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Silicon Embrace

3.64  ·  Rating Details ·  45 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Got something strange for you. Something very strange. Something like a... "Silicon Embrace" Could it be true? That humanity has a secret history and that secret history is coming to fruitation? That the vast social crises engulfing Quinn Heldenand Black Bettyand Jack Sullivan, in "Silicon Embrace" -- crises like the Second American Civil War, the ecologicl breakdown that ...more
Hardcover, 282 pages
Published October 1st 1996 by Mark V. Ziesing
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Nov 15, 2014 Steve rated it really liked it
Around the year 2025, the US is in near chaos, as different factions have taken over different parts of the country, and people are scrounging what lives they can. The group we are following in the story finds its way, accidentally, to Area 51 or thereabouts where they become involved in a US Government plot dealing with two groups of aliens who have been on the planet for a long time. The first two thirds of the novel is more or less an adventure story involving these plots, and the final third ...more
Dec 10, 2014 Michael rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book! It combined everything that fascinates me and rolled it up into one big burrito of great reading!!! I have no idea how to review this, though! I have no complaints with the writing itself, which Shirley has always done beautifully. The best I can think of to say is that if you're familiar with The Church of the Subgenius, this book will delight you! If you're a Pink Norm who lives in the cartoon fake world, read it, sure, but immediately give it to the strangest ...more
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Oct 18, 2011 Andrew Breslin rated it liked it
As far as slightly tongue-in-cheek stories of alien contact with elements of the US government and conspiracies and cover-ups of extraterrestrial presence, this is pretty good. But my favorite of the genre remains Andrew Thomas Breslin's Mother's Milk. Yes, I am a little bit biased. You should read both and see if you agree. Or if you only want to read one, you should read mine.

I never claimed to have the slightest bit of shame.
May 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I liked this book, it was a great read. If I had to describe it, it would be cyber punk with a touch of philosophy. My reason for liking it was that it was very well written, and I've never read anything else quite like it before. It literally threw me for a loop.
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John Shirley is the author of more than a dozen books, including Demons; Crawlers; City Come A-Walkin’; Really, Really, Really, Really, Weird Stories; and the classic cyberpunk trilogy A Song Called Youth: Eclipse, Eclipse Penumbra, and Eclipse Corona. He is the recipient of the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award and won the International Horror Guild Award for his collection Black ...more
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