The Diamond Age

The Diamond Age

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Please do tell how the HDK 2.0 turns out, it's the black sheep headset that I honestly feel is the most interesting. Decisions are made about the allocation and use of capital on a world scale and transmitted through hierarchically organized institutions and communication networks housed in smaller and secondary cities. I think the number one reason why people would choose to craft something rather than to buy it would be because they get pleasure out of the process of making it.
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Howl: A World at War Novel (World at War Online Book 2)

Howl: A World at War Novel (World at War Online Book 2)

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Browse staff picks, author features, and more. Author Nalo Hopkinson, professor of creative writing, followed in 2010, and Vint, a science fiction and technoculture studies scholar, joined the Department of English in 2012. Especially helpful for Solaris, and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (Blade Runner). And you knew at that point you had your arena? Delany argues that Jael is Molly’s fictional precursor, that strong female characters like Molly would not have been possible for cyberpunk writers without the earlier influence of feminist writers like Russ. "Gibson’s world," he maintains, has "neither Jeannines or Janets—only various Jael incarnations" ("Some" 8).8 While Delany makes a good case for comparing Jael and Molly, his contention that strong female characters in cyberpunk owe their existence to the ’70s feminists is considerably less convincing, particularly if we recall the relative paucity of strong female characters in cyberpunk.
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Ectopia

Ectopia

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Workers and farmers are usually not represented in "high literature." Its fandom arose around 2008.[ citation needed ] Possibly the most notable examples of this are the first two BioShock games, and the cartoon Batman: The Animated Series which included Neo-noir elements along with modern elements such as the use of VHS cassettes. Sterling saw the gap between hard science and cultural studies "crumbling in an unexpected fashion.. .. That's what most people's first guesses have been so far.
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Over the Adrenaline Edge Volume 33: Short Stories

Over the Adrenaline Edge Volume 33: Short Stories

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Because Cyberpunk stories tend to take place in an almost feudal or anarchic society violence comes into play. Science fiction in this context represents a literary form that, by means of fantasy, draws ‘an art that life can imitate’ as it portrays a brighter and egalitarian future of human beings as subjects, or even posthuman sexless beings. A friend knew a woman who was having old-fashioned electroshock therapy for depression.
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Noriko: Japanese Flight Attendant (Lily's Erotic Asian

Noriko: Japanese Flight Attendant (Lily's Erotic Asian

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Of course he was welcome, they told him, welcome to the money. I happen to think it wasn’t—that Sterling, Gibson, et al. were doing what they wanted to do in all their own boyish magnificence, but that they also expected and wanted and lobbied for girls to join in the fun. Heinlein's 1941 novella "Universe," he speculated about a world contained within a generation spaceship. This “revenge of God,” in French scholar Gilles Kepel’s phrase, has seemingly begun to be felt even in secular Hollywood.
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The Songstress Murders (The Inspector Redmane Mysteries)

The Songstress Murders (The Inspector Redmane Mysteries)

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Star Wars, for all its cliched romance, [4] nodded at themes such as genocide, racism, and how people will give up everything for the illusion of safety even if it means their own liberty. SFWA is the professional organization for authors of science fiction and fantasy. Harvey made the distinctions "...shinier than DieselPunk, more like DecoPunk", and "DieselPunk is a gritty version of Steampunk set in the 1920s-1950s. Someone needed to grab the genre by the lapels and yank it around—force writers to look at the present moment and decipher its implications.” “The Future gets divided; the cute, insulated future that Joi Ito and Cory Doctorow and you and I inhabit, and the grim meathook future that most of the world is facing, in which they watch their squats and under-developed fields get turned into a giant game of Counterstrike between crazy faith-ridden jihadist motherfuckers and crazy faith-ridden American redneck motherfuckers, each doing their best to turn the entire world into one type of fascist nightmare or another.
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Blink (Utility Company Book 1)

Blink (Utility Company Book 1)

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Another definition of hard science fiction has also been used as a somewhat derogatory term [2] [3] to define science fiction that focuses more on accurate scientific data than on literary devices such as character development. It was very clear what would happen if Hitler won the war: one didn't need to read Philip K. And the hidebound old trad SF label might really be fated to descend into subliterature. Gibson is not just mildly romantic: he is deeply so, as affirmed by the continuing homage his earlier work paid to the detective fiction of Raymond Chandler (1888-1959).
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CLONES: The Anthology

CLONES: The Anthology

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Not until the 1984 publication of William Gibson's novel, Neuromancer, however, did "cyberpunk" really take off as a term or a genre. One of the finest tales of an imaginary voyage is Gulliver's Travels (1726) by Anglo Irish writer Jonathan Swift. Human thought itself, in its unprecedented guise as computer software, is becoming something to be crystallized, replicated, made a commodity. THEREFORE, if you thought that punks on motorcycles were a problem, just wait until you meet the -- the -- You know, there isn't a good word to describe them?
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Uprising (Unstrung Book 2)

Uprising (Unstrung Book 2)

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It traces the origins of the genre, reviews the critical reactions and outlines the ways in which women's cyberpunk advances points of view that are specifically feminist. The console cowboys may "jack in," but they are constantly in danger of hitting ICE (Intrusion Countermeasures Electronics), a sort of metaphoric hymeneal membrane which can kill them if they don’t successfully "eat through it" with extremely sophisticated contraband hacking equipment in order to "penetrate" the data systems of such organizations as T-A (Tessier-Ashpool).
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Writer's Block: the complete novel

Writer's Block: the complete novel

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By the way, nobody uses that term anymore; it's like one of those words taht was wonderful for awhile, then it carried all the freight it could, and it was kind of co-opted by some high-falutin literay types and so forth. Nobody in her right mind expected to crew on the starship Enterprise or jaunt back to the Jurassic, but for a thousand dollars or so you could stick your head through the screen of a personal computer and breathe 100 percent pure cyberspace.
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