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by Stephen Bury

ePub INTERFACE download
Stephen Bury
Signet; New Ed edition (1997)
Genre Fiction
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. A near-future thriller in which a shadowy coalition bent on controlling the world economy attempts to manipulate the president of the United States through the use of a computer bio-chip implanted in his brain.

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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. 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.

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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.

A powerful global network of powerbrokers and investors, out to recoup their money from the national debt, put up a perfect candidate for president, a midwestern governor with a special biochip implant.

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Interface by Stephen Bury - book cover, description, publication history. Neal Stephenson's political thriller, written under the pen name Stephen Bury. A governor with a biochip in his head is the perfect candidate, thanks to the polling information in his brain. Similar books by other authors.

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  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.