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The Winter Market
William Gibson
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The Winter Market

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The story primarily concerns human relationships and their tenuous and problematic qualities by deploying the concept of technological immortality, in which one's consciousness is separated from the body and "uploaded" into a supercomputer, where it continues to think and function on its own.
20 pages
Published (first published November 1985)
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K. Anna Hardy
Jul 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This story was amazing in its complexity. Just perfect. I can't even begin to do it justice, but I arranged my thoughts into a haiku nonetheless:

"A facade found out,
Exacted to completion
By what it denies."
Mar 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who's in the mood for some calm cyberpunk story.
Shelves: 2016
For the first time I thought about the possibility to see other people's dreams when I was a kid. Some time later the idea grew into recording and then watching these dreams. Logically if someone can record a dream they'll try to sell it and new entertainment business will appear.

"The Winter Market" being a short novel still has glimpses of different topics: that dream entertainment, person and their wishes, art, celebrities' life, accidental crucial acquaintance. Few pages contain a complete st
Apr 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
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I consider that. I respect the person for all he has done for the genre.
I like the multitude of creative terms, the spontaneity of creation in the emotional maps of the characters, the stubborn strength of the story.
But, too many terms, unknowable characters, aloofly pointless stories. Postmodernism at play.
Really good. I'm glad Asimov's and Clark's worlds, too much based on our old world, are in some ways for the present if not for always surpassed. I'm glad for a new voice.
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William Ford Gibson is an American-Canadian writer who has been called the father of the cyberpunk subgenre of science fiction, having coined the term cyberspace in 1982 and popularized it in his first novel, Neuromancer(1984), which has sold more than 6.5 million copies wor