Weather forecasting is a life-or-death profession, and hard sciences and technology are all that keep people alive and fed. Anthropologists, soft and useless, rank slightly below politicians and telemarketers on the social scale. This sucks for Charles Hawthorne, Professor of Anthropology.Worse yet, his research into human behavior has discovered how human history ended upWeather forecasting is a life-or-death profession, and hard sciences and technology are all that keep people alive and fed. Anthropologists, soft and useless, rank slightly below politicians and telemarketers on the social scale. This sucks for Charles Hawthorne, Professor of Anthropology.Worse yet, his research into human behavior has discovered how human history ended up on its current miserable course, and the perpetrator is hell-bent on keeping it hidden.Worst of all, with everything mechanical under computer control, the most innocuous device is a potential murder weapon to a well-connected villain.After a series of deadly near-misses Charles flees to the wilds of Greenland where the global network has yet to reach. But to deal with the threat, to save himself and his family, Charles has to confront technology full on and enter the even more hostile world online.Freeing humanity from a lifetime of slavery comes as an added bonus....
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Tiamat's Nest Reviews
I'm not even sure what to say about this except that I got everything wrong and it was so bizzare. It's a great book, but I might have to read it again to completely understand everything.For a long time it was like two different stories and I was waiting for them to intertwine but when they finally did I got even more confused. Very surprising. I love when I see nothing coming.
It's a page-turner! Tiamat's Nest is set in the not too distant future. The world is a vastly different place, though. Seemingly erratic and violent weather patterns have forced most people to move out of the path of destruction. Those who remain in the areas and the old cities where the storms hit risk life and limb by remaining there. If they don't seek well-designed and fortified cover from the sand and debris the storms scour the Earth with, they won't live to see the calm afterward.University Professor Charles Hawthorne is one of the stubborn ones, remaining in harm's way, in the old city where Academia still exists. He and his assistant stumble upon something in a program they're developing to run simulations and then make predictions. At first, it doesn't seem to make sense,so he decides to investigate further. He enlists the help of a student who is a computer genius. She introduces him to a member of a very secretive online game group. They all go by pseudonyms--Moonshadow, Pink Marie, and Tin Man, to name a few.Pretty quickly things go to hell. Accidents begin happening. A storm blows in without the required warning being issued. The wrong building is demolished, with his group inside. People wind up dead. It doesn't take long for him to suspect that there is a lot more going on than coincidence, and that he's being targeted.Then it turns into a race against a lot of things, not the least of which is time. He has to try to figure it out--without endangering the people he loves, friends, family... And his greatest challenge is trying to stay alive.Bott's writing style kept me turning pages. And it kept me guessing. It's a rip-roaring race to a satisfying end of the story.
I don't usually read sci-fi books, but the write-up on this book was intriguing enough to encourage me to make the leap. Know what? I'm glad I did. Even though I'm not a gamer and don't understand much about the "under" side of the Internet, I still found the story to be highly imaginative, thought-provoking, and rather exciting.The story takes place in a greatly changed world, its population decimated and the out-of-control climate continuing to assault it with horrific storms. Those who remain are struggling to rebuild, but their efforts are being undermined by a most unusual entity that seeks to manipulate and control the fate of the world... a fearsome entity that exists in cyberspace. This book is very enjoyable, and if you're a gamer, you will definitely LOVE it.
Intriguing story. I have to admit that I was a bit lost at first. It starts with two stories from two different groups and I wondered how they were related. It didn't last long though and I soon could enjoy the tale.I think that many different people will like this book for different reasons. If you are a gamer, you'll definitely want to read this. It might make you re-think gaming and mobs/monsters encounters. If you like the strange, the unexpected, you should like Tiamat's Nest. It's different. I'd say it's a mix of The Matrix, Terminator, without being any close to either. Does this make any sense? What I mean is that you may get the feel of the two but Tiamat's Nest is unique in its own way.Worth reading.
I received a free copy of this book from Goodreads. What I liked most about the book is that the author kept you guessing on what’s next. Once you started, it was tough to put the book down. Although the story is futuristic, you can feel yourself in the situation and it doesn’t feel that far away. The story is mainly around a University Professor character who is determined to stay in the path of destruction and is determined to get to the bottom of the accidents that are happening while focusing on staying alive.
Excellent read. Very creative plot overflowing with realistic insights as to the potential pitfalls waiting for us in the decades just ahead. While many of us are flummoxed by the foolishness of climate change deniers, the reasons why they choose to revel in there ignorance as laid out in this ripper of a read are fantastic and chilling. The foreshadowing is there, but so is the misdirection; both of which combine to make you feel like you know exactly where the author is taking you while, at the same time, making you feel like you are walking on quicksand.Buy it! Devour it! Before it devours you!