Signal to Noise Book Summary and Study Guide

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A cyberpunk trip not for the weak of heart or intellect. It's a techno-filled future where everyone is implanted with links to a sensory-virtual Internet. Our hero is a brilliant but bewildered academic who discovers a way to communicate with an alien, barters for technologic information, and gets caught up in international intrigue, corporate boardroom politics, and good-old-fashioned gun battles and chases.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   generally friendly contact with alien(s) Robots, Computers, VR    -   Yes Robot, PC, VR Plotlets:    -   virtual reality Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scientist Age:    -   20's-30's


Earth setting:    -   near future (later in 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   the book is simply packed with technical jargon Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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