Freedom™

Freedom 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

  • Title: Freedom™
  • Author: Daniel Suarez
  • ISBN: 9780451231895
  • Page: 286
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • 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 woThe 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 h

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    • Daniel Suarez

      DANIEL SUAREZ is the author of the New York Times bestseller Daemon, Freedom , Kill Decision, and Influx A former systems consultant to Fortune 1000 companies, he has designed and developed mission critical software for the defense, finance, and entertainment industries With a lifelong interest in both IT systems and creative writing, his high tech and Sci Fi thrillers focus on technology driven change Suarez is a past speaker at TED Global, MIT Media Lab, NASA Ames, the Long Now Foundation, and the headquarters of Google, Microsoft, and among many others Self taught in software development, he is a graduate from University of Delaware with a BA in English Literature An avid PC and console gamer, his own world building skills were bolstered through years as a pen paper role playing game moderator He lives in Los Angeles, California.



    510 thoughts on “Freedom™

    • I have to say, I was a little disappointed in this book compared to Daemon It seemed a bit off the rails, very preachy, and without a central character to latch onto Plus, the level of violence and gore was WAY over the top I think the central messages are valid, super interesting, and high level scary, but I m not sure he gets them across as well as he could have Kind of like burying an important social message inside Grand Theft Auto You can do it, but most people are just laughing and running [...]


    • After reading this book, I feel like I should put on a kilt, paint my face blue and stand in front of the corporate headquarters where I work Then, waving my laptop over my head and doing my best Mel Gibson impersonation without the anti Semitism , I ll shout, You may take away our financial independence, our self supporting communities and our personal privacy, but you ll never take our FREEDOM Too much Moving on This is a techno thriller, but like the previous bookDaemon, it s a pretty damn am [...]


    • Nearly as amazing as the first book in the Duology, Daemon, it leads us right into the middle of an ideological breakdown or a breakthrough, with hoards of Daemon followers playing their lives as if it was all a huge game And indeed, the way our economics and military and politics is run, it is just that So what happens when a game AI successfully outplays our gloriously flawed human nature all in the desire to prevent a total breakdown of our society, as all societies have broken down when our [...]


    • A great sequel to Daemon You get to see a different side of some of the characters, and not everything is as cut and dry.


    • Daemon was so dark and depressing that I seriously considered skipping the sequel, but I m glad I didn t view spoiler This book feels surprisingly different than its precursor the first was all about how scary and damaging the Daemon was, but the second is all about how evil the corporate overlords are, and here the Daemon is clearly humanity s last hope to avoid 1984 Everybody is coopted by last year s villain, as government is coopted by the oligarchs hide spoiler The biggest problem is that, [...]


    • I listened to the audio version When I finished Daemon, I was somewhat dissatisfied with the conclusion, as reflected in my review I subsequently learned that Mr Suarez could not find a publisher for Daemon, so published it himself, and it became an internet sensation I feel that Freedom was better than Daemon, less repetitive and even relevant to the financial crisis of 2008 and its aftermath, including the response of the Obama administration The story moves along quickly toward a satisfying [...]


    • I was skeptical that Suarez could recapture the utter immersion and fascinating construction of Daemon, but he did I think one of the main ways he did so, was turning from an emphasis on technology to an emphasis on the socio political themes that began to emerge in Daemon.In the tradition of Brave New World and 1984, Freedom TM serves as a warning by exaggeration It s not that the events and revelations of Freedom TM are accurate or even prescient, it s that the elements that could cause them t [...]


    • Sci fi at its best full of meaty themes a great book for serious discussion as well as being a thrill ride.At its best sci fi becomes a forum for than whiz bang technology it becomes a forum for discussion about philosophy The best episodes of The Twilight Zone did this Star Wars becomes a stage to discuss the nature of good and evil and if an evil person can be redeemed Star Trek becomes a lesson in the strength that can be possible in diversity and the power of friendship over all else What d [...]


    • I enjoyed Daemon a lot and was excited to jump right into Freedom tm However, I confess that I was a little disappointed What I really liked was the moral quandary aspect I don t want to be too spoilery, so I ll stop there Also, the virtual environment as everyday social fabric was nifty Especially the contrast between the folks who treated this new world like they were actually IN a videogame, with all the magic and gods imagery that often brings, and the regular people who didn t fuss with the [...]


