Happy release day to the paperback edition of E.C. Myers’ “The Silence of Six“!
Check out the cover below:
About the book:
“WHAT IS THE SILENCE OF SIX, AND WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?
These are the last words uttered by 17-year-old Max Stein s best friend Evan just moments before he kills himself after hacking into the live-streaming Presidential debate at their high school.
Haunted by the unforgettable image of Evan s death, Max s entire world is upended as he suddenly finds himself the target of a corporate-government witch-hunt. Fearing for his life and fighting for his own innocence, Max goes on the run with no one to trust and too many unanswered questions.
Max must dust off his own hacking skills and maneuver through the dangerous labyrinth of underground hacktivist networks, ever-shifting alliances and virtual identities all the while hoping to find the truth behind the Silence of Six before it s too late.”
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It has this huge, smart and genuinely cool story line. There are times when I got confused on what is going on and what are the characters talking about because of all the hacker jargon but as I progress on reading the book, I slowly get to understand their terms and even learn stuff. I also like how the book raise awareness to the readers on what information they share on the internet and their privacy settings, especially on passwords.
Reading this book made me wish that I was a hacker too. Max, Penny and Risse are really smart, so as Evan. I like how Evan distributed the information leaving bread crumbs for Max to follow and how everything comes full circle. It’s also interesting on how the involved the government on the whole situation because there may be a huge possibility that it might happen. The ending also made me cry because Evan and Max had a really amazing friendship and up until the end Evan still stood up for his role as a hacker. Amazing, amazing book. I recommend this to everyone, not only to those who are tech-geeks but to everyone.
Sending my massive thanks to Adaptive Books for sending me a copy of The Silence of Six paperback edition and also for including the prequel novella, SOS, that features Evan Baxter’s story.
Thought’s on the cover:
Let’s appreciate Adaptive Books move on matching all the covers based on the series’ latest installment, Against All Silence. The Silence of Six’s new cover still has this sinister feel into it because of the mask and all the binary numbers falling from it a la “The Matrix”. It looks awesome, not as dark looking as the cover of the hardcover ed but over all awesome.
About the author
E.C. Myers was assembled in the U.S. from Korean and German parts and raised in Yonkers, NY by his mother and the public library. He is a graduate of the Clarion West Writers Workshop and a member of the prolific NYC writing group Altered Fluid. In the rare moments when he isn’t writing, he blogs about Star Trek at The Viewscreen, reads constantly, plays video games, watches films and television, sleeps as little as possible, and spends far too much time on the internet. His first novel, FAIR COIN, won the 2012 Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy.
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Check out my Q&A with E.C. Myers! (click here.)
Other books in the SOS series:
Against All Silence (SOS #2)
After being a key figure in the exposing of government corruption, Max Stein has spent a quiet semester abroad in Paris, studying, staying off the Internet, and looking for his long-lost mother. But just as he is about to fly back to the United States for the holidays, trouble manages to find him once again.
Max receives a call from Penny, his on-again-off-again girlfriend who is part of the expert hacking duo DoubleThink. She wants him to meet with Ada Kiesler, a high-profile whistleblower hiding out at a foreign embassy in Berlin. Max has no interest in getting drawn into another corporate conspiracy. But when airport security suddenly detains him on suspicion of cyber-terrorism, he has little choice but to get involved. Soon Max and Penny are tangling with a new group of shadowy figures who are determined to control how the world shares its information. And some figures from Max s past resurface, including his own mother, whose life has mirrored his own in more ways than he d realized.
In this action-packed follow up to “The Silence of Six,” Max and his hacker friends must fight to expose a corrupt corporation that has been systematically taking control of the Internet.”
Thanks for reading guys! Don’t forget to grab your copy of The Silence of Six and it’s sequel, Against All Silence. Available in the bookstores near you.