuers.
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With the code he gets from Freeman, he sets up an identity as an Army major, with Kate as his prisoner. The only ‘functional’ educational system seen in the book is portrayed as an enclave, the tightly-controlled Tarnover school. While at G2S he became aware of massive backups of data being performed, clearly in anticipation of a major network outage. Linked Data More info about Linked Data.
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However Schockwllenreiter collapses completely when told that a representative from Tarnover is coming to meet him at G2S. This page was last edited on 21 Novemberat Science fiction and fantasy.
You may de already requested this item. Retrieved from ” https: Future shock arises when reality and change disrupt patterns. This article needs additional citations for verification. Home About Help Search. Preview this item Preview this item. His new worm, which he calls a “phage”, cannot be removed without dismantling the entire network. Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Hearing Aid’s promise is that nobody else, not even the government, will hear the call.
The nearest comparison would be an agrarian, cottage industry community designed by William Morris. The title is also a metaphor for survival in an uncertain world.