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by David G. Hartwell,John Varley

eBook Press Enter (The Science Fiction Book Club Collection) download ISBN: 1568652798
Author: David G. Hartwell,John Varley
Publisher: Davis Publications; First Edition edition (1997)
Language: English
Pages: 148
ePub: 1653 kb
Fb2: 1940 kb
Rating: 4.2
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Published January 1997 by Science Fiction Book Club (NY) (first published May 1984).

Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Published January 1997 by Science Fiction Book Club (NY) (first published May 1984).

His doctorate is in Comparative Medieval Literature

His doctorate is in Comparative Medieval Literature.

Book Club Collection Press Enter by John Varley and Illustrated by Bob Eggleton is a small bu powerful little book. Press Enter won both the Hugo and the Nebula Award in 1984.

The Science Fiction Book Club Collection Press Enter by John Varley and Illustrated by Bob Eggleton is a small bu powerful little book. In a sense it is the direct descendant of Roger Zelazny's "My Name is Legion" in which the the central character has wiped his identity from all records and databases and is free and invisble. ISBN 10: 1568652798 ISBN 13: 9781568652795.

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Press Enter – John Varley

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He was best known for work with Signet, Pocket, and Tor Books publishers

He was best known for work with Signet, Pocket, and Tor Books publishers.

The Science Fiction Book Club Collection Press Enter by John Varley and Illustrated by Bob Eggleton is a small bu powerful little book. Press Enter won both the Hugo and the Nebula Award in 1984. In a sense it is the direct descendant of Roger Zelazny's "My Name is Legion" in which the the central character has wiped his identity from all records and databases and is free and invisble. It is one of the earlies SF stories to deal with the language of personal computer and of hackers, just becoming the rage in SF circles in the early 1980's and of the stories that set the stage for the advent of William Gibson's "Neutomancer" Today we can notice perhaps a bit too much exposition about the details of computers and how they operate, but I assure you it was necessary in 1983 when the story first appeared and terms like"software" were still relatively exotic. It is a darker vision than most of the early Varley, and is set in more or less the present world, both uncharacteristic of his work. he was often given to mystery plots, and shy men---but competent men and women nevertheless. This is a horror story, and not optimistic about technology---it is so extreme in fact that the central character is thinking about getting rid of his indoor plumbing. And to top it off, it is about an older man and a younger woman ----shades of Heilein! This is a story by someone who isn't doing what he used to do . Maybe it is by someone who is getting ready to stop entirely.
Comments: (7)
Diab
I have been reading SF for over 40 years and this is one of my top 5 most memorable books. It leaves a very strong impression!

I read this book many years ago and am now re-reading it. It left a very profound impression on me due to the superb character study and the excellent SF concept of the telephone/computer network becoming self aware. While the underlying technology in the story is now very dated (acoustic dial-up phone modems and floppy disks) it nonetheless translates well to present day (2011). This is mostly due to the 2 principal characters and the way that Varley draws you into their lives though rich back stories. This is a taut psychological drama that is very dark and quite disturbing on many levels, yet you feel compelled to read it. Press enter to read more...

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Yla
loved the book and you need to reduce the number of words that people have to write or they won't keep reviewing your products
Gavinranadar
IF YOU WISH TO KNOW MORE PRESS ENTER '

Victor Apfel, a lonely middle-aged veteran of the Korean War, gets a recorded phone call asking him to come to his reclusive neighbor's house to take care of what he finds there. The voice promises that he'll be rewarded. Victor would like to ignore the message, but he gets another call every 10 minutes. When Victor arrives at Charles Kluge's house, he finds Kluge dead and slumped over his computer keyboard, so he calls another neighbor -- a computer operator named Hal (har, har) -- and the cops. When the computer screen asks them to PRESS ENTER, they do, and this initiates Kluge's strange interactive suicide note. Things get weirder when Victor finds a large deposit in his bank account and the cops find no record anywhere of Charles Kluge. Even the IRS didn't know about him.

The police investigator doesn't think it's a suicide, so they hire a Vietnamese computer programmer named Lisa Foo to figure out what Kluge was up to. When she drives up in her silver Ferrari, she brings a little joy to Victor's lonely existence. As the two of them get to know each other, both start to deal with troublesome issues such as Victor's serious medical condition and the horrors of the wars they've lived through and the racism those experiences engendered. (The focus on the geo-politics of Southeast Asia during the middle 20th century is a refreshing change from the Western focus of most science fiction.)

Press Enter, which won the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Awards for Best Novella in 1985, works on so many levels -- it's a romance, murder mystery, psychological drama, and horror story. It's exciting, moving, and scary. Though Press Enter is set in the early 1980s, it feels nostalgic rather than dated. Discussions comparing and contrasting the computer to the human brain feel current, as does Lisa's understanding that her skill with computer programming gives her power over others -- power that could corrupt her.

I read Audible Frontier's version of Press Enter which is 3 hours long and is narrated by Peter Ganim, who does a nice job, as usual. Press Enter is going to stay with me, and not just because I have a son who's about to leave for college to study computer programming (shudder). I was enthralled from the first sentence to the last.
Άνουβις
Press Enter must be one of the scariest stories I've ever read. John Varley is a marvellous writer. I'd argue that this novella was one of the best things that he's done - actually arguably one of the best short pieces that anyone has done. Great characters and, like the best hard scifi, prophetic.

Do you like great characterization? Do you like hard sify? Do you like clean, fit writing? Here you go!
Ffrlel
A massive award winner that is too dated and uninteresting. Written in the early 1980s, the book has to explain what a cursor is. It worries about artificial intelligence and the possibility of a system that is basically what the internet turned out to be. I just never cared, especially about the 50-year-old hero who gets to have repeated sexual bouts with a 25-year-old, huge-breasted Vietnamese woman. Bechdel test: Fail. Grade: C+
EROROHALO
Prophetic.
Malaunitly
I have borrowed this book from the library for years, and now I have my own copy. The technology may have changed since this book was written, but the interplay of the characters is still great.