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Re: Still the Master, IMHO. Camilla Send a noteboard - 01/12/2009 02:19:28 PM
I almost said, "MASER" but that's something else. Tolkien is far less lethal. :P
I would find it very hard to combine the two, as Harkaway has only ever published one book (though that will change soon), and Tolkien's place is somewhat sacrosanct.

I just meant that if you are looking for things for your Christmas list, that might be a valid candidate.

I haven't read the Sprawl trilogy. What are the names of the individual books?

Neuromancer
Count Zero
Mona Lisa Overdrive

Gibson has a few other shorts set in the same world and even reusing a few of the minor characters (and one major one, who also happens to be the most popular) one of which, New Rose Hotel, I just learned was turned into a feature film starring Christopher Walken and Willem Defoe. Because cyberpunk wasn't weird enough already. :P

If it helps, Wikipedia does say Neuromancer was "the first novel to win the 'triple crown' of science fiction awards (the Nebula, the Hugo, and Philip K. Dick Award for paperback original), eventually selling more than 6.5 million copies worldwide." I also recall a few wotmaniacs buzzing about Pattern Recognition when it was released. Another book I should get around to reading, but The Difference Engine should come first if I do that, both because it's older and because it features Sam Houston, Tennessee's version of Pure Awesomeness. ;)


How does this relate to Pratchett?
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