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The Resource The Boost, Stephen Baker

The Boost, Stephen Baker

Label
The Boost
Title
The Boost
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Baker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Ralf is a software prodigy. He works in the US government office that updates the software in the population's boosts--networked supercomputers contained in a chip implanted within the brains of 99 percent of the world's population. Invented by Chinese researchers in 2032, the boost is credited with leading humanity to its most significant cognitive leap since the discovery of fire. Days before a national upgrade, Ralf notices that the update includes an open surveillance gate--meaning that Americans, who had negotiated high levels of privacy with the Chinese manufacturers, will now be subjected to the invasive Chinese standard. Ralf attempts to hack the boost, but is caught by agents working for Washington's preeminent lobbyist. His boost is ripped from his head, and Ralf barely escapes with his life. Pursued by the lobbyist's mercenary cadre, Ralf flees to the US-Mexico border, where there are others like him--"wild" humans on the fringes of society, unenhanced by technology. It's a frightening and backward world controlled by powerful drug lords. Ralf's only hope is to somehow work with these wild bosses of the analog world--in hopes of winning back freedom in the digital one. "--
Summary
Working in a government office that updates networked brain chips credited with leading humanity to its most significant cognitive leap in history, software prodigy Ralf attempts to stop privacy-invading surveillance only to be murderously targeted by a powerful lobbyist
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Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10304542
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DLC
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1955 November 15-
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Baker, Stephen
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.A5879
LC item number
B66 2014
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Computer software industry
  • Information technology
  • International relations
  • FICTION / Thrillers
  • FICTION / Science Fiction / General
Target audience
adult
Label
The Boost, Stephen Baker
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Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book"
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn875675113
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780765334374
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014012584
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)875675113
Label
The Boost, Stephen Baker
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book"
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn875675113
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780765334374
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014012584
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)875675113

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