Lukewarm conclusion to a great series (3 stars) “There’s a whole new apocrypha out there, really – ghost ships, lost cities…There’s a pathos to it, when you think about it. I mean, every bit of it’s locked into orbit. All of it manmade, known, owned, mapped. Like watching myths take root in a parking lot.”…

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Seminal cyberpunk (5 stars) Written in 1984, Neuromancer is widely considered one of the seminal classics of cyberpunk, a sci fi subgenre that is pessimistic and dystopic, with themes like the fusion between body and cybernetic technology, corrupt corporations controlling society, hackers and antiheroes. Neuromancer was William Gibson’s first book and the first to get…

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Voodoo godlike AIs (4 stars) “Signature smell of the Sprawl, a rich amalgam of stale subway exhalations, ancient soot, and the carcinogenic tang of fresh plastics, all of it shot through with the carbon edge of illicit fossil fuels.” The follow up to Neuromancer, Count Zero is another cyberpunk classic that revisits many themes of…

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