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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His highly developed computer skills enable him to use any public telephone to punch in a new identity, thus reinventing himself, within hours.

Please verify that you are not a robot. However Nick collapses completely when told that dder representative from Tarnover is coming to meet him at G2S. John Brunner Find more information about: Home About Help Search. Please enter your name. You may send this item schockwellenreite up to five recipients. The novel is set in the weeks following Nick’s recapture after several years on the run, alternating between moral arguments schockwellenreiher his interrogator, who is trying to discover why schockwellenrreiter program’s star pupil had absconded, and flashbacks of his career.

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Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item He uses the stolen computer access code to cover his data trails and create new identities for himself, easily adopting entire new personas. He visits her at home, helping her to clean out some of her possessions, and meeting her tame cougarBagheera.

The educational system is dysfunctional, with teachers unable to perform their jobs due to strictures. Infrastructure has been allowed to crumble, and characters who reside within ‘paid avoidance zones’ receive compensation from the government in lieu of actual services.


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Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. He died shortly after abandoning the research because the government was derr it to produce animals for military uses. However Nick also has some personality flaws, amounting almost to a deathwish.

People respond by falling into strong patterns within human nature, particularly tribalism.

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Brunner invented the term “worm” for this program, as a self-replicating program that propagates across a computer network — the term ” worm ” was later adopted by computer researchers as the name for this type of program.

Science Fiction and the Work of William Gibson. These produce monstrous deformed children who are disposed of when they are no longer needed for study. The Shockwave Rider is a science fiction novel by John Brunneroriginally published in In the novel, data privacy is reserved for corporate entities and individuals who may then conceal wrongdoing; by contrast, normal citizens do not enjoy significant privacy. This is an extension of the sense of paranoia felt by many people in the s, believing themselves to be powerless in the face of political and economic forces over which they had no control.

Bagheera is the product of her late father’s genetic research into intelligence. Nick rewrites the “computer tapeworm” that prevents the calls to Hearing Aid being monitored. At Tarnover, Paul Freeman takes charge of the interrogation. This will only happen fully if the results of a plebisciteagain conducted over the network, allow it.

The Hearing Aid worm is designed to scramble network traffic if attacked, but Nick realises that it could be destroyed if the authorities were prepared schockwellenriter the effects and ready to recover from them. Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions. This time around, Nick has another plan, and rather than running and hiding, he and Kate spend a number of months travelling the country, aided by an “invisible college” of academics who are allies or former residents of Precipice.


Brunner’s “data-net tapeworm” consists of a head followed by other segments, each being some kind of code which scohckwellenreiter effects on databases and other systems. His new worm, which he calls a schockwellwnreiter, cannot be removed without dismantling the entire network. Would you also like to submit a review for this item? With the code he gets from Freeman, he sets up an identity as an Army major, with Kate as his prisoner.

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Precipice turns out to be a Utopian community of a few thousand people. In place of the old system, Nick 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.