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I just finished Rainbows End, by Vernor Vinge. It's a great novel imo, especially The Rabbit was quite entertaining. I recommend all of you to read it, even if you don't read that often.
As for other cyberpunk literature I've only really read Neal Stephenson. My favorites are Cryptonomicon and Snow Crash

So lains, what's your favorite cyberpunk literature?

>inb4 no gibson

I'll read some of him someday, I promise


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Not sure it's my favorite cyberpunk novel, but the last one I read was Idoru.

The premise is a little silly, but there are some interesting ideas about digital celebrities manufacturing fame. Plus, considering we now have Hatsune Miku and people marrying their dakimakura, the book shows a certain prescience.


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>William Gibson shows prescience
news at 11


Hatsune Miku is really quite interesting from a /cyb/ perspective desu. In a sense, she is a manufactured product, but the corporate producers did not define her identity: the fans did. It was they who wrote the songs, they who made the MADs, they who came up with the personality of the characters. It's like the Touhou secondary fandom – except the line between secondary and primary is dissolved entirely, because there is no centralized source material.

Sure, the entire community is based on proprietary software, but the content that community produces (which is the actual centerpiece of that community) treats that content in a very non-corporate way.


I think to Kizuna AI

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