Geosynchron (Book Three of the Jump 225 Trilogy)
by David Louis Edelman
Cover Artist: Stephan Martiniere
Review by Sam Lubell
Pyr Trade Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781591027928
Date: 23 February 2010 List Price $16.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
David Louis Edelman's Geosynchron is the third book in the Jump 225 trilogy. While the first two books could be described as cyberpunk after it grew out of its punk phase and went to business school, this one is much less business oriented and deeper into the politics. Taken as a whole, the trilogy is a wonderful refutation of the oft-heard complaint that there is nothing new in science fiction. From official release/information:
Product Description: The conclusion to the "Landmark Series"! The Defense and Wellness Council is enmeshed in full-scale civil war between Len Borda and the mysterious Magan Kai Lee. Quell has escaped from prison and is stirring up rebellion in the Islands with the aid of a brash young leader named Josiah. Jara and the apprentices of the Surina/Natch MultiReal Fiefcorp still find themselves fighting off legal attacks from their competitors and from Margaret Surina's unscrupulous heirs - even though MultiReal has completely vanished. The quest for the truth will lead to the edges of civilisation, from the tumultuous society of the Pacific Islands to the lawless orbital colony of 49th Heaven; and through the deeps of time, from the hidden agenda of the Surina family to the real truth behind the Autonomous Revolt that devastated humanity hundreds of years ago. Meanwhile, Natch has awakened in a windowless prison with nothing but a haze of memory to clue him in as to how he got there. He's still receiving strange hallucinatory messages from Margaret Surina and the nature of reality is buckling all around him. When the smoke clears, Natch must make the ultimate decision - whether to save a world that has scorned and discarded him, or to save the only person he has ever loved: himself.