Signal to Noise by Eric S. Nylund

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The first "hyperpunk" novel--a new kind of SF combining virtual reality, political intrigue, and alien invasion. Jack Potter, a member of the elite Academe of Pure and Applied Sciences, finds himself entangled in a shifting web of deceit in which no one, not even his closest friends, can be trusted.
 

About Eric S. Nylund

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Eric S. Nylund received a B.S. in chemistry from UC Santa Barbara and a Masters in theoretical physics from UC San Diego. A 1994 graduate of the Clarion West writers' workshop, he is the author of three previous novels, and has recently completed A Signal Shattered, the sequel to Signal To Noise. He lives with his wife in Seattle, Washington.
 
Published May 1, 1998 by Eos (T). 371 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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But when Wheeler destroyed the Earth, Jack escaped by means of an instantaneous-transfer “gateway.” Also eluding Wheeler were ultra-competitive trader Isabel and geneticist Zero, who fled to their own hidden planets, while computer-enhanced spy Panda, warrior Safa, and drunk mathematician Harold ...

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Panda, a Chinese agent and Reno’s rival, helps Jack evade the vengeful NSO, but the rapacious Wheeler threatens to destroy the Earth unless Jack seeks out new alien technologies for Wheeler to plunder.

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Readers of Signal to Noise will recall that Jack Potter, an accomplished scientist and businessman, decoded a signal that led to contact with an alien who called himself Wheeler.

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Perhaps it is due to skills acquired in the author's previous work that Signal to Noise meets the requirements of a good science fiction novel.

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