Amph The Jump 225 Trilogy (Infoquake, Multireal, Geosynchron) By David Louis Edelman

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    Published in 2006, 2008, and 2010, the Jump 225 Trilogy, penned by David Louis Edelman is obscure, but it has been hailed by critics as one of the greatest science fiction works of the twenty-first century. Consisting of the books Infoquake, Multireal, and Geosynchron, it's perhaps the first of its subgenre: the science fiction/cyberpunk/business thriller novel.

    Basic plot rundown: Natch is a sociopathic entrepreneur who works in the realm of bio/logics, computer programs used to upgrade the human body. He is willing to do anything to climb to the top, so when he gets the chance to license a product, called Multireal, made by the technocratic Surina family, of course he accepts?even though he doesn't know what the product is.

    But Natch and his friends are in over their heads. For Multireal is not just a program, it is the ultimate program, the one that could spell doom for the tyrannic Defense and Wellness Council, led by the ancient Len Borda, or be its ultimate weapon of terror. Natch and his small company must now prepare the program for launch and keep it out of the claws of the Council. Their only resources? A programming institute made up of less than ten people, and old childhood enemy, and the support of the growing libertarian movement. And Natch will be forced to choose between the fate of the world, or the only person he has eve loved: himself...

    These books are among the best literary SF I've ever read. The most exciting bits are, in fact, sales pitches and staff meetings, and the climax of Infoquake is a simple speech. It sounds lame, but is actually very intense. Even more intense is the future Edelman has created; the glossary in the back of the books is not just interesting, it is a necessity if one is to follow the massive backstory the author has set up. This is cyberpunk at its best.

    Has anyone else read these books? If not, you most definitely should.
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