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Paradigms Lost
by Ryk E. Spoor


Overview - In a world of data manipulation and cyberspying, an information specialist finds that the supernatural lurks A major revision of Spoor's first novel, Digital Knight, with all new material.

Being an expert in information searches, image processing and enhancement, pattern matching, and data forensics earned Jason Wood a lot of money - from private contracts and working with the police.  Read more...


 
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Overview
In a world of data manipulation and cyberspying, an information specialist finds that the supernatural lurks A major revision of Spoor's first novel, Digital Knight, with all new material.

Being an expert in information searches, image processing and enhancement, pattern matching, and data forensics earned Jason Wood a lot of money - from private contracts and working with the police. And it was a nice, comfortable job most of the time. But then an informant showed up dead on his doorstep, a photograph didn't show someone who'd been in the viewfinder when the picture was taken, and Jason's world is suddenly turned upside-down.

Against things that violate the very reality he thought he understood, Jason has only three weapons: his best friend Sylvie, his talent for seeing patterns... and his ability to think beyond the pattern and see a solution that no one else imagined. Against the darkness of the unknown, the greatest weapon is the light of reason.

A vastly expanded and revised edition of Digital Knight, Ryk E. Spoor's first published novel, Paradigms Lost adds two brand new adventures for Jason and includes many chapters of additional material within the originals.

About Ryk E. Spoor's Spheres of Influence
"Fast and entertaining action and a world that has the feel of Asimov's Foundation series."--Sarah A. Hoyt, author of the Darkship saga

About Ryk E. Spoor's Grand Central Arena
..".an imaginative piece of space opera that's set on a near-future Earth where artificial intelligence is taken for granted."--Shiny Reviews

"Grand Central Arena' is space opera in the grand old tradition . . . but with modern sensibilities and awareness of current speculations in cutting edge physics."--Fantasy Book Critic


About the Threshold Series by Ryk E. Spoor and Eric Flint
." . . fast-paced sci-fi. . . light in tone and hard on science . . ." --Publishers Weekly

." . . the series is filled with] linguistics, biology, physics, and evolution further the story, as well as wacky humor, academic rivalries, and even some sweet romances." --School Library Journal

About Ryk E. Spoor's Phoenix Rising
"A winner Great characters, and thrilling adventure. I want more "--Ed Greenwood, best-selling author of the Forgotten Realms series

" E]xciting adventure, scary monsters, strange gods, and wondrous magic."--Lawrence Watt-Evans

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781476736938
  • ISBN-10: 1476736936
  • Publisher: Baen Books
  • Publish Date: December 2014
  • Page Count: 526
  • Dimensions: 1.25 x 6.75 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.35 pounds


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Books > Fiction > Fantasy - Contemporary

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-07-20
  • Reviewer: Staff

In this episodic expansion of Spoor's SF novel Digital Knight, set in Morgantown, N.Y., in 1999, the author expounds upon and slightly retools the events that shaped the life and world of Jason Wood, a master of pattern recognition. Jason's business, Wood Information Service, specializes in the use of computer technology for investigative purposes. A photo enhancement job for a local police lieutenant reveals the existence of vampires, werewolves, and other beings formerly consigned to fantasy. Jason can't deny them, and in fact he must face them head on—and figure out why he was let in on the secret. The fantastical runs rampant through the story with a breathtaking lack of subtlety. Shapeshifting call girls and millennia-old beings twist folklore in new and interesting ways, with only the bulletproof nature of the main character and occasionally clumsy dialogue detracting from the over-the-top fun. Agent: Marisa Corvisiero, Corvisiero Literary Agency. (Dec.)

 
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