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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He visits her at home, helping her to clean out some of her possessions, and meeting her tame cougarBagheera. One of his handlers at Tarnover explains that this is like a classical pianist being able to play entire sonatas and concertos from memory.

Preview this item Preview this item. 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.

Anti-Trauma does significant harm to its charges, although as so often happens in Brunner’s interconnected society, schockwellsnreiter also spends much money and time covering up its failures.

Some features of WorldCat will not be available. Your list has reached the maximum number of items. The world described in the book is dystopian, with laissez-faire economics portrayed as leading inevitably to disaster [ citation needed ] as greed trumps long-term planning.

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Although he had initially felt at home at Tarnover, Nick eventually becomes aware of experiments in genetic engineering being performed there. 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 wanting 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.


Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item As a fugitive, he must do this from time to time to avoid capture. Brunner’s “data-net tapeworm” consists of a head followed by other segments, each being some kind of code which has effects on databases and other systems. The novel is set in the weeks following Nick’s recapture after several years on the run, alternating between moral arguments with his interrogator, who is trying to discover why the program’s star pupil had absconded, and flashbacks of his career.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The E-mail message field is required. In schockweklenreiter 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. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study.

In parallel with this, the government has become a de facto oligarchy whose beneficiaries are members of organised crime. Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items. The 21st-century lifestyle produces a symptom called “overload” in many people, and most, including Nick, take tranquilizers to some degree.

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Possibly encouraged by the government, schockwelenreiter gangs and tribes raid Precipice, burning down Nick and Kate’s house before being overwhelmed by the dogs.

Freeman, a tall gaunt African-American, gradually comes to realise that 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.

His highly developed computer skills enable him to use any schockwel,enreiter telephone to punch in a new identity, thus reinventing himself, within hours.

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Future shock arises when reality and change disrupt patterns. The name field is required. Most of the characters live with the feeling schockwellenrriter their lives could be turned upside down in an instant because of someone breaking into the data held on the network. Write a review Rate this item: Linked Data More info about Linked Data. Advanced Search Find a Library.

Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: However Nick also has some personality flaws, schockwe,lenreiter almost to a deathwish.