Stephenson, Neal

Language: English

Published: May 30, 2005

Words: 212310
Pages: 919


Review 'A Manchurian Candidate for the computer age' Seattle Weekly Product Description From his triumphant debut with *Snow Crash* to the stunning success of his latest novel, *Quicksilver,* Neal Stephenson has quickly become the voice of a generation. In this now-classic thriller, he and fellow author J. Frederick George tell a shocking tale with an all-too plausible premise. There's no way William A. Cozzano can lose the upcoming presidential election. He's a likable midwestern governor with one insidious advantage—an advantage provided by a shadowy group of backers. A biochip implanted in his head hardwires him to a computerized polling system. The mood of the electorate is channeled directly into his brain. Forget issues. Forget policy. Cozzano is more than the perfect candidate. He's a special effect. “Complex, entertaining, frequently funny."_—Publishers Weekly_ “Qualifies as the sleeper of the year, the rare kind of science-fiction thriller that evokes genuine laughter while simultaneously keeping the level of suspense cranked to the max."_— San Diego Union-Tribune** _“A *Manchurian Candidate* for the computer age.” _—Seattle Weekly _ _ _