Technology

China Strike by Matt Rees

Thank god for the synopsis provided by the publisher, because I really had no idea what was going on in this book from beginning to end. China Strike is a pseudo-techno military detective thriller sort of thing, involving international conspiracies, computer hacking,¬†and some ICE agents who don’t really seem to know their actual job description.... Read More »

Light Shaper by Albert Nothlit

Light Shaper by Albert NothlitLight Shaper is part post-apocalyptic story, but mostly it is a slightly off the wall cyberpunk tale cum gay romance. This book takes up well after the great apocalypse has happened, when most of the world’s population seems to be happily existing in digital utopia, which doesn’t seem to be very apocalyptic at all. The... Read More »

God of the Internet by Lynn Lipinski

God of the Internet by Lynn LipinskiGod of the Internet is a promising techno-thriller than begins with a plot which might – as they say in the classics – have been ripped from the headlines. A computer hacker working for as Islamic Jihadi group takes control over the water supply of Los Angeles, and proceeds to wreak havoc on the population,... Read More »

Countdown to Zero Day by Kim Zetter

Countdown to Zero Day by Kim ZetterCountdown to Zero Day is the story of what is touted as the world’s first cyber weapon – a targeted computer attack against the nuclear program in Iran which was launched by operatives of the US government. As someone with an interest in computers and internet security matters in general, this was right up my... Read More »

Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O’Neil

Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O’NeilWhether we like it or not, we live in a modern age where most things are controlled in some way or another, by an algorithm, formula, or mysterious black maths box of doom, according to the author. This is known as the age of ‘Big Data’ and – again, according to the author – if... Read More »

Grey Ronin by Matthew S Cox

Grey Ronin by Matthew S CoxWhen I received this book, I was not aware that it was the third book in a trilogy, and have not read the others in the series. With that said, I don’t think that they were required reading to be able to appreciate, and understand Grey Ronin. Grey Ronin presents an interesting world, where the... Read More »

Future Crimes by Marc Goodman

Future Crimes by Marc GoodmanBe afraid, be very afraid… crime’s coming to get ya! Or it already has… depending on how you look at things. Future Crimes is a wide-ranging and almost all-encompassing look at the types of crime which are already taking over a world where the internet is increasingly becoming part of everything we see around us.... Read More »