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by Robert G. Ferrell

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Author:
Robert G. Ferrell
ISBN13:
978-1589612778
ISBN:
1589612779
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Publisher:
Potomac View Press (September 1, 2004)
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Subcategory:
Science Fiction
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1759 kb
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1202 kb
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Rating:
4.3
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338

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Tangent is a speculative/science fiction novel about a hacker cum computer security consultant who suddenly finds himself with a personal teleporter/time machine with which he foils a terrorist plot, coming face to face with power-mad technocrats from the future in the process.
  • While the theoretical physics and computers in this book are true to life, the plot and characters seem to fall a little short.

    All of the action takes place in the author's home town, the main character is a picture of who the author seems to want to be, and the female lead is a cartoon of a woman who seems to have no desires or second thoughts outside of the protagonist.

    While the quantum nature of the story is a little heavy-handed, it seems to stick together for the most of the book, but some of the plot twists smack of the fabled 'plot hole' of D&D fame. At one point, one of the characters disappears to return with just the right tools to solve the crisis and only a cursory explanation of how he got them.

    Later works by this author may be much better; there is some promise, but in the end the book falls flat.

  • This is the first work from Ferrell, and while young as an author he clearly speaks and writes with the authority of someone who has a long standing intimate relationship with technology.

    The storyline shifts (if quantum stories don't shift, something's wrong with your fields :) ) and is interesting to follow. The loops and flows aren't clearly delineated; this isn't Pulp Fiction that you're reading, and that only adds to drawing the reader in to the world of the story's inhabitants. To carry the confusion or apprehension of a character out into userspace is impressive, and feels kinda weird at the same time. It's a good effect, all told, and a shame more authors don't or can't do this.

    Ferrell has built the characters as clearly as anyone could hope for. All facets of persona are captured, quirks, habits, speech, presentation are all unique with each character contributing well to the design and (quantum!) flow of the story.

    Definately worth picking up. Be advised, once you get into it, it's hard to put down.

  • A certain technology magazine included this novel in its top 10 books of 2004. Based on the capsule review, it seemed to be just the sort of novel I'd like. Having now read it, I have to wonder whether it was published by a vanity imprint, and I am particularly curious how it made anyone's list of recommended reading.

    I admit that I'm enough of a geek/nerd to have found amusement in such details as the author's pointing out that there are multiple versions of grep and other uber-geek minutiae.

    But really. The net effect is that the story comes off as a poor man's Cryptonomicon, and the reader is left wondering whether certain plot twists were scavenged from Neal Stephenson's trash bin. Throw in a number of standard time-travel plot devices, and Tangent is the result.

    The author and I likely have read many of the same books, because nearly every bit of cleverness struck me as bearing a striking similarity to some other author's better novel. Take all those out, and you're left with a dreary story of a geek and his beautiful + intelligent + sex-crazed stewardess girlfriend. How original.

    Discerning readers are better advised to read some manpages and a better novel for a combined effect that will be just as technically geeky but a more pleasurable reading experience.