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Urban Legends of the Future by Chris B. Bollweg
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Grimy, greasy, and discarded, Urban Legends of the Future is a collection of supernatural-tinged cyberpunk stories which find the whole world gone to skag. Bollweg's prose is indebted to those who have come before him, but he clinches the sleaze of a ...more
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Vineland by Thomas Pynchon
Vineland
by Thomas Pynchon
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A fractal journey through the heart of Reagan's America, Vineland makes a good second read for somebody that cut their teeth on Inherent Vice--there are even some allusions to the same characters and settings. Vineland is Vice on steroids though, mor ...more
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The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson
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Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon
Inherent Vice
by Thomas Pynchon
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A psychedelic treatise on the nature of power and empire by our favorite recluse. Functioning handily as entry-level Pynchon, Inherent Vice is a quick, easy read that gives insight onto one of the most electrifying novelists of the postmodern era. A ...more
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