Paradigms Lost

Paradigms Lost In a world of data manipulation and cyberspying an investigative journalist find thatnbsp the supernatural lurks nbsp A majornbsp revision ofnbsp Spoor s first novel Digital Knight with all new mat

  • Title: Paradigms Lost
  • Author: Ryk E. Spoor
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 247
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  • In a world of data manipulation and cyberspying, an investigative journalist find thatnbsp the supernatural lurks nbsp A majornbsp revision ofnbsp Spoor s first novel, Digital Knight, with all new material.Being an expert in information searches, image processing and enhancement, pattern matching, and data forensics earned Jason Wood a lot of money amIn a world of data manipulation and cyberspying, an investigative journalist find thatnbsp the supernatural lurks nbsp A majornbsp revision ofnbsp Spoor s first novel, Digital Knight, with all new material.Being an expert in information searches, image processing and enhancement, pattern matching, and data forensics earned Jason Wood a lot of money 8211 from private contracts and working with the police And it was a nice, comfortable job most of the time.nbsp But then an informant showed up dead on his doorstep, a photograph didn t show someone who d been in the viewfinder when the picture was taken, and Jason s world is suddenly turned upside down.nbsp Against things that violate the very reality he thought he understood, Jason has only three weapons his best friend Sylvie, his talent for seeing patterns 8230 and his ability to think beyond the pattern and see a solution that no one else imagined Against the darkness of the unknown, the greatest weapon is the light of reason.nbsp A vastly expanded and revised edition of Digital Knight, Ryk E Spoor s first published novel, Paradigms Lost adds two brand new adventures for Jason and includes many chapters of additional material within the originals.About Ryk E Spoor s Spheres of Influence 8220 Fast and entertaining action and a world that has the feel of Asimov 8217 s Foundation series 8221 8212 Sarah A Hoyt, author of the Darkship sagaAbout Ryk E Spoor 8217 s Grand Central Arena 8220 8230 an imaginative piece of space opera that 8217 s set on a near future Earth where artificial intelligence is taken for granted 8221 8212 Shiny Reviews 8220 Grand Central Arena 8217 is space opera in the grand old tradition but with modern sensibilities and awareness of current speculations in cutting edge physics 8221 8212 Fantasy Book Critic About the Threshold Series by Ryk E Spoor and Eric Flint 8220 fast paced sci fi light in tone and hard on science 8221 8212 Publishers Weekly 8220 the series is filled with linguistics, biology, physics, and evolution further the story, as well as wacky humor, academic rivalries, and even some sweet romances 8221 8212 School Library JournalAbout Ryk E Spoor s Phoenix Rising 8220 A winner Great characters, and thrilling adventure I want 8221 8212 Ed Greenwood, best selling author of the Forgotten Realms series 8220 E xciting adventure, scary monsters, strange gods, and wondrous magic 8221 8212 Lawrence Watt Evans

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    1. I've read plenty of Ryk Spoor's work, and always enjoyed him as a writer, but I never caught his first book, Digital Knight, so I can't compare this to the original. That being said, I was pleasantly surprised. Urban Fantasy as a genre is pretty close peak saturation, so I figured I knew what I was getting into. Hard boiled detective type discovers vampires exist, we've done this rodeo a time or two. I wasn't expecting him to blow the bottom out of that as soon as the first act was done to start [...]



    2. Against the darkness of the unknown, the greatest weapon is the light of reason.—From the back cover of Paradigms LostThe 2014 copyright date on Ryk Spoor's Paradigms Lost is rather misleading. This is actually an updated and expanded version of Spoor's first novel, Digital Knight, which first saw print (also from Baen Books) in 2003. Even then, events in the real world had already caught up with and passed it, though, because much of Digital Knight was originally written back in the antediluv [...]


    3. Exceptionally Well-Written and EngagingO.K there's an easy way to explain how and why this is an excellent book, and there's a hard way. Let's start with the easy way.Do you remember the T.V. show from 1974-1975 called "Kolchak: The Nightstalker"? It starred Darren McGavin as fictional Chicago newspaper reporter Carl Kolchak, who investigated mysterious crimes with possibly paranormal or supernatural explanations. It was smart, funny, cleverly plotted, and creepy in a good-humored way. Well, thi [...]


