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  • Author:
    J. Frederick George,Neal Stephenson
  • ISBN:
    0553383434
  • ISBN13:
    978-0553383430
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  • Publisher:
    Spectra; Reissue edition (May 31, 2005)
  • Pages:
    618 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Thrillers & Suspense
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    4.2
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Interface is a 1994 novel by Neal Stephenson and J. Frederick George (a pseudonym of George Jewsbury) and originally published under the joint pseudonym Stephen Bury.

Interface is a 1994 novel by Neal Stephenson and J. It is a thriller, set in the then-future year of 1996 when a shadowy coalition bent on controlling the world economy attempts to manipulate a candidate for president of the United States through the use of a computer biochip brain implant.

As a huge afficionado of Neal Stephenson, and after enjoying Cobweb, another novel by Stephenson and George that has held up well in the past 25 years, I was sadly disappointed by Interface

Only 8 left in stock (more on the way). Only 17 left in stock (more on the way). As a huge afficionado of Neal Stephenson, and after enjoying Cobweb, another novel by Stephenson and George that has held up well in the past 25 years, I was sadly disappointed by Interface. I'm sure it was an enjoyable novel in its time, however, unfortunately it does not hold up well 20 years after the setting of the novel.

From his triumphant debut with "Snow Crash to the stunning success of his latest novel, "Quicksilver, Neal Stephenson has quickly become the voice of a generation.

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If you like Stephenson's books (like me-wait, I love his books!) but feel a bit exhausted by the pages of super-detailed mathematical proofs or essays on 17th century economics, you're going to love this one. You know how a lot of so-called techno-thrillers nowadays have blurbs on their covers proclaiming them to be "smart!" and "full of intrigue!" and "masterful!" Well, this one lives up to the hype. This is how it's done, y'all.

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Only once in a great while does a writer come along who defies comparison - a writer so original he redefines the way we look at the world. Neal Stephenson is such a writer and Snow Crash is such a novel, weaving virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cyber-sensibility to bring us the gigantic thriller of the information age. In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo's Cosa Nostra In. but it the Metaverse he's a warrior prince. In this now-classic political thriller, he and fellow author J. Frederick George tell a savagely witty, chillingly topical tale set in the tense moments of the Gulf War.

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From his triumphant debut with Snow Crash to the stunning success of his latest novel, Quicksilver, Neal Stephenson has quickly become the voice of a generation. In this now-classic thriller, he and fellow author J. Frederick George tell a shocking tale with an all-too plausible premise. There's no way William A. Cozzano can lose the upcoming presidential election. He's a likable midwestern governor with one insidious advantage—an advantage provided by a shadowy group of backers. A biochip implanted in his head hardwires him to a computerized polling system. The mood of the electorate is channeled directly into his brain. Forget issues. Forget policy. Cozzano is more than the perfect candidate. He's a special effect. “Complex, entertaining, frequently funny."—Publishers Weekly“Qualifies as the sleeper of the year, the rare kind of science-fiction thriller that evokes genuine laughter while simultaneously keeping the level of suspense cranked to the max."— San Diego Union-Tribune“A Manchurian Candidate for the computer age.” —Seattle Weekly

Netlandinhabitant
Huh... Bit of a time warp reading this book...Bearing in mind this book came out just before the internet took off, laptops were still quite hefty devices with hard drives in the megabytes not terrabytes, and a cell phone was a flip case gimmick with painful 12 key texting and... well, really, with this book set in the near future of the 1990s, it is actually surprisingly readable!

Fortunately, the premise of the book is not about our modern day world with computers, hacking etc. This is a book set about technology being used to satisfy the demands of the elite few- something we are probably even more familiar with in 21-teens than we were in the 1990s! And once you get through the first 15% or so of the book where you are puzzling over how a book written in 2005 can not have smartphones and internet, the story moves away from having to rely on that kind of technology to more familiar tech that people wish worked today..

I don't want to give away too much of the plot - its described in enough enticing detail if you are contemplating buying this book. Suffice to say, like most Neal Stephenson books, this is a highly satisfying read, unputdownable and its going to keep you turning the pages into the wee hours of the morning. Not sure what J. Fredrick George did for this book - provided some of the history that pops up in a non-distracting way? The story line? Not sure - it reads like a Neal Stephenson novel, but more like Reamde or D.O.D.O. which I found to be really good stories from start to finish.

However, I do wish when the publishers 'reprint' books, it is clear when the book is first published - especially for for science fiction! It is highly confusing to read a book that seems to be set in the 1990s when its "publication" date is the 21st Century!
Helo
Brilliant book by a marvelous pair of writers. Complex, but not too hard to follow, entertaining characters whose lives you care about, pacing that is sometimes slowly lingers over poignant moments, sometimes races ahead like the best of thrillers, brilliant insights into the businesses behind politics and the nature of human beings, a delicious science-fiction conspiracy plot, a deranged killer, wonderfully realistic characters, a man struggling with a huge disability, and one of those stories were every odd disparate puzzle piece dropped down for your consideration fits neatly in the end to provide the entire picture. I haven't been this entertained by a novel in a long time.
Hallolan
As a huge afficionado of Neal Stephenson, and after enjoying Cobweb, another novel by Stephenson and George that has held up well in the past 25 years, I was sadly disappointed by Interface. I'm sure it was an enjoyable novel in its time, however, unfortunately it does not hold up well 20 years after the setting of the novel. Too much has changed in politics, society, and technology to enable suspension of disbelief for this book.
Iell
Interface posits a new computerized device that can be implanted in a person's brain that can help the brain recover from the effects of a stroke by re-making some of the neural connections destroyed by the stroke, with the side 'benefit' of allowing a two-way communication path to an external computer. This device is installed in the brain of the Governor of Illinois, who becomes a Presidential candidate. The story follows his campaign and the slow gain of complete control of his mind by a shadowy Network that financed the research for the device, directed by its media control arm as embodied by a virtuoso of a campaign/advertising manager. As the other side of the equation, another device is introduced, a very much enhanced version of a lie detector that can deliver a person's emotional reactions in real-time to whatever he is experiencing. These devices are given to 100 people who represent a complete cross-section of the American voting public, and their reactions to campaign events allow instant feedback control of what the candidate should do/say to maximize his appeal.
The story reads as a high-suspense political action thriller, with a very dark sub-text of there really are powerful, world-spanning conspiracy groups who are intent on molding the world solely to their own benefit. While the prose style is adequate and straightforward, Stephenson's normal cynicism, hysterically funny irony, and satirical stabs at the world are almost wholly lacking here, and the net result is something of a poor copy of a Tom Clancy thriller. Characterization is thin and uneven; even the Governor is little more than a cardboard setup. I felt the final plot resolution was forced, with certain unnecessary elements, and is probably politically impossible, which heavily detracted from his overall thematic message. A great idea, but could have really used the Stephenson we found in Snow Crash.
Gigafish
An excellent socio-political-scifi jape with lashings of sardonic humour. Its depiction of the chicanery of politicking and campaign chicanery read almost like a documentary given the excessive silliness of the Trump-Clinton contest... almost enough to make you believe that at least one of the candidates had a (faulty) biochip in his or her brain.
Malaris
Writing as a team must be a challenge. But when it works it can be superb. Stephenson and George have created a highly entertaining read that could have been written yesterday. The maturity in Stephenson and George's writing shows in the depth of the characters and their skill at world building. Their depiction of how the media manipulates and is manipulated in turn remains eerily true. I feel Interface and The Cobweb(also with George) remain under appreciated gems.