Noah Robischon
April 23, 2004 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Zenith Angle

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Bruce Sterling
genre
Fiction, Sci-fi and Fantasy

We gave it an A-

A computer programmer rolling in dotcom money is so moved by 9/11 that he goes to work as a government cyberwarrior.

Logline Sneakers meets GoldenEye

Source of Angst ”He came from a line of people who were way too bright. He had an ability to concentrate and work creatively, and he also had a thorny, geeky isolation.”

Key Concepts Hacking, death rays

Lowdown Cyberfiction legend Sterling takes three lackluster topics — politics, computers, and geek idealism — and produces a comedic thriller for the Homeland Security era.

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