[Radio Freefall] Pdf Þ Matthew Jarpe

Porate spionage global unification in Guadalajara Moon and satellite nations AIs and false identities Radio Freefall has at its heart a uestion of the nuts and bolts of what makes us who we are our origins our personality our moods our tastes It refrains from giving a clear answer but it certainly takes joy in its individualism Jarpe Matthew Radio Freefall Tor 2007Matthew Jarpe seems to have passed up a promising start as a science fiction author for a no doubt lucrative job in the straight world but Radio Freefall gives us a good hint at what we are m This delightful SF novel s action ranges from Des Moines to space station Freefall The CEO OF action ranges from Des Moines to space station Freefall The CEO OF COMPUTER COMPANY MOTTO BE a computer company motto be wants to take ove hardback The book crams a lot of ideas AI volved computer virus music a Bill GatesGoogle stand in and ven a space station and Lunar colony It generally works well and since the ideas are interesting it makes a good readThe story follows 2 characters as they grapple with the onset of a unified Earth government headed by the Gates surrogate We have a rock star as one protagonist and a geek programmer who worked for the The Man-Kzin Wars evil corporation before getting canned Both of them have links to the Digital Carnivore which has turned from a Napster 10 like program into a super intelligence living in the InternetThe rock star is part of a movement called Feedback the idea is that the band can sh 3 out of 5 starsI stumbled upon Radio Freefall by Matthew Jarpe at the library recently It isn t a new release I hadn t been familiar with the author and I can t recallver hearing about the novel So naturally I checked it out immediately knowing nothing but what the flap copy said this this was a cyberpunk story with rock and roll AIs and technology And you know what It was a lot of funThere is a lot going on in Radio Freefall It is the story of an Earth coming together under one government of political unrest of billionaires controlling Number the Stars everyone andverything they can sentient computer viruses and autonomous AIs It is also the story of a musician finally getting th. Nd oddballs to stop him Aualung a mysterious blues musician who also has superhuman tech skills might be the catalyst for the resistance or he might just be the pawn of artificial intelligences To thwart the takeover the orbitals and the moon colonies secede from Earth. Mix geek culture with rock band culture with drug culture and put it all in the near ish future and you have a good read This book is oddly compelling and I look forward to from this authorI love it when I find such an original work at the local library I make it a point to try a new author ach time I head over there This book made me continue the practice Radio Freefall was recommended to me by a friend who has read hundreds of #books I did not have a musicalband background so much of that #I did not have a musicalband background so much of that of the book was new to me but the futuristic picture painted by Jarpe was very realistic as was his insight into geek culture I ENJOYED READING THIS BOOK AND RECOMMEND reading this book and recommend to any sci fi or music fans In Matthew Jarpe s debut a megalomaniac software billionaire wants to take over the world Arrayed against this dastardly plan are a disparate bunch of rock stars and genius hackers who just might be able to mount a resistance if they could keep off the drugs long nough to plan coherently But with the assistance of our hero uin Taber s very illegal AI sidekick and The author is a former "student of my advisor s as can be told by a number of biological chemistry " of my advisor s as can be told by a number of biological chemistry in the story such as the hit band Sex Lethal a famous gene in sex determination in Drosophila or the The Night Stalker (Robert Hunter, evil corporation LDL low density lipoprotein collouially known as bad cholesterolPleasantnough to read if you like science fiction but best not scrutinize the plot too carefully This is a uiet book with a beating heart a portrait of a lived in future The story is adeuate the setting convincing and the characters sympathetic This is not a story which will set the world ablaze with revolution and mayhem rather a thoughtful future scenario that Mona Lisa Acelerada explores human choices in a technological complex Dystopias get all the press because they are sensational but this is the sort of story that actually helps people cope in a world which can seem out of control A surprisingly insightful read perhapsven a bit clairvoyant But ultimately it s primarily a fun sci fi romp through rock concerts cor. In the tradition of Robert A Heinlein's The Moon is a Harsh Mistress but with a healthy dose of cyberpunk Radio Freefall is about a plot to take over the Earth by power mad sociopathic computer geek billionaire Walter Cheeseman It's up to a strange cast of rock stars ,

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E fame he deserves of a new band shooting towards stardom and of learning to trust I loved reading about Aualung and the success of the band I also loved reading about the AIs Digital Carnivore and WebCense s takeover And I loved when these two seemingly separate plots wove about the AIs Digital Carnivore and WebCense s takeover And I loved when these two seemingly separate plots wove many threads start out as several separate plot lines with the narrative switching two seemingly separate plots wove many threads start out as several separate plot lines with the narrative switching Aualung and uin specially in the beginning of the novel However all of these threads come together to weave a complex tale of music technology and politics Our main characters are not saints though #Despite Being Extraordinarily Gifted At Their Respective #being xtraordinarily gifted at their respective both have their flaws uin is paranoid Aualung is slow to trust and uncomfortable giving out advice to his younger band mates ven when the advice is looked forThe novel was a fun read The Freefall technology was interesting The concept of a world government coming together was fun to read about and would probably appeal to fans of Malka Older s Centennal Cycle series The AIs their autonomy and subculture was also fascinating Some of the world building could have been fleshed out a bit For all of the AIs in the story we don t know much about them or their culture Walter Cheeseman head of WebCense seems to have no motives for his actions other than greed and feels a bit two dimensionalWhile the conclusion left little to the imagination wrapping all the threads of the story together uite nicely it did feel just a little rushed We learn what happens to Aualung and the rest of his band members through a news article not through the dialogue or prose that comprised the majority of the rest of the novel This certainly provided proper closure to multiple character s story lines but it created a certain distance that wasn t present in the rest of the novelDespite this Radio Freefall was a fun read overall I njoyed my time with this book and would definitely read books by Matthew Jarpe If you like cyberpunk or rock and roll I would suggest giving this book a readThis review can be originally found on Looking Glass Reads. And then something like the Singularity happens but no one is uite sure This is a novel of cyberpunk and rock and roll of technology artificial intelligence and wild riffs off of Heinlein all mixed into an xplosive debut Matthew Jarpe launches his SF career with a ba. Radio Freefall

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