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Hong on the Range (Millennium Book)

by William F. Wu

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What a fun book! It makes fun of cyberpunk, of westerns, and all kinds cliche sillynesses we see in sci-fi. I think it would probably read aloud well too. ( )
  dbsovereign | Jan 26, 2016 |
This story is an unlikely blend of Western oater with scifi cyborgs. Louie Hong is a control-natural, completely human with no mechanical parts. As he makes his way out west he politely holds some horses' reins as some men make a withdrawl from a bank and then discovers that he is a wanted man. He tries to stay ahead of bounty hunters named Prism Chisholm and Sniffin' Griffin and runs into cattle rustlers, straw bosses and slave masters for the railroad, wagon trains, and a most unusual half-mechanical creature called a steerite named Chuck. This was a most unusal and amusing adventure. ( )
  mamzel | Mar 20, 2013 |
Better than you would think, given the description, though I don't particularly like the illustrations. The combination of the Wild West and some fairly extreme mechanical body modification is an unusual one, and the style is nothing special but is occasionally witty. Interestingly, though the protagonist is Asian, the prevalent discrimination at the center of the book is against those who are not allowed (for unexplained reasons) to get cybernetic enhancements.
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"Ahead of us, someone came stumbling fast out of a pair of swinging doors, propelled by a boot just barely visible between the doors. A moment later, another guy strode out, obviously in stern pursuit. Chuck halted so fast that I fell forward over his horns.
'Oh, my,' said Chuck." ( )
  amandrake | May 27, 2012 |
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In a future American West where most of the people and animals are partly mechanical, totally human cowboy Louie Hong tangles with bionic outlaws and bounty hunters who are blaming him for a recent bank robbery.

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In a future American West where most of the people and animals are partly mechanical, totally human cowboy Louie Hong tangles with bionic outlaws and bounty hunters who are blaming him for a recent bank robbery.

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