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True names : and the opening of the cyberspace frontier

Author: Vernor Vinge; James Frenkel; Hari Kunzru
Publisher: [London] : Penguin Books, 2016. ©2001
Series: Penguin worlds.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Mr Slippery is an illegal computer hacker - a Warlock - and an expert in a new virtual reality technology called the Other Plane. Arrested by US the government and forced to work for them, he finds himself pitted against a new and frightening international cybercriminal: the Mailman. The Mailman is building a network of Warlocks, promising them wealth and power, causing chaos around the globe - but noone has ever  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Cyberpunk fiction
Science fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vernor Vinge; James Frenkel; Hari Kunzru
ISBN: 9780241975589 0241975581
OCLC Number: 960037133
Description: xxiii, 292 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Penguin worlds.
Responsibility: Vernor Vinge ; edited by James Frenkel ; with an introduction by Hari Kunzru.

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"Mr Slippery is an illegal computer hacker - a Warlock - and an expert in a new virtual reality technology called the Other Plane. Arrested by US the government and forced to work for them, he finds himself pitted against a new and frightening international cybercriminal: the Mailman. The Mailman is building a network of Warlocks, promising them wealth and power, causing chaos around the globe - but noone has ever met him in person. As Mr Slippery and his sidekick Erythrina drain the world's computational power to track down their formidable adversary, they begin to wonder if they are chasing a ghost. Is the Mailman a man at all? Is he even human?"--Provided by publisher.

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