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Live Without a Net (Darger and Surplus 0.6)

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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
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Paperback, 400 pages
Published July 6th 2004 by Roc (first published 2003)
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Stephanie
Nov 19, 2012 rated it it was ok
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
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Jen
Oct 26, 2007 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
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
Apr 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
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.
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A good collection of stories.
Ryan
Dec 04, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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.
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Lou Anders is the author of Frostborn, Nightborn, and Skyborn, the three books of the Thrones & Bones series of Norse-themed fantasy adventure novels written for boys and girls equally. Anders is the recipient of a Hugo Award for editing and a Chesley Award for art direction. He was the 2016 Thurber House Childrens' Writer in Residence, and spent a month teaching, living, and writing in the ha ...more
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