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“Infoquake” News: Two In-Depth Interviews, Two New Reviews

Infoquake by David Louis EdelmanI’ve recently posted links to two new in-depth interviews with me on the Infoquake website:

  • The Agony Column Audio Interview. Rick Kleffel of The Agony Column discusses Infoquake with me. Says Kleffel in his introduction to the 32-minute audio interview, “I loved this novel, and the more I think about it, the more I like it. It stayed with me, this economic vision of the future as one giant marketing meeting and product development push.” The interview is available in both MP3 and RealAudio formats. Portions of the interview are scheduled to appear on KUSP radio and NPR’s Weekend Edition.
  • SFFWorld Interview. SFFWorld’s Rob H. Bedford (the man who recently called Infoquake “THE SF book of the year, if not the past five years”) conducts an in-depth interview with me about Infoquake, 9/11, the critics, and DeepGenre. Favorite quote: “Before 9/11, there was a lot of talk about how we had left the standard economic cycle behind and were living in this fairy tale land of perpetual wealth. People really believed this, and the original draft of Jump 225 reflected this attitude.”

And there are also two new reviews to link to:

  • William Lexner: Infoquake “Obvious Frontrunner” for Philip K. Dick Award. In a stellar review for his I Hope I Didn’t Just Give Away the Ending blog, William Lexner says: “David Louis Edelman keeps the action coming at a breakneck pace, and despite the lack of SFnal tropes such as interstellar travel and space battles, Infoquake never lacks in excitement…. Infoquake seems an obvious frontrunner in the race to win this year’s Philip K. Dick Award.” He goes on to praise the appendices and historical timeline, calling the world of Infoquake “as rich with history as our own, and only rivaled in speculative fiction by J.R.R. Tolkien and perhaps George R.R. Martin.”
  • L.A. Splash: “Thought-Provoking and Terribly Imaginative.” L.A. Splash magazine weighs in with a brief rave review for Infoquake, calling it “a thought-provoking and terribly imaginative book.” The reviewers further go on to say: “Infoquake is one of those books that hooks you into the story and makes you never want to put the book down. But once you have decided that you must get some sleep before work the next day, you put the book down and find yourself unable to stop thinking about the questions raised by the story.”

My next appearances will be at CapClave in Silver Spring, MD (October 20-22) and, hopefully, World Fantasy Convention in Austin, TX (November 2-5).

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  1. Matt Jarpe on September 21, 2006 at 10:33 am  Chain link

    David, I put my own little mini-review of INFOQUAKE (I liked it a lot, BTW) on the Asimov’s Forum (where I do most of my interacting with the SF community). You might want to pop in and join the discussion at some strategic point.

  2. David Louis Edelman on September 21, 2006 at 11:42 am  Chain link

    Thanks, Matt! I’m glad you enjoyed the book so much. I think I’m going to leave the commenting to the commenters. (Although if any of them want to ask me questions directly, I do have a Yahoo! Group set up that’s pretty much just gathering digital dust at this point.)

    Funny how people keep bringing up Charles Stross and Cory Doctorow. The first time I had ever heard of Stross was after I had already completed and sold the book. I had heard of Doctorow, but didn’t read anything of his until a year later. (And I really, really enjoyed DOWN AND OUT IN THE MAGIC KINGDOM, btw.)

  3. Matt Jarpe on September 22, 2006 at 8:38 am  Chain link

    Well, they’ve got to compare you to somebody. Don’t worry, though. In five years, when you read a review of another book that says “This guy is the next David Louis Edelman,” you’ll get your revenge.

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