So, What Are You Reading?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by Ted Heiks, Jul 27, 2013.

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  1. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    The bookstore nearest me (chain) has been closed permanently - long slow decline finished by COVID 19. I wasn't going to wait for Amazon & Co. so I read a synopsis online. No - definitely not cyberpunk. Great story, imaginative - as it should be, and full of the things Cyberpunk borrowed from previous genres -dystopic vision of the world, an evil corporate giant, body & mind enhancement, telepaths and teleporters (normally restricted to 1,000 miles, but our hero can do it through space.)

    Yes - full of the things cyberpunk borrowed - and none of the ones that were its own. Computers, hacking etc. I still say good story - not Cyberpunk.
     
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2020
  2. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    One part I really liked:

    Gully Foyle, Mechanic's Mate 3rd Class.

    EDUCATION: none
    SKILLS: none
    MERITS: none
    RECOMMENDATIONS: none

    Sounds like someone I know ... OML! I AM Gully Foyle! :eek:
     
  3. Tireman 44444

    Tireman 44444 Well-Known Member

    Rereading 1776 by David McCullough
     
  4. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    Just read Hughley's "Surrender, White People!" Much to ponder there.
     
  5. Tireman 44444

    Tireman 44444 Well-Known Member

    Wheels for the World by Douglas Brinkley and Ford: The Men and the Machine, Robert Lacey
     

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