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Silicon.com interviews the founder of cyberpunk regarding his new novel Spook Country and how Neuromancer has aged.
Apparently things are changing too fast for Mr. Gibson to write SF any more. WTF?

Sort of related: Frank Tipler bitches out Professor Death for living in the past when it comes to interstellar travel. Quoth Tipler:
Human will NEVER engage in interstellar travel. Only human downloads and artificial intelligences. Carrying full size human bodies, active or frozen, is too inefficient.

Fine, Frank, you stay here and send your starwisp to Alpha Centauri; the rest of us have a rendezvous with destiny out beyond the Hinder Stars. Guys like you used to say Goddard's rockets wouldn't work and Oppenheimer's bomb wouldn't go off, so I'm not too worried about your defeatist attitude on star travel.

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edwarddain
Aug. 7th, 2007 04:19 am (UTC)
I have to say...
Gibson has become an increasingly cynical fuck since the mid-90's...
wombat_socho
Aug. 7th, 2007 05:09 am (UTC)
Re: I have to say...
We're not living in his future and he's NOT HAPPY. :3
edwarddain
Aug. 7th, 2007 04:58 pm (UTC)
Re: I have to say...
LOL!
wombat_socho
Aug. 7th, 2007 06:18 pm (UTC)
Re: I have to say...
Y RLY...the whole thing came off like Colonel Blimp lecturing the natives on proper deportment, although that could be just me.
nickiq
Aug. 7th, 2007 05:50 am (UTC)
You read any Richard K. Morgan? His Takeshi Kovacs novels deal a lot with the Frank Tipler quote you have there, and he's gritty, violent and excellent cyberpunk.
wombat_socho
Aug. 7th, 2007 03:00 pm (UTC)
Nope, I haven't, but I'll start looking for him now. Thanks for the tip!
edwarddain
Aug. 7th, 2007 04:59 pm (UTC)
Very, very, very well worth picking up!
wombat_socho
Aug. 7th, 2007 06:17 pm (UTC)
*puts very large check mark next to this name*
nickiq
Aug. 7th, 2007 06:48 pm (UTC)
I can't seem to find my copy of Altered Carbon, but I have Broken Angels and Woken Furies, if you want to borrow them.
wombat_socho
Aug. 7th, 2007 09:01 pm (UTC)
You do realize I'm leaving the state in less than a week, right?
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