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Deep state by Walter Jon Williams

Deep state (edition 2011)

by Walter Jon Williams

Series: Dagmar (2)

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Title:Deep state
Authors:Walter Jon Williams
Info:London : Orbit, 2011.
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Tags:science fiction, computers, gaming, politics, Turkey, near future

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Deep State by Walter Jon Williams



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Was ok, but it almost completely deviated from the orginal ARG story line stuff, and well the main person going all guerilla style into a foreign country was pretty over the top :S ( )
  Lorune | Jul 6, 2014 |
I liked the first one okay, but this one didn't grab me.
  JenneB | Apr 2, 2013 |
Deep State is built on a very interesting (and timely) premise: what if social media could be used to not simply report a popular uprising, but also start one?

Given the public protests against the regimes in in Tunisia and Egypt, WJW's book is a timely one (given the timing of this book, you have to wonder how it is he didn't end up on the Today show; maybe he needs a new publicist).

The book is neatly plotted and interesting and the characters are - by and large - interesting and real. Every once in a while, a twist in the plot felt a little odd (the final adventure to a remote location leaps to mind), but overall, it's another solid novel from Walter Jon Williams -- one of SF's underappreciated writers. ( )
  TCWriter | Mar 31, 2013 |
timely all too timely ! ( )
  link_rae | Dec 8, 2011 |
Sequel to This Is Not A Game, this novel reads as if it were ripped from this year's headlines as it focuses on protests in a Middle Eastern country that are being mobilised by the internet. Only the country in question is Turkey, and the protests are being astroturfed rather than truly grassroots. I'm half-expecting someone (perhaps Muammar Quathafi) to start claiming that, on the basis of this book, the Arab Awakening was astroturfed. We are drawn into the story by the human drama as much as by the ideas, however, and the characters are compelling, in particular the protagonist, Dagmar Shaw.
  Fledgist | Apr 3, 2011 |
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Dagmar Shaw, a designer of alternate-reality games, begins to question her own motives when she is asked to be the Puppetmaster to a group of soldiers engaged in an all-too-real war.

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