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Digital Fortress

(1998)
A novel by

 
In most thrillers, "hardware" consists of big guns, airplanes, military vehicles, and weapons that make things explode. Dan Brown has written a thriller for those of us who like our hardware with disc drives and who rate our heroes by big brainpower rather than big firepower. It's an Internet user's spy novel where the good guys and bad guys struggle over secrets somewhat more intellectual than just where the secret formula is hidden--they have to gain understanding of what the secret formula actually is.

In this case, the secret formula is a new means of encryption, capable of changing the balance of international power. Part of the fun is that the book takes the reader along into an understanding of encryption technologies. You'll find yourself better understanding the political battles over such real-life technologies as the Clipper Chip and PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) software even though the book looks at the issues through the eyes of fiction.

Although there's enough globehopping in this book for James Bond, the real battleground is cyberspace, because that's where the "bomb" (or rather, the new encryption algorithm) will explode. Yes, there are a few flaws in the plot if you look too closely, but the cleverness and the sheer fun of it all more than make up for them. There are enough twists and turns to keep you guessing and a lot of high, gee-whiz-level information about encryption, code breaking, and the role they play in international politics. Set aside the whole afternoon and evening for it and have finger food on hand for supper--you may want to read this one straight through.

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"A disturbing, cutting edge, techno-thriller that should galvanize everyone who sends or receives E-mail or even dreams of navigating the web." - John J Nance


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Hardback Editions

April 2009 : USA Library Binding

Title: Digital Fortress
Author(s): Dan Brown
ISBN: 1-4395-6577-5 / 978-1-4395-6577-3 (USA edition)
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August 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Digital Fortress
Author(s): Dan Brown
ISBN: 0-593-05506-3 / 978-0-593-05506-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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May 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Digital Fortress: A Thriller
Author(s): Dan Brown
ISBN: 0-312-33516-4 / 978-0-312-33516-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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May 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Digital Fortress
Author(s): Dan Brown
ISBN: 0-7862-5979-5 / 978-0-7862-5979-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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January 2004 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Digital Fortress (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Dan Brown
ISBN: 1-4176-6436-3 / 978-1-4176-6436-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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January 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: Digital Fortress
Author(s): Dan Brown
ISBN: 0-7540-6891-9 / 978-0-7540-6891-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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January 2004 : UK Hardback

Title: Digital Fortress
Author(s): Dan Brown
ISBN: 0-7540-7984-8 / 978-0-7540-7984-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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April 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: Digital Fortress
Author(s): Dan Brown
ISBN: 0-312-20715-8 / 978-0-312-20715-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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January 1998 : USA Hardback
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Title: Digital Fortress
Author(s): Dan Brown
ISBN: 0-312-18087-X / 978-0-7394-5714-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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1998 : USA Hardback
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Title: Digital Fortress
Author(s): Dan Brown
ISBN: 0-7394-4167-1 / 978-0-7394-4167-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martins
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Paperback Editions

November 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Digital Fortress
Author(s): Dan Brown
ISBN: 0-552-17355-X / 978-0-552-17355-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
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August 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Digital Fortress
Author(s): Dan Brown
ISBN: 0-552-16125-X / 978-0-552-16125-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
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June 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Digital Fortress: A Thriller
Author(s): Dan Brown
ISBN: 1-250-06407-4 / 978-1-250-06407-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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March 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Digital Fortress
Author(s): Dan Brown
ISBN: 0-552-16999-4 / 978-0-552-16999-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Books
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March 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Digital Fortress
Author(s): Dan Brown
ISBN: 0-552-16998-6 / 978-0-552-16998-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Books
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June 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: DIGITAL FORTRESS
Author(s): Brown Dan
ISBN: 0-449-03007-5 / 978-0-449-03007-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: KEL
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August 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Digital Fortress
Author(s): Dan Brown
ISBN: 0-552-15973-5 / 978-0-552-15973-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
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July 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Digital Fortress
Author(s): Dan Brown
ISBN: 0-552-16172-1 / 978-0-552-16172-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
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2004 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Digital Fortress: A Thriller
Author(s): Dan Brown
ISBN: 0-312-94492-6 / 978-0-312-94492-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
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2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Digital Fortress
Author(s): Dan Brown
ISBN: 0-593-05744-9 / 978-0-593-05744-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: n/a
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January 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Digital Fortress
Author(s): Dan Brown
ISBN: 0-552-15169-6 / 978-0-552-15169-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
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January 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Digital Fortress
Author(s): Dan Brown
ISBN: 0-552-21243-1 / 978-0-552-21243-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Transworld Publ. Ltd UK
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January 2004 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Digital Fortress
Author(s): Dan Brown
ISBN: 0-312-99542-3 / 978-0-312-99542-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's
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May 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: Digital Fortress: A Thriller
Author(s): Dan Brown
ISBN: 0-312-26312-0 / 978-0-312-26312-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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2000 : Paperback
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Title: Digital Fortress
Author(s): Dan Brown
ISBN: 5551140016 / 978-5551140016
Publisher: Corgi
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Audio Editions

August 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Digital Fortress: A Thriller
Author(s): Dan Brown
ISBN: 1-4272-1442-5 / 978-1-4272-1442-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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2005 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: DIGITAL FORTRESS
Author(s): Dan Brown
ISBN: 1-4056-0093-4 / 978-1-4056-0093-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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September 2004 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Digital Fortress
Author(s): Dan Brown
ISBN: 0-7528-6891-8 / 978-0-7528-6891-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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September 2004 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Digital Fortress
Author(s): Dan Brown
ISBN: 0-7528-6892-6 / 978-0-7528-6892-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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June 2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Digital Fortress: A Thriller
Author(s): Dan Brown
ISBN: 1-59397-563-5 / 978-1-59397-563-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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May 2004 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Digital Fortress
Author(s): Dan Brown
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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May 2004 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Digital Fortress
Author(s): Dan Brown
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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January 2004 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Digital Fortress: A Thriller
Author(s): Dan Brown
ISBN: 1-59397-508-2 / 978-1-59397-508-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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January 2004 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Digital Fortress
Author(s): Dan Brown
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   


January 2004 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Digital Fortress
Author(s): Dan Brown
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Digital Fortress: A Thriller
Author(s): Dan Brown
ISBN: 1-59397-359-4 / 978-1-59397-359-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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December 2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Digital Fortress
Author(s): Dan Brown
ISBN: 0-7366-9695-4 / 978-0-7366-9695-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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2003 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Digital Fortress
Author(s): Dan Brown
ISBN: 0-7366-9689-X / 978-0-7366-9689-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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January 2000 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Digital Fortress
Author(s): Dan Brown
ISBN: 0-7861-1372-3 / 978-0-7861-1372-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

May 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Digital Fortress
Author(s): Dan Brown
Publisher: Transworld Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Digital Fortress: A Thriller
Author(s): Dan Brown
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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