I just finished reading Snow Crash & and need a new victim (10)

1 Name: Bookworm : 2006-07-10 02:31 ID:6BPBQGL/

As the title states I just finished reading Snow Crash, and would like to find something else to read along a similar vein. \^^\ thank you in advance my little book monkeys!

2 Name: Bookworm : 2006-07-12 01:41 ID:TAI2QmS3

In a similar vein? Do you mean other work from Neal Stephenson, or do you mean cyberpunk generally, or...?

Snow Crash was a different sort of novel because Neal Stephenson was taking the dark, dystopian, humorless tropes of 1980s cyberpunk and playing them for laughs. I've never read anything else quite like it.

3 Name: Bookworm : 2006-07-14 06:53 ID:mbKHaiOO

Try "Only Forward" by Michael Marshall Smith. It's less intellectual then Snow Crash (can't really complain, 99.9% of fiction is) but has a similar feel to it.

4 Name: Bookworm : 2006-07-15 11:02 ID:xQWTvpu/

The Galatic Pot-healer by Philip K Dick

5 Name: Bookworm : 2006-07-17 21:10 ID:0e7EqMFm


Snow Crash, "intellectual"? It's like a movie script of a crappy animu.

6 Name: Einhander!anzteOw4H6 : 2006-07-19 05:53 ID:Pg8SM7Ln

No mention of Neuromancer?

7 Name: Bookworm : 2006-07-23 22:57 ID:XQ8XgnMc

Neuromancer! ;)

Actually, if you like the cyberpunk setting, try some of the Shadowrun novels. They're not exactly what one would consider "Good Literature" but they're fun to read.

Go away, evil troll from outer space.

8 Name: dmpk2k!hinhT6kz2E : 2006-07-24 00:22 ID:Heaven

Permutation City by Greg Egan.

The author takes himself quite seriously though, and has this annoying tendency to infodump.

9 Name: Bookworm : 2006-07-24 12:17 ID:PVtty2rJ


He's right. Snow Crash is anything but "intellectual". It's hilarious and highly entertaining, but that's it.

And yeah, if you want more Snow Crash, your only real choice is really more Neal Stephenson books. There's not really anybody else out there who writes like him.

10 Name: Captain Squid : 2007-01-11 04:34 ID:Bx0Irjtd

Try looking for "Slow River" a good cyberpunk read about the fate of mankind's water supply. I know that sounds boring, but it does have lots of hard-core lesbian scenes. Plus, the twist at the end is a good'un.

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