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Live Without a Net

3.62 of 5 stars 3.62  ·  rating details  ·  34 ratings  ·  6 reviews
What would happen if the vastness of cyberspace was replaced by things surprising and strange?

Includes masters of speculative fiction:

Stephen Baxter, David Brin, Pat Cadigan, Paul Di Filippo, John Grant, David Hutchinson, Alex C. Irvine, Terry McGarry, John Meaney, Paul Melko, Mike Resnick & Kay Kenyon, Chris Roberson, Adam Roberts, Rudy Rucker, S.M. Stirling, Del
Paperback, 400 pages
Published July 6th 2004 by Roc (first published 2003)
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What would life be without the Internet or even computers? That’s the premise the stories in this anthology address. While all of them fit the premise, most of them are not all that interesting. I was a bit surprised by that, considering the authors included: Stephen Baxter, David Brin, Charles Stross, S.M. Stirling Michael Swanwick and Mike Resnick. The rest of the authors are names I am not familiar with.

My favorite story is 0 One by Chris Roberson. It tell of a society where all necessary mat
Al Cormier
A good collection of stories.
Some great stories in here, some deal with the "fall" of the Internet and some deal with alternate forms of communication (really alternate!).

One thing to to note, the last story contains some pretty graphic sex...for those who are not comfortable with that sort of thing, you might want to skip that story. It's an intriguing story, but I can see how some folks might be uncomfortable with the sex.
Craig Fleming
An amazing collection of non cyber punk stories. 2 that were pulled from larger stories and dropped here with little context kept this book from being 5 stars for me. Brilliant work by a long list of brilliant authors.
Great collection of stories, a few in here I wish were parts of actual series and can only hope will be expanded into longer stories in the future.
Live Without a Net by Lou Anders (2004)
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