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The Resource Zed, Joanna Kavenna

Zed, Joanna Kavenna

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Zed
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Zed
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Joanna Kavenna
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Self-anointed guru of the Digital Age, Guy Matthias, CEO of Beetle, has become one of the world's most powerful and influential figures. Untaxed and ungoverned, his trans-Atlantic company essentially operates beyond the control of Governments or the law. But trouble is never far away, and for Guy a perfect storm is brewing: his wife wants to leave him, fed up with his serial infidelities; malfunctioning Beetle software has led to some unfortunate deaths which are proving hard to cover up; his longed-for deal with China is proving troublingly elusive and, among other voices of dissent, the mystery hacker and activist Gogol is on his trail. With the clock ticking for everyone -- Guy, his aide Douglas Varley, Britain's flailing female PM, conflicted national security agent Eloise Jayne, depressed journalist David Strachey, and Gogol, whoever that may be -- the question is becoming ever more pressing: how do you live in reality when nobody knows anything, and all knowledge, all certainty, is partly or entirely fake?
Summary
In an identity-challenged world dominated by a global media and tech corporation that anticipates every human need, a murder-by-robot case reveals either a deadly human error or the work of a paradigm-changing hacker
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Character
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10832534
Cataloging source
SALS
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Kavenna, Joanna
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Technology
  • Hackers
  • Chief executive officers
  • Computer programs
  • Businessmen
  • Journalists
  • Intelligence officers
  • International business enterprises
  • Women prime ministers
Target audience
adult
Label
Zed, Joanna Kavenna
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065893926
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
367 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780571245154
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1057631045
Label
Zed, Joanna Kavenna
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065893926
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
367 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780571245154
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1057631045

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