Conviser, Josh

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(1974-    ) Working name of US screenwriter and author whose Ryan Laing sequence of Near Future thrillers, comprising Echelon (2006) and EMPYRE (2007), posits a world in which contemporary intelligence surveillance has become hugely more sophisticated (capable in effect of not only gathering data but interpreting it). In the first volume, the Cyborg protagonist is instrumental in challenging the world-wide dominance of Echelon; in the second, which seems to have been influenced by Ian Fleming's James Bond stories, he must combat EMPYRE, which plans to rule the world in secret. Conviser's style is sharp and hard and typical; but gives hints of subtleties possibly to come. [JC]

Joshua M Conviser

born Aspen, Colorado: 1974




Ryan Laing

  • Echelon (New York: Ballantine Books/Del Rey, 2006) [Ryan Laing: pb/]
  • EMPYRE (New York: Ballantine Books/Del Rey, 2007) [Ryan Laing: pb/David Stevenson]


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