|Plot Summary of Everyone in Silico|
It seems like everyone is moving to Frisco, a beautiful booming town that exists only on corporate computer servers, and whose citizens must leave their 'meat' bodies behind and pay a subscription to emigrate. Doug is a middle-aged coolhunter for an ad agency, and worries that his money problems will keep him and his family from upgrading along with everyone else in their social class.
Nicky is a starving artist. She works in the antique field of genetics, creating one of a kind chimeras and novelty animals for sale to wealthy buyers.
Eileen is a retired soldier, and brings her old battle suit out of retirement when the company that runs Frisco won't tell her where her grandson is now that he's upgraded.
All three are unwittingly used in a plan to destabilize the status quo, uncover the secrets of Frisco, and shape the future of their media saturated, hyper-capitalist world.
This synopsis report prepared by T E Williams
|Chapter Analysis of Everyone in Silico|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 40%
Tone of book
- cynical or dry-wit
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
- info about lifeform(s)/society/phenomena
Robots, Computers, VR
Robot, PC, VR Plotlets:
- virtual reality
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- business executive
- medium future 22-24th century
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of touching personal anatomy
- use of artificial tools
- description of breasts
- descript. of private male anat.
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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