SciFi Tech Talk #000144 – Freedom™

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4.3 rating based on 15,041 ratings (all editions)

ISBN-10: 0451231899
ISBN-13: 9780451231895
Goodreads: 8488830

Author(s): Publisher: Signet
Published: 1/4/2011

The propulsive, shockingly plausible sequel to New York Times bestseller Daemon, the "Greatest. Techno-thriller. Period."*
*William O'Brien, former director of cybersecurity and communications systems policy at the White House

2009 saw one of the most inventive techno-thriller debuts in decades as Daniel Suarez introduced his terrifying and tantalizing vision of a new world order. Daemon captured the attention of the tech community, became a national bestseller, garnered attention from futurists, literary critics, and the halls of government-leaving readers clamoring for the conclusion to Suarez's epic story.

In the opening chapters of Freedom(tm), the Daemon is well on its way toward firm control of the modern world, using an expanded network of real-world, dispossessed darknet operatives to tear apart civilization and rebuild it anew. Civil war breaks out in the American Midwest, with the mainstream media stoking public fear in the face of this 'Corn Rebellion'. Former detective Pete Sebeck, now the Daemon's most famous and most reluctant operative, must lead a small band of enlightened humans in a populist movement designed to protect the new world order.

But the private armies of global business are preparing to crush the Daemon once and for all. In a world of conflicted loyalties, rapidly diminishing government control, and a new choice between free will and the continuing comforts of ignorance, the stakes could not be higher: hanging in the balance is nothing less than democracy's last hope to survive the technology revolution.


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SciFi Tech Talk #000143 – The Last Days on Mars

The Last Days on Mars (2013)
The Last Days on Mars poster Rating: 5.5/10 (25,645 votes)
Director: Ruairi Robinson
Writer: Sydney J. Bounds (short story), Clive Dawson (screenplay)
Stars: Liev Schreiber, Elias Koteas, Romola Garai, Olivia Williams
Runtime: 98 min
Rated: R
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Released: 19 Sep 2013
Plot: A group of astronaut explorers succumb one by one to a mysterious and terrifying force while collecting specimens on Mars.

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SciFi Tech Talk #000141 – The Maze Runner

The Maze Runner (2014)
The Maze Runner poster Rating: 6.9/10 (231709 votes)
Director: Wes Ball
Writer: Noah Oppenheim (screenplay), Grant Pierce Myers (screenplay), T.S. Nowlin (screenplay), James Dashner (novel)
Stars: Dylan O'Brien, Aml Ameen, Ki Hong Lee, Blake Cooper
Runtime: 113 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Released: 19 Sep 2014
Plot: Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow "runners" for a shot at escape.

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To be determined (interview?)