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Monthly Group Read Suggestions > June 2018--Cyberpunk

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message 1: by Maggie, space cruisin' for a bruisin' (new)

Maggie K | 1282 comments Mod
Our them for June is Cyberpunk!

Please make your nominations here!


message 2: by Maggie, space cruisin' for a bruisin' (new)

Maggie K | 1282 comments Mod
I want to nominate Ian McDonald's The Dervish House


message 4: by Allan (new)

Allan Phillips How about The Takeshi Kovacs novels by Richard K. Morgan, starting with Altered Carbon? Fitting, since it is still relatively new on Netflix.


message 5: by mark, personal space invader (new)

mark monday (majestic-plural) | 1276 comments Mod
I will nominate Pattern Recognition by William Gibson. but I also want to read Dervish House!


message 6: by Allan (new)

Allan Phillips Spook Country and Zero History combine with Pattern Recognition to form a loose trilogy, same universe, some same characters.


message 7: by mark, personal space invader (new)

mark monday (majestic-plural) | 1276 comments Mod
Can it be read on its own? i.e. it doesn't end on a cliffhanger? hopefully not. if it does, I will withdraw that nomination.


message 8: by Maggie, space cruisin' for a bruisin' (new)

Maggie K | 1282 comments Mod
WE read Pattern Recognition in 2015. Sorry, Mark!


message 9: by mark, personal space invader (new)

mark monday (majestic-plural) | 1276 comments Mod
*sad trombone*


message 10: by Maggie, space cruisin' for a bruisin' (new)

Maggie K | 1282 comments Mod
It looks like we read Altered Carbon in 2013, but I think since its been 5 years, I will allow it. We have to draw the line somewhere!


RJ - Slayer of Trolls (hawk5391yahoocom) mark wrote: "I will nominate Pattern Recognition by William Gibson. but I also want to read Dervish House!"

mark wrote: "Can it be read on its own? i.e. it doesn't end on a cliffhanger? hopefully not. if it does, I will withdraw that nomination."

It can be read on its own, but it's definitely not cyberpunk, not even close. It might not even be SF.


message 13: by mark, personal space invader (new)

mark monday (majestic-plural) | 1276 comments Mod
and now it's not even a nomination! :)


message 14: by Paul (last edited May 08, 2018 03:08AM) (new)

Paul  Perry (pezski) | 9 comments I'll nominate one of the classic Cyberpunk novels - Synners by Pat Cadigan


As it happens, I've just read an excellent anthology called Cyberpunk: Stories of Hardware, Software, Wetware, Evolution, and Revolution which had a short story in the same sequence as the novel


message 15: by Euzie (new)

Euzie Oooh, I've had Synners on my to read list for a year now, i could be up for that


message 16: by Richard (new)

Richard (thinkingbluecountingtwo) | 233 comments How about one of the progenitors of cyberpunk, published long before the term was invented.
The Shockwave Rider by John Brunner the British award winning author.


message 17: by Rafael (new)

Rafael da Silva (morfindel) | 59 comments Comic books can be suggested? I would suggest Watchmen


message 18: by Richard (new)

Richard (thinkingbluecountingtwo) | 233 comments Rafael wrote: "Comic books can be suggested? I would suggest Watchmen"

I’ve not read the Watchmen comics, only seen the movie, but from that I can’t see much of a cyberpunk connection.
Of course happy to be shown the error in my ways. 😊


message 19: by Scott (new)

Scott Yeah, Watchmen would not be cyberpunk.


message 20: by Rafael (new)

Rafael da Silva (morfindel) | 59 comments A few people shelved it as cyberpunk, but I'm ok if it is not.


message 21: by Maggie, space cruisin' for a bruisin' (new)

Maggie K | 1282 comments Mod
ok-poll going up now!


message 22: by Lena (new)

Lena Would you link the poll please. I can’t seem to find it under Polls 🙁


message 23: by Micah (new)

Micah Sisk (micahrsisk) | 265 comments I'll nominate Rudy Rucker's Software, winner of the very first Philip K. Dick award (1983).

Rucker's really isn't as well known as I think he should be. I've always found his work way more inventive and entertaining (and weird) than Gibson's, though they come out of the same ethos.


message 24: by Maggie, space cruisin' for a bruisin' (new)

Maggie K | 1282 comments Mod
sorry Micah-the poll is already up!


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