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    William Gibson

    Going to see him talk about his new book tonight! The new book, Distrust That Particular Flavor, is a collection of his nonfiction writings (articles, speeches, etc). I've really enjoyed it so far, as it provides both an insight into him as an author and his intriguing views as a futurist.

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    I've tried, but I can't get into Gibson. I read Idoru, which I thought was pretty bad: I liked some of the descriptions, and the bits about computers, and cyberspace were interesting, but the plot was beyond terrible. I started Neuromancer, but the "noir" voice irritated me no end. Do you have a recommendation for his absolute best book? Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aggroculture View Post
    Do you have a recommendation for his absolute best book? Cheers.
    Hmm. Since you didn't like Neuromancer (normally my first recommendation), I'd suggest trying Spook Country or Zero History. That trilogy is in a contemporary setting, and has some interesting takes on augmented reality and clothing design, respectively.

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    Don't suppose anyone has a copy of Count Zero in hard cover they'd like to sell....

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