    • Tough rating, probably deserves 2.5 stars.This is the sequel to Daemon, which I recall enjoying a good bit Daemon was pretty popular among computer programmers for its according to the description here at shockingly plausible premise It s a techno thriller without the techno babble.Freedom is, I think, meant to be in the same mold, although I m not sure what an encrypted IP beacon is That is to say, the techno gets a little babbly.I did love the premise In Daemon, an out of control computer pro [...]


    • After completed the second book in the Daemon series, I really hope there will be a third This is a complete nerdfest much like the first It mixed elements of MMORPG s in with the standard Thriller genre to make an exciting and action packed Techno Thriller Once again the Daemon has still got control of the world but is this a good thing or a bad thing Taking away the power of the few and giving it to the masses will this lead to civil unrest or total war All the holes in the first book seem to [...]


    • Gizmodo Daniel Suarez has earned not one, but two spots in our reading room These techno thrillers not only use every bit of jargon from the hacker s cookbook, and a fair amount of William Gibson and Neal Stephenson to boot, they also feature deadly autonomous motorcycles with spinning katanas instead of handlebars A worst case scenario tale of computer takeover, Daemon was one of the most talked about high tech thrillers in recent times, but it ended with a cliffhanger Thankfully, its sequel, F [...]


    • I ll give you a bit of a warning right now I m going to discuss a bit of the plot of Daemon If you haven t read that book, then you may want to hesitate before reading this review If you simply want to know whether I enjoyed this book if you should purchase this, then the answer is yes I loved this book you absolutely have to buy it However I will warn you the very basic outline of Freedom tm will give spoilers on the ending of Daemon You ve been warned, so on with the review.In Daemon , we were [...]


    • Where to begin Well, let s go with characters The characters are cardboard cut outs, who speak almost entirely in either cliches, or chunks of exposition that frequently confers data that every character involved in the conversation already knows and further, the reader knows as well.The book s plot takes several skips forward in time Part 2 Eight Months Later etc Those blank spaces of time is where any character growth changes in allegiances or beliefs or feelings at one another, all that human [...]


    • Freedom TM is a beautiful and awe inspiring sequel to Daniel Suarez highly successful Daemon Having laid all the groundwork in Daemon , Suarez uses most of this book to use this foundation in order to explore a new concept of social organization based on empowering information technology The new society emerging in Freedom TM is based on the darknet, an alternative to the internet using fast wireless meshes in order to increase the durability and availability of the network People who join the d [...]


    • Freedom TM is an excellent sequel and a fantastic book in its own right, but I don t want that to detract you from reading Daemon first so make sure you do that Needless to say when I finished Daemon I d was very eager to read its sequel As soon as I saw that Freedom TM was released I snatched at the opportunity to listen to the audiobook version, which is just as excellent as the first book, and I found that I was in for than I expected.Any good book can be entertaining, a truly excellent book [...]


    • Freedom TM is the sequel to Daemon that patches a number of holes the writer left in the first book The prose is tighter, the descriptions direct, the characters are fleshed out and the plot is nicely wound down If you enjoyed Daemon, there is no reason not to read the sequel.Writing The action, even combat, was easier for the reader to track Details were left to essentials and depictions of gore and violence were in a range I enjoy The tech talk was less computer centric and focused on broader [...]


    • I read this book in 2 days I blew off all of the Super Bowl pregame stuff to finish the book It is the sequel to continuation of Daemon It documents a possible kinda distopian future.I liked Freedom than Daemon I think it s mostly because part of the first book is to set up the world and the characters in it This book just rolls from the beginning You really have to read Daemon first to know what s going on.For a sci fi ish techno thriller, there is a lot of King Corn and The Omnivore s Dilemma [...]


    • Freedom follows the incredibly good Daemon which made people turn heads Freedom is itself one of those books that is hard to put down forcing you to read on way past self imposed bedtimes.What both novels have is an ethereal evil or good Much depends on your point of view here but its the driving force behind most actions in the books We follow a number of characters that we all loved from Daemon and the one character that was lost has now become bigger in death than he ever was in life He embod [...]



