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msub2@books.theunseen.city

Joined 2 years, 1 month ago

Head Librarian at The Library of the Uncommons, as well as all-around tech enthusiast and enjoyer of science fiction.

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William Gibson: Burning chrome (2003, HarperCollins Publishers) 4 stars

Kiberpanko rinkinukas, prasideda Džoniu Mnemoniku...

Some short thoughts after reading the first couple short stories:

Johnny Mnemonic: This definitely feels "cooler" than the movie adaptation it ultimately got lol. I imagine not having to pad out to feature-length runtime also helps in that regard.

The Greensback Continuum: Interesting! Not what I would traditionally think of when thinking "science fiction."

Denpō Torishima: Sisyphean (2018) No rating

"A strange journey into the far future of genetic engineering, and working life. After centuries …

I really wanted to enjoy this (and to some extent I did) but there's something about the prose that makes it feel dense, almost? Like it's hard to keep my focus on it. I might come back to it in the future, because the worldbuilding is very unique, but I don't wanna feel like I'm having to force myself through it.

Sue Burke: Interference (Hardcover, 2019, Tor Books) 4 stars

Content warning Minor Semiosis spoilers