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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These act as companions, guards, nannies, and even lie detectors, using their sense of smell. 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.

Life in an Explosive Forming Press Trip: Your request to send this item has been completed. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution schockwrllenreiter organization should be applied. Nick projects patterns of behaviour to assume his personasbut Kate has “natural wisdom” which means that she ignores surface patterns to perceive the truth beneath.

He creates a new “worm” which is designed to destroy all secrecy. Please enter recipient e-mail address es. You already recently rated this item. The inhabitants include intelligent dogs that escaped from the projects that Kate’s father worked on.

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You may have already requested this item. 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.

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Der Schockwellenreiter Science-fiction-Roman

He uses the stolen computer access code to cover his data trails and create new identities for himself, easily adopting entire new personas. She is perceptive enough to penetrate Nick’s adopted persona, rer disturbing him even though she fascinates him. Science fiction and fantasy.

The name field is required. One of his handlers at Tarnover explains that this is like a classical pianist being able to play entire sonatas and concertos from memory. Please enter the message.

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. WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online. Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Nick and Kate settle into the community. Views Read Edit View history. However Nick collapses completely when told that a representative from Tarnover is coming to meet him at G2S.

The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format. Once clear of Tarnover, they disappear together. Nick, suffering another overload, blames Kate for the incident, since she, following Hearing Aid policy, cut off a call from someone attempting to warn Precipice.

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Precipice turns out to be a Utopian community of a few thousand people. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. 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.


Precipice is also drr home of “Hearing Aid”, an anonymous telephone confession service accessible to anyone in the country. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. Your rating has been recorded. The novel was written shortly after two pivotal events of the s, the resignation of Richard Nixon and the overthrow of the Chilean President Salvador Allendewhich are cited in the novel as examples, in Nixon’s case, of a failed attempt by organised crime to suborn the Presidency, and in the second, of the consequences of working against multinational commercial interests.

In place of the old system, Schockwellengeiter has designed the worm to enforce a kind of utilitarian socialism, with people’s worth being defined by their roles in society, not their connections in high places. When they arrive in Precipice, the couple have to abandon their normal “urban pattern” to see the ways in which the town’s unique design merges public and private space, along with natural and artificial structures.

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