Presence

Presence Presence is a technothriller about the future of Virtual Reality The novel has an intriguing cast of characters riffs on themes of identity and privacy and features enough drones and clones to satis

  • Title: Presence
  • Author: Richard MacManus
  • ISBN: 9781537409955
  • Page: 274
  • Format: Paperback
  • Presence is a technothriller about the future of Virtual Reality The novel has an intriguing cast of characters, riffs on themes of identity and privacy, and features enough drones and clones to satisfy the geekiest of scifi readers.Early reviews of Presence have been very positive Novelist Eliot Peper called Presence an electrifying ride through the future of virtual rPresence is a technothriller about the future of Virtual Reality The novel has an intriguing cast of characters, riffs on themes of identity and privacy, and features enough drones and clones to satisfy the geekiest of scifi readers.Early reviews of Presence have been very positive Novelist Eliot Peper called Presence an electrifying ride through the future of virtual reality and a technothriller that will keep you turning pages long past your bedtime Influential VC Brad Feld said, Richard s first sci fi book is dynamite I m very hopeful that his phrase invirt will catch on for in virtual reality And Bertalan Mesko, The Medical Futurist, said I m always looking for science fiction that extrapolates current technologies in a super smart way Presence does this by imagining what a Facebook in the year 2051 would be like The book is available now on amzn 2efgG7m

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    1. Richard's first sci-fi book is dynamite. I'm very hopeful that his phrase "invert" will catch on for "in virtual reality" (as compared to "inreal" for "in real life."It sounds like Richard has become friends with Eliot Peper, one of my favorite indie sci-fi writers, and Presence has similar characteristics and pacing to Eliot's books.My only complaint is that Richard missed on time framing the book. He set it in 2051 which is about 25 years later than it needed to be (if we aren't here within a [...]

    2. An electrifying ride through the future of virtual reality, Presence by Richard MacManus is a technothriller that will keep you turning pages long past your bedtime (or subway stop). A designer at the tech giant Doppel gets caught up in an international power struggle over control of the virtual world that is fast becoming more relevant than "real" life. As a veteran tech journalist, Richard's insights into where VR/MR/AR technology might take us ring true and the terms he coins like "invert" an [...]

    3. I’ve had the great privilege of getting to read Richard MacManus‘ first foray into science fiction. His years as a tech journalist seem to give him the ability to introduce us to an incredibly believable world that’s not too far off in Presence.Presence is comfortably in several categories in my mental taxonomy of stories – a bit noir, mystery, near-future sci-fi, young-adult – but it’s most interesting in its quality of curiosity.Sure, there’s future tech, and plenty of prediction [...]

    4. I wanted to like this book. The ideas were really great. But the writing was a bit all over the place. There are massive plot holes, and the character progression is terrible.

    5. This fast-paced thriller had me reading the next chapter to find out what happens next instead of getting work done. The world is a highly believable near future and MacManus does an excellent job navigating the many challenges society will face as VR and drones evolve while constant raising the stakes for Agatha "Gats" Holloway.

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