Favorite cyberpunk novel?


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Favorite cyberpunk novel?

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Mar 19, 2007, 7:55 pm

What's your favorite cyberpunk novel? Why?

Mine would have to be SnowCrash.

Mar 25, 2007, 5:45 pm

I have to go with the classics on this one - Neuromancer. It was the first I'd read, and remains my favourite to this day.

Edited: Mar 25, 2007, 8:13 pm

Maybe Greg Egan's Quarantine. Or Generation P by Victor Pelevin, if that qualifies. (Dunno about the English translations, I've read the book in Hungarian... that was rather decent, though the technical terms were not always accurate.)

And Kiálts farkast, a formative experience of my adolescence, but that has not made it past the language barrier... :~(

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Apr 13, 2007, 12:06 am

I'd go with Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson over Neuromancer. My favorite parts of the latter are actually at the very beginning, with the love interest. But the infamous "impaling herself" sex scene was a bit vulgar. I also enjoyed Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan recently.

Jun 10, 2007, 2:53 pm

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Jun 10, 2007, 3:00 pm

I also enjoyed Altered Carbon and recently read Spares by Michael Marshall Smith which was good too. But the vote for my favorite would be Noir by K.W. Jeter. The touchstone doesn't seem to be working for it....