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  1. -NM-

    -NM- Active Member

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    Cyberpunk recommendations

    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by -NM-, Feb 11, 2013.

    I'm interested in trying out some books in the Cyberpunk genre and was wondering if anyone had any recommendations on what to try first?

    Cheers.
     
  2. Caeben

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    William Gibson's Neuromancer is an absolute must.
     
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    I read Neuromancer and I was disappointed tbh. I really wanted to enjoy it, but it was just too all over the place, I kept picking it up thinking "this time it'll explain what's going on and I'll actually understand" but it never really did. I still have no idea what most of the concepts in it actually were.
     
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    That's unfortunate, but not entirely surprising. The first time I read Neuromancer I was pretty confused, and by the end I was thinking "Why did I read this again?" I came back a few months later and re-read and was able to appreciate it a lot more.

    If you want to try your hand at another cyberpunk book, I would suggest the Avery Cates series by Jeff Somers (the first book is called Electric Church).
     
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    Snow Crash, and Cryptonomicon, by Neal Stephenson
     
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    Ryan Span's Street Trilogy might be up your alley.

    Street: Empathy
    Street: Clairvoyance
    I think are both in print/ebook.

    He does a lot of his work by online serial at his website: streetofeyes.com so you could take a look before buying.
     
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    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep and A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick
     

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