Re: RARA-AVIS: Cyberpunk Recomendation?

From: Michael Robison (
Date: 06 Oct 2005

Mark wrote:

I read somewhere (I think some anthology from Mondo) that Vernon Vinge's True Names was the true birth of cyberpunk. 

************* I'm reading Vinge's DEEPNESS IN THE SKY now. It doesn't strike me as hardboiled, but it's acquiring a noirish cast. I think it's also a little right-leaning.

To me, NEUROMANCER is the cornerstone of cyberpunk, displaying characteristics of both hardboiled and noir. I've heard a lot of good things about SNOW CRASH, but I lost interest and bailed out about half way through when they were out on the flotilla. Dhalgren had too much ass-fucking and not enough ass-kicking.



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