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A literary or cinematic work that combines suspense and tightly plotted action with a relatively high degree of technological detail.
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(ˈtɛk noʊˌθrɪl ər)
a suspense novel in which the manipulation of sophisticated technology, as of aircraft or weapons systems, plays a prominent part.
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"In Chinese folklore, ball lightning is known as'ghost lanterns/and ghosts of a quantum kind haunt this thoughtful technothriller about the science of the next war....
Which is as it should be; after all, Clancy invented the technothriller with his novel The Hunt for Red October.
* Brad Aiken, author of medical technothriller Mind Fields, is a doctor specializing in rehabilitation medicine who has written several medically oriented sci-fi stories.
The thriller writer, who taught at Shire Oak School, in Walsall Wood, enjoyed a literary career spanning more than 30 years and is widely regarded as the creator of the "technothriller".
The Cardiff-born author was regarded by many as the man who invented the "technothriller".
In most of his novels, he envelops this scientific content in the now-classic formula of a modern technothriller: starkly defined heroes and villains; Earth or some large part of it at risk of destruction; and beautiful, intelligent, available women saved from death by even more able and heroic men.
The second new game is Red Phoenix, based loosely on Larry Bond's technothriller about a North Korean invasion of South Korea.
This was followed by The January Man (1989), a botched thriller; Joe Versus the Volcano (1990), which Shanley also directed, starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, in an odd turn that died at the box office; Alive (1993), about a plane crash and cannibalism in the Andes; and Congo (1995) a jungle-based technothriller about mutant apes--none of which came close to matching his early success.
Hugill's most detailed section covers radar, and here Tom Clancy fans will see how a real technothriller is written.
The contemporary technothriller The Third Pandemic describes the defenses of medicine breached by a new strain of antibiotic-resistant chlamydia.
For the Catholic Clancy, who has authored 19 books (3 of which have been made into blockbuster Hollywood movies) and is the originator of the "technothriller" genre, the only thing that trumps freedom is innocent human life.