    • Ha I m listening to the part where Ross is visiting Hank s farm don t worry, that s not a spoiler and I m cracking up that the reader gave Farmer Hank the voice of Hank Hill King of the Hill EN EE way Hank is explaining how they re using crops and animals to restore the soil and how chickens run along behind to peck worms and grubs from the dirt and I am almost convinced that Suarez got this whole passage from one of Joel Salatin s works, nearly verbatim I can t believe how that guy keeps coming [...]


    • Wow Reading this book as well as the previous book Daemon my review review show has made me realize how much technology has been integrated into our modern lives as a virtual world overlaying our real world We have internet banking, email, twitter, facebook, sms, mms, all manner of social networking, remote computing and giving us instant access to information all from a mobile phone or Ipad or laptop We can multi task our real lives and our virtual lives to make one almost indistinguishable fro [...]


    • I d thought the first book was dark, but wow, Freedom TM takes it even further Anyway, high marks on the story, but downgraded to 3 stars because I can t say it was the satisfactory conclusion I expected I mentioned in the review of Daemon that in the second half of the book everything seemed to wind down, and I had hoped Freedom TM would rekindle it again It didn t play out that way, unfortunately Mainly, it was because I felt many of the characters we met in the first book were relegated to th [...]


    • My review has to come in 2 parts, but before I get to it, I must make one thing clear In order to understand and get the most out of this book, you MUST read its prequel, DAEMON, before you pick this one up If you don t you will have no idea about the plot, characters, etc So read DAEMON first Now, for the first part I was originally only going to give this book 3 stars, not because it s not a good or enjoyable read, but because a lor of what takes place relies heavily on the reader s experience [...]


    • Yeah, spoilers Boilerplate, polite version I promise I don t spoil anything about this book that would have bothered me had I known about it in advance of reading this book That said, I cannot think of anything I have read in my life that would have been spoiled had I known the plot advancing facts And this is not, I promise, a brief Cliffs Notes style detailed summary of the story Perhaps the only real way to spoil a book is to detail any serious flaws in logic, to the extent that you then can [...]


    • A surprisingly better book than the original which has a realistic theme and plot than it s predecessor Still lots of techie and video game feel with a modern anti corporation message.Definitely feels relevant after having experienced the darker side of social media tech companies the past few years.


    • While I was pleasantly surprised with Suarez s previous novel Daemon, I was disappointed by Freedom It suffered from sequel syndrome Why I didn t like it All the character development seemed to have happened in the first book The characters mostly bored me in Freedom, except the newly introduced Hank Fossen and Loki I hated all the cynical, apocalyptic, anti corporation establishment capitalism government conspiracy preachiness, especially in the first portion of the book I love to be stimulated [...]


    • I really didn t anticipate the direction this book was going to take, after Daemon There were inklings that people were bad, sure but I thought the problem was The Major Suarez has you effectively switch sides in the mess, and actually ends up leaving you rooting for the Daemon The way he does this is a sustained yet somehow not too preachy reflection on what is essentially the corporatization of America tied with the rise of a particular strand of unethical globalism The Daemon and darknet comm [...]


    • In his sequel to the cult favorite Daemon, Daniel Suarez continues the story of Matthew Sobol s electronic entity unleashed on the world Like a virus, the Daemon is now beginning to remake human society But, unlike the first book, the second one is less a technology thriller than a political screed.Now, I don t necessarily disagree with anything Suarez says in this book All my food probably is made from corn, and cheap food probably is a foundation for keeping low wage employees happy while gree [...]


    • Acabado Freedom con ansia total.Recordemos, es la segunda parte, continuaci n obligada de Daemon.Le he clavado un 9 y no lo llega al 10 por dos motivos no demasiado importantes por un lado los personajes no tiene profundidad y por otro el final me ha parecido un poco abrupto Parecen dos graves fallos En realidad no demasiado, porque los personajes son atractivos 100% Empatizas hasta con los malos y, dado que el libro est escrito en el modo un cap tulo para cada personaje cada cap tulo est narrad [...]


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