The zenith angle / Bruce Sterling.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : Del Rey, 2004Edition: 1st edDescription: 306 p. ; 25 cmISBN: 0345460618Subject(s): Government investigators -- Fiction | Space surveillance -- Fiction | Women astronomers -- Fiction | Washington (D.C.) -- Fiction | Computer security -- Fiction | Married people -- Fiction | Colorado -- FictionLOC classification: PS3569.T3876 | Z88 2004
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Library Journal ReviewComputer security theorist Derek Vandeveer's life changes utterly after the events of 9/11 awaken the country to a new and urgent need for tighter security. Leaving his cushy job in the private sector for a secret government agency charged with increasing the security of cyberspace, Vandeveer becomes caught up in a seemingly fruitless search to uncover the source of an attack on an ultra classified satellite. Like fellow cyberpunk veteran William Gibson, Sterling (Zeitgeist; Tomorrow Now) turns his attention to the very near future in a tale of one man's persistent struggle to perceive the truth in a world choked by deception and betrayal. Combining up-to-the-minute technology with engaging characters and a clear vision of tomorrow, this highly recommended work belongs in most sf and general fiction collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Author notes provided by SyndeticsBruce Sterling is a recent winner of the Nebula Award and the author of the nonfiction book "The Hacker Crackdown" as well as novels and short story collections. He co-authored, with William Gibson, the critically acclaimed novel "The Difference Engine." He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and daughter.