August 12th, 2012, 12:27 AM #1
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Deciding Next Cyberpunk to Read...
Okay, I'm big into technology, cryptography, cyberpunk, 80s style Cyberpunk such as William Gibson's Sprawl Trilogy. I just finished the Bridge Trilogy and although many people tell me to go for the Bigend Trilogy, I'd like to still remain in the futuristic and less on that whole "business of today-as-futuristic" found in Pattern Recognition (read a bit of it, cool though). I've also read and enjoyed all of Peter Watts' novels.
Gravity Falls by George Effinger.... read a bit. Loved it... I'd like to read more but I keep seeing negative reviews about it. I like a deep plot. Serious. So not sure about this. Some people say it starts off good but goes no where, but I love the setting so much it still makes my list below.
Snow Crash... fun, except not very serious. I found it hard to really love Stephenson's lighthearted side. I realize this is a Cyberpunk classic, I may go back to it later.
I'm considering the following heavily:
- Amazon.com: Cryptonomicon (9780060512804): Neal Stephenson: Books (looks amazing from a cryptography sense; I'm not a math major but I can totally enjoy the topics. I heard it reads less like a novel and more like a difficult-to-read history book. Not sure, looks great though.)
- Amazon.com: The Quantum Thief (9780765329493): Hannu Rajaniemi: Books (I believe Theo read/is reading this)
- The Ware Tetralogy, four novels by Rudy Rucker (looks kinda goofy)
I've read a lot of PKD but I'm going to leave the short stories for another time. I've also read all of Gibson's short stories.
So let me know what you all thing I should read next! Did I not add something you like? Gimme it!
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