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Offline Wōdwulf Seaxaning

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the Cyberpunk bookclub
« on: September 03, 2008, 11:45:52 AM »
This thread is for discussing Cyberpunk novels & comics/Manga . What are your favorite Cyberpunk fiction & why ?

Hardwired by Walter Jon Williams ~
I liked the characters as well as the struggle between the orbitals & earth based syndicates.Plus the Panzerboy thing made things different.How many "cyberspace" net jockey based characters we need.

Aubrey Knight trilogy by Steven Barnes~
Another interesting take on Cyberpunk.A nullboxer/enforcer turned scavenger then power broker.I liked how Aubrey was forced to overcome conditioning as well as his inner demons to reclaim himself.Add the alternate sexuality expressed by some of the supporting characters were new & refreshing change of pase.

Marid Audran trilogy by George A. Effinger~
A cyberpunk detective story set in a Middle Eastern city..wow. Another book that deals with sexuality/sexual identity in cyberpunk.
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Re: the Cyberpunk bookclub
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2008, 09:56:33 PM »
John Shirley's "A Song Called Youth" trilogy, really good series for running a Cyberspace campaign due to its action and events (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eclipse_Trilogy).

Bruce Sterling's Schismatrix and related short stories, in the Shaper/Mechanist universe (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaper/Mechanist_universe). Again, excellent material for campaigns, although you'd probably want to mix Dark Space biotech heavily into his one as well and boost the general tech level.

Rudy Rucker's 'ware tetraology (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ware_Tetralogy). The guy's a mind-bender I swear. Often light-hearted (it has a car called the Turbo Pascal) and spans a few generations. Has a good grasp of the evolution of computing capacity.

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