I Am Not Junco Omnibus: Books Four - Six

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Most SF readers have subgenres they don't care for. Strangelove, the distortion of the humans make the familiar images seem more alien. [7] Finally, alien and familiar images are juxtaposed, as in The Deadly Mantis, when a giant praying mantis is shown climbing the Washington Monument. Yet everyone is connected moreso than ever before. Special government agents called "Handicappers" enforce equal intelligence, physical and athletic looks, and lack of competition. " A Clockwork Orange " (1962) is a dystopian novella written by the English author Anthony Burgess.
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Days of Atonement

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Does it have a punk-like feel to it? (Dark, neon-filled setting, black leather and sunglasses, techno-punk soundtrack, devil-may-care attitudes, etc.) Then it's got the "punk." Cen is befriended by a math professor who teaches Cen math and science. Not letting a reading start an hour late matters when you know people care. I told him what Neuromancer was made of, and he had basically the same list of ingredients for Blade Runner. Consider the opening line, once cited as an exemplar of his deft use of language: “The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel” (3).
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Inferno (Play to Live)

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Wilson Library Bulletin 69:7 (March 1995): 98. Interestingly, the latest entry in the Call of Duty series, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, uses this for its setting, with the highly advanced technology being contrasted with the poor conditions of the populace, and a giant Mega Corp. that has grown to rival the power of sovereign nations. Does the movie/book/show/comic/whatever in question have a heavy emphasis on technology? (As opposed to aliens, space exploration, time travel, etc.) Then it's got the "cyber."
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Crossing the Darkness

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The opinions expressed in that book are repeated above. Popular Science 259:4 (Oct 2001) 63. "Watch this way." Mitchell, Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning at MIT, City of Bits bills itself as "the first full-text interactive book on the World Wide Web." It is a squatter town equivalent of the Strip, but also a metaphor for the excitement and risks of art. The same set of desires and responses, the same kinds of love and hate, the same issues of art and religion and politics. "They heard the call and they wrote it on the wall, before there was even any Hollywood," as Steely Dan opined about cave art.
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The NEAR

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Tomorrow's library users will have to become not only literate but computer literate. Strangelove [1964] and 2001: A Space Odyssey [1968], Ridley Scott's Blade Runner [1982] and Alien [1979], Steven Spielberg's E. It’s an energy field created by all living things; it surrounds us, penetrates us; it binds the galaxy together.” In the 1980 sequel, Yoda—a character, created by Jim Henson, who looked suspiciously like Kermit the Frog and sounded suspiciously like Fozzie Bear—instructed Luke to “feel the Force around you: here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere!” Such language, smacking of the period’s flirtation with natural mysticism, gave way in the new movies to an explanation more in keeping with our current fascination with molecular biology: the Force, we learned in The Phantom Menace, was actually the product of microorganisms in the blood.
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A New York Tale (Sampler) (DS SWIFT Book 1)

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In another, the landscape is interrupted by several smoke stacks, apparently from factories. Matt has also said something to the effect that he doesn't see much point in distinguishing hard ScF from any other kind. Craig Lewis, a 55 year old man, had a continuous flow pump surgically implanted into his body to replace a damaged heart. There are about a thousand and one book out there that are on my reading list (sf and others) and I just know that if I went to a library and just wandered the shelves, I could find about a thousand more! 50-100 books a year is clearly not enough to read everything I want to read... :-( I'm posting the core reading syllabus from my literary criticism - cyberpunk class, because I think it will be helpful to see a list of the 'definitive' writings for the genre (from the point of view of the critic.) I know some of these books have already been mentioned, but I think the specifications and sub-categories help give placement in the genre.
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Disgrace and Honor: An Epic Space Fantasy (Eydulan Book 3)

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The murder of a memorialist enclave changes all of that and sets into motion a series of violence that forces her into hiding. Extrapolating tendencies from both bourgeois and socialist systems of conformity, We insists on the paramount value of individual free will. Niels Meyn skrev sin første science fiction-roman i samarbejde med A. One thing I’ve always thought Pittsburgh writers needed was a sense that someone cares.
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The Last Humans: The Complete Trilogy

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We would have to analyze who Dick lends his voice to, who Le Guin gives her voice to (they're the most important SF writers in the US of the '60s). The mob enforcer is a young punk kangaroo who throws a mean punch [ 2 ]. With constant subzero temperatures, blizzard whiteouts, glacial rivers and destructive avalanches, will Ivan’s Russian cold weather ingenuity be enough to help Roland brave the most extreme arctic elements in Pinnacle’s arsenal as he competes over 500 miles of frozen tundra?
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Brother, Frank

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Starship Troopers, for example, doubtless fits somewhere in the far right political spectrum. Her only salvation may be a group of mercenaries who unfortunately think she screwed them over. It traces the origins of the genre, reviews the critical reactions and outlines the ways in which women's cyberpunk advances points of view that are specifically feminist. And it gets worse; there's no rebellion there, just the cruel fact that Dystopia Is Hard, which means the corporate-run state is on the verge of collapse in ways that make an apocalypse almost welcome.
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Shaved by Wireless Internet (billionaire)

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Wells (1901) The Man in the High Castle Philip K. Overview: Paul and Virginia are humans freed from the full control by the Instrumentality: they are given a historical culture, language, the ability to die at any time. Within Room 303 of the hotel, police officers arrived to arrest Trinity. Splash some drugs onto brain-and-microchip interface, mix it up with some vague sixties-style counterculture, and then use really self-conscious, affected language, and you've got cyberpunk."
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