NEUROLINK: Book Review by John C. Snider

Neurolink Review
from Scifidimensions by John C. Snider

In the mid-23rd century the earth is in quite a pickle. The environment has been overwhelmed by global warming and pollution: the air and oceans are considered poisonous; the populations huddle together in enclosed cities in the far north and south. Society itself is overwhelmed by nearly omnipotent corporations, and the vast majority of humanity live as “protes” – protected employees who eke out a living under the boot heels of the “.Coms”.

Dominic Jedes is a scion of the ruling elite, the cloned son of Richter Jedes, president of ZahlenBank. The elder Jedes has extended his lifespan to nearly three centuries, using genetic treatments and repeated organ transplants. But no amount of money can prevent the inevitable, and when Richter dies he cheats death by having his consciousness transferred into a Neural Profile (NP for short), “a new kind of bank for storing a person’s mind.” (more…)

NEUROLINK: Review from Entertainment Weekly

Neurolink Review
from Entertainment Weekly by Noah Robischon

Twenty-third-century banker Dominic Jedes must cope with a high-tech replica of his tyranical deceased father as well as a worker rebellion on a sunken submarine. Log-line, Wall Street meetes The Empire Strikes Back. Source of angst, the workers expected Jedes to offer a deal to rescue everyone, but “he was a banker, not a miracle worker.” Key concepts, utopian recycling, bio-modification. Lowdown, Dante’s Inferno goes cyberpunk in Buckner’s toxic future tale of working-class bravado. A-.