Lacking Natural Simplicity

Random musings on books, code, and tabletop games.

Recent Reading

  • Neuromancer, by William Gibson, copyright 1984; Books on Tape, 1994. Read by Arthur Addison. It's been several years since I've re- read Neuromancer, but I was surprised by how much impact listening to it for the first time had: I think it recaptured a lot of the newness of the experience of reading it for the first time. Neuromancer is often credited as launching the cyberpunk genre; although there were earlier books with similar themes Neuromancer seems to have been the first to make a big impact on SF-reading public. Books with a significant computer component often age ungracefully, and there are a very few places in this book where I wince a little, but on the whole it stands up well. Well worth reading and re-reading.

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