[FoRK] Gibson's Spook Country

Jeff Bone <jbone at place.org> on Thu Aug 30 12:00:17 PDT 2007

Fantastic.  His second-best book, only topped by Count Zero.  In  
fact, if I have any criticism of Spook Country at all it's that it  
has (too?) many structural and character similarities to Count Zero.   
I didn't like Idoru and really didn't like Virtual Light, and could  
barely force myself to finish Pattern Recognition (though that may  
well deserve a second shot...)  But I couldn't put Spook Country  
down, and I expect it to stay with me for a while...

His thesis is that science fiction is extraneous at this point  
because the present is weird enough is...  thought-provoking.  In the  
sense that this provides a sort of proof, this may well be his most  
important book since Neuromancer - and possibly ever.

Highly recommended...

$0.02, YMMV.


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