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korty made a comment on his review of Snow Crash
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
" James wrote: "I don't even remember writing that comment, but 5 years later (mostly spent in Tokyo, I might add, translating patents at a Japanese law ...more"
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Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
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korty rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
Snow Crash
by Neal Stephenson
read in January, 1992
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Cyberpunk’s next generation pretty much began here. Written by someone who -unlike William Gibson- actually knows computers, this anime in novel form is one of those rare SF books that is read by many non-SF readers.

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Distraction by Bruce Sterling
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Sterling is an ideas man (and one of my favorites), and this near future political thriller is filled with them. Although some people have rightly complained that the actual story doesn't really begin until about 90 to 100 pages in, I still love ever ...more
Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks
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Distress by Greg Egan
Distress
by Greg Egan
read in November, 1998
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Greg Egan is Australia’s preeminent hard SF writer. This one is my favorite of his, right after Quarantine and Permutation City. These three books are somewhat similar in that Egan starts us off in wonderfully realized near-future settings, and then ...more
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The Calcutta Chromosome by Amitav Ghosh
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This novel is set in three different time periods -the past, the present and the near future- and tells a fascinating and mysterious tale of secret histories, societies, viruses and information as a function of biology. There is a lush quality to the ...more
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The Reality Dysfunction by Peter F. Hamilton
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Ah, the Night’s Dawn Trilogy. One of the most amazing, wild space opera’s ever written. In the UK it is 3 massive books, while here in the US they nickel-and-dimed us by splitting them up into 6. It doesn’t really matter though, because it is not so ...more
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Kiln People by David Brin
Kiln People
by David Brin (Goodreads Author)
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The lighter side of near future detective thrillers. Well, only in terms of the detective element. The SF side of things is amazing. David Brin has a generally much more optimistic view of the future, and it shows in his personable PI Albert Morris w ...more
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River of Gods by Ian McDonald
River of Gods
by Ian McDonald
read in February, 2008
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This is looking to be a detailed, fascinating and complicated exploration of India in the year 2047. Ian McDonald has been writing SF for many years now, and this book has won some awards and garnered lots of rave reviews. I used the word 'garnered.'
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