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  • TROUBLEMAKERS: Silicon Valley's Coming of Age. by Berlin, Leslie.
    Berlin, Leslie.
    TROUBLEMAKERS: Silicon Valley's Coming of Age.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2017) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A look at the people and stories behind "the birth of the Internet and the microprocessor, as well as Apple, Atari, Genentech, Xerox PARC, ROLM, ASK, and the iconic venture capital firms Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. In the space of only seven years and thirty-five miles, five major industriespersonal computing, video games, biotechnology, modern venture capital, and advanced semiconductor logicwere born.. . Featured among well-known Silicon Valley innovators like Steve Jobs, Regis McKenna, Larry Ellison, and Don Valentine are Mike Markkula, the underappreciated chairman of Apple who owned one-third of the company; Bob Taylor, who kick-started the Arpanet and masterminded the personal computer;…

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    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2017) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A look at the people and stories behind "the birth of the Internet and the microprocessor, as well as Apple, Atari, Genentech, Xerox PARC, ROLM, ASK, and the iconic venture capital firms Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. In the space of only seven years and thirty-five miles, five major industriespersonal computing, video games, biotechnology, modern venture capital, and advanced semiconductor logicwere born.. . Featured among well-known Silicon Valley innovators like Steve Jobs, Regis McKenna, Larry Ellison, and Don Valentine are Mike Markkula, the underappreciated chairman of Apple who owned one-third of the company; Bob Taylor, who kick-started the Arpanet and masterminded the personal computer; software entrepreneur Sandra Kurtzig, the first woman to take a technology company public; Bob Swanson, the cofounder of Genentech; Al Alcorn, the Atari engineer behind the first wildly successful video game; Fawn Alvarez, who rose from an assembler on a factory line to the executive suite; and Niels Reimers, the Stanford administrator who changed how university innovations reach the public. Together, these troublemakers rewrote the rules and invented the future." SIGNED and dated on the title page. Illustrated with photographs, both black and while and in color. Notes, index. xvi, 494 pp. ISBN: 978-1451651508.

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    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 74072
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  • KILLING TIME. by Carr, Caleb.
    Carr, Caleb.
    KILLING TIME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Intriguing novel set in the near future, slightly reminiscent of Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea , but focusing on how the choices made now will affect the future. You might never feel quite the same about the internet after you read this.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 74757
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  • WIRED WOMEN: Gender and New Realities in Cyberspace. by Cherny, Lynn and Elizabeth Reba Werse, editors.
    Cherny, Lynn and Elizabeth Reba Werse, editors.
    WIRED WOMEN: Gender and New Realities in Cyberspace.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Seattle: Seal Press, (1996). First edition - A look at women and the new Internet technology, collecting fifteen essays that discuss such issues as gender attitudes, courtship via e-mail and romance on the infobahn, the sexist marketing of computers and software, censorship, and the abuse of women by the "hacker" underground, to the overall role of women in science. Contributors include Ellen Ullman, Karen Coyle, Judy Malloy, Jean Camp and others. Notes on contributors. xv, 269 pp. ISBN: -1878067737.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy orange wrappers.

    Book ID: 78625
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  • ANGELICA'S GROTTO. by Hoban, Russell.
    Hoban, Russell.
    ANGELICA'S GROTTO.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Carroll & Graf, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Another "wildly inventive novel" by the author of 'RIiddley Walker' and 'Pilgermann' - this one set very much in the present. The Independent' s review described it as "an intelligent book about contemporary life, its technologies, sexual politics and urban culture, together with searing honesty about the sexual imaginings of an old man." 271 pp. ISBN: 0-786708786.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket (an almost invisible slit on the spine of the dj, slight sunning to front cover and spine) .

    Book ID: 40091
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  • SPLINTER THE SILENCE. by McDermid, Val.
    McDermid, Val.
    SPLINTER THE SILENCE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2015). First edition - A thriller featuring psychologist Tony Hill and former police detective Carol Jordan, "centering around outspoken women who committed suicide after being cyberbullied - or did they?" 388 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 66709
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  • THE MASTERMIND: Drugs. Empire. Murder. Betrayal. by Ratliff, Evan.
    Ratliff, Evan.
    THE MASTERMIND: Drugs. Empire. Murder. Betrayal.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2019) dj. Hardcover first edition - A combination of true crime and investigative journalism, this describes the "decade-long quest to bring down Paul Le Roux - the creator of a frighteningly powerful Internet-enabled cartel who merged the ruthlessness of a drug lord with the technological savvy of a Silicon Valley entrepreneur. It all started as an online prescription drug network, supplying hundreds of millions of dollars worth of painkillers to American customers. Before long, the business had turned into a sprawling multinational conglomerate engaged in almost every conceivable aspect of criminal mayhem. Yachts carrying $100 million in cocaine. Safe houses in Hong Kong filled with gold bars. Shipments of methamphetamine from North Korea. Weapons deals…

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    New York: Random House, (2019) dj. Hardcover first edition - A combination of true crime and investigative journalism, this describes the "decade-long quest to bring down Paul Le Roux - the creator of a frighteningly powerful Internet-enabled cartel who merged the ruthlessness of a drug lord with the technological savvy of a Silicon Valley entrepreneur. It all started as an online prescription drug network, supplying hundreds of millions of dollars worth of painkillers to American customers. Before long, the business had turned into a sprawling multinational conglomerate engaged in almost every conceivable aspect of criminal mayhem. Yachts carrying $100 million in cocaine. Safe houses in Hong Kong filled with gold bars. Shipments of methamphetamine from North Korea. Weapons deals with Iran. Mercenary armies in Somalia. Teams of hit men in the Philippines. Encryption programs so advanced that the government could not break them. . . It would take relentless investigative work, and a shocking betrayal from within his organization, to catch him. And when he was finally caught, the story turned again, as Le Roux struck a deal to bring down his own organization and the people he had once employed."Photographs, notes, index. xxxi. 446 pp. ISBN: 978-0399590412.

