Cyberpunk: Wired Weirdness in the Library

Neuromancer

By William Gibson

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Case was the best out there – a hacker no one could beat, until his talent was literally fried out of his brain. Working deals in the dark computer underground, he has been offered his skills back – for a price.
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Pattern Recognition

By William Gibson

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Cayce is a “cool hunter” who is obsessed with bits of strange footage which pop up at odd intervals across the Web. As she looks for patterns in the images she sees, her job and her obsession collide when a rich megalomaniac hires her to find the creator of this footage to exploit for commercial purposes.

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Snow Crash

By Neal Stephenson

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When one of the best friends of Hiro Protagonist, hacker, samurai swordsman and pizza deliveryman, overdoses on a new designer drug called Snow Crash, he begins to investigate in a postmodern world where our Internet is known as the Metaverse and where every institution is privately controlled, even the government and the police.

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The Diamond Age

By Neal Stephenson

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A brilliant nanotech engineer designs a completely interactive book, “A Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer," to educate his daughter. However, the book instead falls into the hands of streetwise though uneducated youth who gives it to his sister.

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The Difference Engine

By William Gibson, Bruce Sterling

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What if the computer age had begun a hundred years earlier than it actually did?
This "alternative history" imagines a Victorian England run by steam-powered computing engines, and governed by an intellectual elite led by Prime Minister Byron. When an ambitious young paleontologist comes into possession of a dangerous set of program cards he begins running for his life....
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The Matrix

By Keanu Reeves

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Neo was an average man working a dead-end job during the day and performing online crimes at night, looking for the answer to the question that had plagued him all his life: What is the Matrix?
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True Names by Vernor Vinge and the Opening of the Cyberspace Frontier

By James Frenkel

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Written in 1981, this is story of remarkable prescience which tells of a virtual world in which people live and commit crimes, in which the more power one has in the virtual world, the more power one has in the real world.

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Zodiac

By Neal Stephenson

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The first person narrative of S.T., an environmental watchdog who, while investigating the potent contamination of Boston Harbor, finds the contamination suddenly disappears, while the dangers are suddenly more than he can handle.

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