Issue No. 02 - March-April (2004 vol. 2)
In the same way that Windows introduced the masses to graphical user interfaces without having invented them, Dan Brown's books are exploring some important sci-fi themes for the general public. This installment of Biblio Tech departs from the normal pattern of examining more obscure, idea-driven publications to focus on the works of a contemporary best-selling author instead. This departure is unusual because neither this department nor this magazine is part of the vast marketing machinery of today's publishing industry. By choosing to look at current popular fiction, we run the risk of discovering later that we should have delved deeper. Nevertheless, the works in question are poised to be influential in the years to come, and thus merit our attention.
popular fiction, sci-fi, Dan Brown, Da Vinci Code
M. Donner, "Hacking the Best-Seller List," in IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 2, no. , pp. 51-53, 2004.