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    Condition: Very good in a near fine dust jacket (a new copy but binding flaw affecting the index and rear endpaper - creasing to pages, but text still readable, short closed tear to rear fold of dj)

    Book ID: 76091
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  • THE MASTERMIND: Drugs. Empire. Murder. Betrayal. by Ratliff, Evan.
    Ratliff, Evan.
    THE MASTERMIND: Drugs. Empire. Murder. Betrayal.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2019) dj. Hardcover first edition - A combination of true crime and investigative journalism, this describes the "decade-long quest to bring down Paul Le Roux - the creator of a frighteningly powerful Internet-enabled cartel who merged the ruthlessness of a drug lord with the technological savvy of a Silicon Valley entrepreneur. It all started as an online prescription drug network, supplying hundreds of millions of dollars worth of painkillers to American customers. Before long, the business had turned into a sprawling multinational conglomerate engaged in almost every conceivable aspect of criminal mayhem. Yachts carrying $100 million in cocaine. Safe houses in Hong Kong filled with gold bars. Shipments of methamphetamine from North Korea. Weapons deals…

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    New York: Random House, (2019) dj. Hardcover first edition - A combination of true crime and investigative journalism, this describes the "decade-long quest to bring down Paul Le Roux - the creator of a frighteningly powerful Internet-enabled cartel who merged the ruthlessness of a drug lord with the technological savvy of a Silicon Valley entrepreneur. It all started as an online prescription drug network, supplying hundreds of millions of dollars worth of painkillers to American customers. Before long, the business had turned into a sprawling multinational conglomerate engaged in almost every conceivable aspect of criminal mayhem. Yachts carrying $100 million in cocaine. Safe houses in Hong Kong filled with gold bars. Shipments of methamphetamine from North Korea. Weapons deals with Iran. Mercenary armies in Somalia. Teams of hit men in the Philippines. Encryption programs so advanced that the government could not break them. . . It would take relentless investigative work, and a shocking betrayal from within his organization, to catch him. And when he was finally caught, the story turned again, as Le Roux struck a deal to bring down his own organization and the people he had once employed."Photographs, notes, index. xxxi. 446 pp. ISBN: 978-0399590412.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82306
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  • SMART MOBS: The Next Social Revolution. by Rheingold, Howard.
    Rheingold, Howard.
    SMART MOBS: The Next Social Revolution.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Perseus Books, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Transforming cultures and Communities in the age of instant access."A prophetic book, but one which (if anything) underestimated the rate of transformation. SIGNED by the by the author on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Notes, index. xxii, 266 pp. ISBN: 0-738206083.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 68486
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  • LOOSE LIPS: Fanfiction Parodies of Great (and Terrible) Literature from the Smutty Stage of Shipwreck. by Stephenson, Amy and Casey Childers.
    Stephenson, Amy and Casey Childers.
    LOOSE LIPS: Fanfiction Parodies of Great (and Terrible) Literature from the Smutty Stage of Shipwreck.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: Grand Central Publishing, (2016). SIGNED first edition - Here are "the most outrageous wrecks in Shipwreck's three-year history, drawn kicking and moaning from twenty-three of history's most cherished books and illustrated for your pleasure." Contributors include Seanan McGuire (who wrote the introduction as well as the first selection on The Great Gatsby), Mara Wilson, Joseph Fink, John Scalzi, Carolyn Ho, Jacquelyn Landgraf, Alexander Chee, and many others. SIGNED by Stephenson on the title page. Index. 285 pp. ISBN: 978-1455566426.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76724
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  • THERE MUST BE A PONY IN HERE SOMEWHERE: The Aol Time Warner Debacle and the Quest for a Digital Future. by Swisher, Kara; with Lisa Dickey.
    Swisher, Kara; with Lisa Dickey.
    THERE MUST BE A PONY IN HERE SOMEWHERE: The Aol Time Warner Debacle and the Quest for a Digital Future.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A fast-paced and trenchant book about how 'a company without assets acquired a company without a clue' - and the deal of the century became a messy and doomed merger. SIGNED by Swisher on the half title page and dated in the year of publication, Index. xi, 306 pp. ISBN: 1400049636.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 52640
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  • SECOND LIFE. by Watson, S. J.
    Watson, S. J.
    SECOND LIFE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harper Collins, (2015). First edition - Award winning author's second novel, a psychological thriller. "When Julia learns that her sister has been violently murdered, she wants to know why.. . As she becomes entangled with a dangerous stranger online, shes losing herself . . . losing control . . . perhaps losing everything. This search for answers will jeopardize her marriage, her family, and her life." 415 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76441
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