Cyber Way

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  • Paperback
  • 307 pages
  • Cyber Way
  • Alan Dean Foster
  • English
  • 09 November 2018
  • 0441132456

About the Author: Alan Dean Foster

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Cyber Way Detective Vernon Moody Is Known For His Logical, Thorough Police Work But Heis Scared, Because What Started Out As A Routine Murder Investigation May Endup Uncovering The Very Nature Of Reality Or Destroying It Forever

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10 thoughts on “Cyber Way

  1. Derek says:

    Decent SF mystery, with the usual strange anachronisms found in so much near future SF.Detective Vernon Moody must investigate the death of an art collector, and the trail leads to the Navaho reservation in Arizona Along the way, he learnsthan he wants to know of Navaho religious practice in general, and sandpaintings specifically I have no idea if this treads on any cultural toes, but I imagine there must have been cries of cultural appropriation I think Foster treats it respectfully Decent SF mystery, with the usual strange anachronisms found in so much near future SF.Detective Vernon Moody must investigate the death of an art collector, and the trail leads to the Navaho reservation in Arizona Along the way, he learnsthan he wants to know of Navaho religious practice in general, and sandpaintings specifically I have no idea if this treads on any cultural toes, but I imagine there must have been cries of cultural appropriation I think Foster treats it respectfully, and I don t have a problem with it, but then I m not Navaho.The one anachronism that was particularly hard to understand was that a book written in 1990 when we already had car phones, massive though they were couldn t envision hand held mobile phones The police are equipped with hand held computers, but whenever they want to connect to the Web, they have to find a phone It s not a show stopper, but it keeps pulling you out of the novel Another one was almost ignorable, but simple enough to extrapolate that a careful author could have avoided it the police bring in a consultant, and her hand held computer is muchcapable than theirs She tells them that it has ten gigabytes of memory A simple application of Moore s law would have told him that it would take until about now to get 10GB of memory into a handheld device we re actually a little ahead of the Moore s Law prediction, but not far , but we haven t arrived at his future yet It s smartly never stated exactly when this is set, but I think he really should have gone at least into the Terabyte range

  2. Scott Holstad says:

    I kind of liked this book, wanted to like it , thought it was interesting, but ultimately couldn t finish it because the main protagonist, Moody, was so damn unlikeable My God, he was sarcastic, snarky, bitchy, etc., ALL of the time, and it got damn old, particularly when he was a repeated asshole to his polite temporary Native American partner, Ooljee Moody is sent from his beloved Tampa out to Arizona to help investigate a murder that might have originated regarding Indian artwork and th I kind of liked this book, wanted to like it , thought it was interesting, but ultimately couldn t finish it because the main protagonist, Moody, was so damn unlikeable My God, he was sarcastic, snarky, bitchy, etc., ALL of the time, and it got damn old, particularly when he was a repeated asshole to his polite temporary Native American partner, Ooljee Moody is sent from his beloved Tampa out to Arizona to help investigate a murder that might have originated regarding Indian artwork and the second he steps off the plane into the heat he starts griping And never stops At some point, you come to expect that virtually everything he says he ll say with a griping, bitchy tone just to offend the likeable Ooljee What a dick I hated him I got as far as page 156 and gave up, even though the book was intriguing and I wanted to find out what ultimately happens The aggravation of Moody s moods wasn t worth finishing the book Foster really ticked me off for writing such an annoying character into the main protagonist s role in this book It is such overkill You d think Foster could have eased off the pedal at times, but no, it s non stop bitchiness I ve never hated a character as much as I hate Moody I can t recommend this book to anyone and the only reason I m even giving it two whole stars is because the premise is so original Otherwise I would have given it one star Loser character, loser book

  3. Samuel Lubell says:

    In this book from 1990 Foster has his characters use portable computers called pocket spinners hooked into the web and also function as phones That s right, his police characters are using Internet smartphones And this in 1990, when the real life web was still in the planning stages The book itself was just okay with the combination of technology and mysticism.

  4. Tim Gray says:

    Considering when it was written this book shows some foresight Also I like the mystic sci fi blend of Navajo s and aliens But whilst the writing is good it s Alan Dean Foster after all it lacks the sparkle of many of his other books, and the murder mystery segment of the book is a bit of a let down Kudos for making a fat man with a habit of being rude the hero though, and the smartest person in the book openly acknowledged in the text a woman It s often true but not so often said

  5. Linda Judd says:

    Cyber Way I finished this borrowed book today It s sci fi with a twist I kept seeing Pokemon characters in the telling of the monster attack parts I like sci fi that has well written characters To me this seemed like an edition for a TV series and not a book I think that children who like sci fi would find it fun.

  6. Lbaker says:

    Published in 1990, this book is an interesting read It incorporates Navaho sand paintings as an integral part of the plot, which is quite fascinating.It is not much of a mystery, although there is a murder or, the plot issci fi I have read at least one other book by Alan Dean Foster which I enjoyed, and think that I will keep an eye out for .

  7. Mike S says:

    This is an imaginative story where you learn some interesting things about the Navajo native Americans Foster comes up with very imaginative story lines and really great characters This book is no exception It was a little slow paced but still worth reading.

  8. William says:

    Very long winded descriptions and seems to wander all over without going anywhere Would have been better as a shorter book.And yet for all it s long windedness, it fails to actually explore the concept it brings to the table.Not a book I ll be tempted to re read in a few years.

  9. Chris says:

    Didn t feel like it was worth the time I spent It meanders from mystery to sci fi to fantasy and back again, and the ending is sappy and lacks fulfilment Odd since I like a lot of his other stuff.

  10. John Abbott says:

    I read this quite a while ago I found the cover while looking at a couple of other Alan Dean Foster books I remember that I liked the book very much I am probably due for a re reading of it, in which I might change my mind.