    4. Originally written in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s and published as Digital Knight, Baen Books has just released a revised and expanded version titled, Paradigms Lost, by Ryk E. Spoor ( link). According to the author’s preface, he made a few changes to existing stories to clarify a few incidents. The major difference is that he’s added about 50% new material. This should make this revision well worthwhile to readers of the original book (which I have not read — this review is based [...]


    5. “Paradigm Lost” was published in 2014 (December) and was written by Ryke E. Spoor (grandcentralarena). Mr. Spoor has published 11 novels. I obtained a galley of this novel for review through netgalley. I would categorize this novel as ‘PG13’ as there is some Mature Language and Violence. This Fantasy Paranormal Mystery novel is written in the first person and is set primarily in New York, though not exactly on our Earth. The primary character is Jason Wood, a private investigator/informa [...]


    6. Paradigms Lost Bad choice of cover. The book is a light read about a data miner named Jason, his psychic friend Sylvie, and his new client, a vampire. But the novel is more science fiction than a typical vampire story.Some interesting ideas, but not terribly satisfying. Read in Oct.NetGalley/BaenScience Fiction. Dec. 2, 2014. print length: 544 pages.


    7. Surprisingly entertaining with a new twist on old villians (monsters)! I really enjoyed the story and highly recommend!


    8. I always appreciate good worldbuilding and Ryk E. Spoor is very good at it indeed. However, on occasion I wish he would build these worlds and then let other people play around with them, because he seems to have trouble with the people in these worlds. This book is focused on Jason Wood, a data hacker of middling to high skill in the late '90s. Through assisting with a police investigation, he stumbles upon the fact that there are supernatural creatures living among modern citizens. From there, [...]


    9. Agreeable, if rather obtrusively episodic (well, there is some evidence of a general main arc to the plot, but it doesn't seem to have gotten very far by the end) fantasy. I liked the way one horrible supernatural monster after another starts out a menace but turns out to be someone our hero can work with--mostly while holding his nose, to be sure--on each case. I did not like so much the way he seemed to be able to do anything, from computer geekery to martial exploits--even, in the last part, [...]


    10. Dated Lensman series-type fantasyIt was tough to decide on a rating for this book, because the end was better than the beginning or middle. Most of the book rates a 2.5. It's a rather perfunctory 'aliens and gods among us starting with Atlantis' story. The people and relationships are almost wholly unnuanced - either people are totally nice, good and worthy folks, or they're evil monsters. Spoor might argue that Verne is a reformed drug dealer, but his redemption was so easily accomplished that [...]


    11. When you are standing over someone you've just shot with a loaded gun and you're not sure if they're dead - and you don't empty the gun into their head,I start rooting for the bad guy.Later in the book, I started wondering why the book wasn't called "Dafaq?" I found myself thinking that a lot.A nice thing is that the MC is clever. Not brilliant, sadly, but clever. Rare, these days.Gave the book an extra star for all the twists. Nice.Note that this book could be two books. Not sure why it isn't. [...]


    12. I had never finished the original version (Digital Knight), many years ago, but after listening to the Baen Free Radio Hour interview with Ryk E. Spoor, I was intrigued enough to pick up the new version. Paradigms Lost is an episodic novel with reoccurring characters. The stories are all linked through the main character as Jason Wood encounters various supernatural creatures. The storytelling provides the reader with enjoyable ride.


    13. Not a bad story. There are things left unfinished, which hopefully means there is a sequel coming at some stage. The characters are interesting and make you care for what happens to them, and the villains are sufficiently scary that you wonder just how our heroes can win.


    14. An update to Digital Knight that expands the story nicely. It does suffer from the fact that the book is made up of short stories. So often chapters will start with a recap of what just happened a chapter or two ago.


    15. I read the first iteration of this book many, many years ago, and while that core is still there, and still mostly untouched, this addsquite a bit of new material.


    16. Spoor's update of "Digital Knight" is excellent. All of the good from the original, but the parts with Verne's son work much better now.


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