Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Escape Velocity: Cyberculture At The End Of The Century” as Want to Read:
Blank 133x176
Escape Velocity: Cyber...
 
by
Mark Dery
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Escape Velocity: Cyberculture At The End Of The Century

by
3.83  ·  Rating Details  ·  101 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
A high-speed tour through the high-tech underground and its denizens. Dery introduces us to those who embrace computer technology, figuratively and literally -- cyberpunks, cyberhippies, cybersexers, and would-be cyborgs who believe the body is mere meat, and await the day when man-machine union is much more than mere science fiction. Dery draws heavily on academic theoris ...more
Published (first published 1995)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Escape Velocity, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Escape Velocity

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 278)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Anya
Apr 20, 2009 Anya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So how about it, ladies--would you rather be a goddess or a cyborg?

"Escape Velocity" examines our changing relationships to our bodies, minds, spirits, and especially the technology in which we currently float, twist, and dream. Who else but Mark Dery would draw such elegant parallels between bodybuilders and cyberpunks, or between cyborg technology and James Brown's "Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine"?

Dery wrote this book over 15 years ago, and some of his subjects, such as certain perf
...more
Elisabet Roselló
Un imprescindible en mi estantería. Repasa y hace una crítica inspiradora, desde el punto de vista académico, de la cibercultura. Evidentemente muchas perspectivas han quedado obsoletas, fue escrito hace 20 años, y la cibercultura y la sociedad digital ha ido cambiando paulatinamente, pero la base de todo lo escrito pro Dery sigue siendo de gran referencia para hoy en día.
Florin Pitea
Here's a Romanian review on my blog: http://tesatorul.blogspot.com/2010/03...
Jakub
Jakub marked it as to-read
Jul 22, 2016
Linda Record
Linda Record rated it liked it
Jul 12, 2016
Kinan
Kinan is currently reading it
Jul 11, 2016
reinsplash
reinsplash marked it as to-read
Jun 12, 2016
Kristina Bakšytė
Kristina Bakšytė marked it as to-read
May 29, 2016
Smritijoy
Smritijoy marked it as to-read
May 04, 2016
Giorgia Castellano
Giorgia Castellano marked it as to-read
Apr 30, 2016
abcdefg
abcdefg marked it as to-read
Apr 29, 2016
Carlos
Carlos marked it as to-read
Apr 27, 2016
Zachary
Zachary rated it it was amazing
Apr 22, 2016
Doug Carmichael
Doug Carmichael marked it as to-read
Apr 16, 2016
Adam J. Seneski
Adam J. Seneski rated it really liked it
Apr 05, 2016
Scott
Scott is currently reading it
Mar 30, 2016
bradley s bankston
bradley s bankston rated it really liked it
Mar 09, 2016
MJH1987
MJH1987 marked it as to-read
Mar 07, 2016
Ana Garcia Julio
Ana Garcia Julio marked it as to-read
Mar 04, 2016
Owen
Owen marked it as to-read
Feb 14, 2016
Alex
Alex marked it as to-read
Feb 05, 2016
Faisal
Faisal marked it as to-read
Jan 21, 2016
Jonathan Clede
Jonathan Clede marked it as to-read
Jan 11, 2016
Jesse
Jesse rated it it was amazing
Jan 09, 2016
Robot Rabbit
Robot Rabbit rated it really liked it
Jan 05, 2016
Shashank Singh
Shashank Singh marked it as to-read
Dec 17, 2015
Ellen
Ellen rated it really liked it
Dec 14, 2015
Gemseeker
Gemseeker marked it as to-read
Dec 08, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Storming the Reality Studio: A Casebook of Cyberpunk & Postmodern Science Fiction
  • TechGnosis: Myth, Magic & Mysticism in the Age of Information
  • Pure War (Semiotext(e) / Foreign Agents)
  • The Haraway Reader
  • AIDS and Its Metaphors
  • From Modernism to Postmodernism: An Anthology
  • Love's Body
  • War in the Age of Intelligent Machines
  • Ghosts of My Life: Writings on Depression, Hauntology and Lost Futures
  • Globalhead
  • Half and Half: Writers on Growing Up Biracial and Bicultural
  • Zeros and Ones
  • The Greening of America
  • Cyberia: Life in the Trenches of Cyberspace
  • The Flame of a Candle
  • In the Shadow of the Silent Majorities
  • More Brilliant Than the Sun: Adventures in Sonic Fiction
  • Hatred of Capitalism: A Semiotext(e) Reader
133621
From http://www.markdery.com/author.html#s...

Mark Dery is a cultural critic. Bruce Sterling wrote, "He may be the best cultural critic alive." Roseanne Barr once told him, when he guested on her radio show, "I like your sense of humor. You're *dark*. We should have a dark-off."

Mark writes about media, the visual landscape, fringe trends, and unpopular culture. He is the author of The Pyrotechnic I
...more
More about Mark Dery...

Share This Book