Science Fiction

Mona Lisa Overdrive

By William Gibson

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Mona and Angie, a girl who has been able to go into cyberspace without a computer since childhood, are part of a shadowy group’s kidnapping plot toward darker intentions.

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Idoru

By William Gibson

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While a member of the music group Lo/Rez’s fan club goes looking into why one of the duo has decided to marry a virtual celebrity, a data specialist reveals a secret to the public and their paths unexpectedly intersect.

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Distraction

By Bruce Sterling

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A product of illegal genetic engineering, Oscar is a political spin doctor assigned by an almost totally corrupt Washington to investigate a scientific lab in east Texas known as the Collaboratory.

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Cryptonomicon

By Neal Stephenson.

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Taking place both in World War II and in present times, Cryptonomicon tells the story of a group of US cryptologists trying to break Axis codes, while in present times their grandchildren work together to create a new company and maybe find gold hidden since the War.

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All Tomorrow's Parties

By William Gibson

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A man who can recognize “nodal points” in history, those events leading up to a massive shift in human destiny, takes steps to make sure that people will be free to continue making their own destiny after the upcoming nodal point occurs.
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Whole Wide World

By Paul J. McAuley

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"London, in the aftermath of the Infowar. Surveillance cameras on every street corner, their tireless gaze linked to an artificial intelligence system. Censors patrolling the borders of the Internet. A young woman murdered before the gaze of eager voyeurs. A policeman sidelined to a backwater department seizes on the chance to contribute to this high-profile murder case, but soon finds himself caught up in a web of intrigue. Why was Sophie Booths murder broadcast over the Internet? What is the link between her murder and London's new surveillance system? Who is the self-styled Avenger, and why does he communicate only by email? Whole Wide World is a gripping conspiracy thriller set in a world where information is the universal currency and some people will do anything to be able to control it."
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The Minority Report and Other Stories

By Philip K. Dick

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The title story: Washington, D.C. has been murder-free thanks to astounding technology which identifies killers before they commit crimes. But when the chief of the Pre-crime unit is himself accused of a future murder, he has just 36 hours to discover who set him up. On audiocassette.
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The Grid

By Philip Kerr

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In the heart of Los Angeles, the "smart" building nicknamed "the Grid" can talk to its occupants, forecast the weather, and tell if any inhabitant has been taking drugs. On the eve of its opening, the key players gather to put the finishing touches on their masterpiece of architecture and computer science. Then something goes terribly wrong, and people begin to die. Now the creators must stop their creation--before it kils them all, one by one.

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Origin in Death

By J.D. Robb

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Lt. Eve Dallas of the NYPD, circa 2059, investigates murder at a futuristic cosmetic surgery clinic, assisted by "her drop-dead gorgeous, fabulously wealthy, staggeringly brilliant husband, Roarke." Action packed thrills tinged with science fiction conundrums.

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Noir

By K.W. Jeter

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Ex-information cop McNihil is enlisted to find the murderer of a young executive in a futuristic L.A., where the rich can seek forbidden thrills, indulging safely and anonymously in illicit fantasies through the use of computerized simulations known as prowlers.
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