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Magoo 11-09-2012 10:42 AM

Cyberpunk
 
I just got finished reading "Snow Crash," which was a fun read by Neal Stephenson (I can always recommend a book where the main character's name is "Hiro Protagonist"), and I feel I'm in the mood for some more neo-future. Can anybody make any suggestions? Thanks!

Swamp Thing 11-09-2012 01:24 PM

Cryptonomicon by Neil Stephenson or almost any of his books.

Neuromancer by William Gibson is the point of origin IMO for Cyberpunk.

Swamp

usagi_tetsu 11-09-2012 10:05 PM

I second Swamp Thing's suggestions, anything by Stephenson and Gibson is good to hook.

I haven't read 'em yet, though the books are on my to read list - I've heard good things about Richard Morgan's Takeshi Kovacs novels. It's a trilogy containing Altered Carbon, Broken Angels, and Woken Furies.

Magoo 11-10-2012 04:45 PM

Will have to check them out. Thanks for the suggestions!

acesn8s 11-11-2012 12:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by usagi_tetsu (Post 2529768)
I second Swamp Thing's suggestions, anything by Stephenson and Gibson is good to hook.

I haven't read 'em yet, though the books are on my to read list - I've heard good things about Richard Morgan's Takeshi Kovacs novels. It's a trilogy containing Altered Carbon, Broken Angels, and Woken Furies.

The Kovacs novels are excellent! That's a great suggestion.

the stuntman 11-17-2012 02:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Swamp Thing (Post 2529305)

Neuromancer by William Gibson is the point of origin IMO for Cyberpunk.

The other Gibson books are also excellent. Not exactly sequels, but alot of the stories are somewhat inter-related, often sharing characters or locations.

Count Zero, & Mona Lisa Overdrive are both good, solid cyberpunk novels, and Burning Chrome is a collection of short stories.

Interceptor 11-17-2012 02:50 AM

Go to the used book store and look up the Shadowrun books. Some of them are really great reads. Gotta love the mix of guns, tech, and magic.

Sneaky Sir 11-23-2012 06:37 PM

Thanks Magoo, you saved me the trouble of doing a search for new books. Looks like I'm not going to have a life for a while...

Magoo 12-05-2012 05:22 PM

Must get crackin' here. Got some good suggestions. Thanks folks!


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