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Synners by Pat CadiganI have often joked at work that I can t wait for the day when I can just lug in and let my company use my brain Claws of the Crocodile Mission Survival power while I entertain myself with a book It s a fun thought but Synners explores what that might really be like What if we could get information out of our heads as easily as thinking What if we could experience things virtually by inputting sensory information directly into our brains For Gina Gabe and Visual Mark the invention of sockets in conjunction with brain mapping lets that happen At first they use it to create immersive movies and music videos but soon it becomes clear how much they have to change for the machines ahrase used by several characters to describe their feelings about technological advancesThe three main characters each a creator of virtual reality entertainment have different reactions to sockets Gina is the least accepting of the technology She is already used to chasing Visual Mark around in real life Le Sens du mouvement pulling him out of drugged stupors and trying to steer him inroductive directions She long ago gave up the idea of them as a couple but still sees their lives as Les relations intimes, tome 1 permanently and intimately twined She receives sockets to try to maintain her connection to Mark when the large corporation they work for decides they are giving Mark sockets whether she comes along or not Her relationship to the sockets is adversarial Though she creates music videos when needed she makes no effort to soften the impact of her thoughts If they want a fall in the video she makes sure it is a terrifying fallMark is on the far other end of the spectrum He has always been extremely creative and used drugs as a way to temper his own thoughts Now that he has sockets he abandons his body and learns to use the technology around him as his senses and limbs He can finally get his visualizations out of him in all of their gloryGabe is somewhere in between Before the sockets he spent most of his time with virtual companions in a virtual world he d cludged together and which mutated in unexpected but desirable ways He was used to his companions and the technology he had to interact with them He turned out just enough work to stay employed When sockets made the technology he was used to obsolete he had a hard time adjusting Theyromised him that it would be easier to create virtual scenarios after all it only took a thought but he found it hard to master his own thoughts He used to fit so comfortably into the world he had created The creation of the world once catalyzed did not reuire his intervention just his Eiríks saga rauða participation After the sockets he stood in his own way when creating things that reuired his concentration The sockets demanded that he be the everresent master of his imaginingsWhat is interesting about these characters as a set especially to the reader who may live to see such technologies is that they are all middle aged They have history and complications that younger characters do not They remember when virtual reality and brain manipulation technologies were in their infancy and those of their generation that were going to wash out Already Have They Are Survivors Who Don have They are survivors who don sp This is a cyberpunk novel with musicians instead of shades wearing hackers It was nominated for Nebula in 1991 I read it as a art of Monthly reads in Hugo Nebula Awards Best Novels for September 2019The story follows multiple characters and starts with a twist I m going to die said *JonesThe Statuesue Tattoo Artist Paused Between The Lotuses She Was *statuesue tattoo artist aused between the lotuses she was to the arm of the space case lolling half conscious in the chair What againThe following first third of the book introduces a number of diverse characters with unusual for the time strong female cast who are in no Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House particular order a musical videoroducer young and old hackers a roducer of interactive immersing games based on old movies several musicians a low rank manager ready to kill in order to advance a sentient AI Because the reader falls in the midst of the story it moistly reads as wtf is happening As story rogresses we readers get a better understanding what s going on and there is an interesting mix of As story Viteliú. Il viaggio di Marzio progresses we readers get a better understanding what s going on and there is an interesting mix ofredictions and errors that seem obvious The most glaring inconsistency is an absence of web search engine like Google now and AltaVista in 1995 Yes the web itself was announced in 1990 and first web searchers appeared in 1993 but search function was used earlier both on local computers and Going Going Ganache Cupcake Bakery Mystery pre WWW networks Instead in the book they crawl through directory trees The strongestrediction is user generated video content think YouTube From reviews here on GR many reviewers were impressed by the ending and upped their ratings due to it For me it was yes unusual but nothing extraordinary To evade spoilers there is a lengthy adventure in virtual reality that constantly reshapes earlier memories and experiences of the characters a bit like Elysium The concept is interesting but I wasn t enad with execution They might yet Truth is cheap but information costs I can t remember who said thatVince What s His Name said Sam Died in a terrorist raid or something I thought you said all information should be freeIt should It isn t Knowledge is A Crown of Snow and Ice: A Retelling of The Snow Queen (Beyond the Four Kingdoms Book 3) (English Edition) power Butower corrupts Which means the Age of Fast Information is an extremely corrupt age in which to liveAren t they all Sam asked himHe smiled his dreamy little smile at her Ah but I think we re approaching a kind of corruption unlike anything we ve ever known before Sam I Am Sometimes I think we may be on the verge of an original sinTV and TV It looks like something out of an old movie Sam said Forty fifty years ago they were always dragging out the TV screens when they wanted to show what the glorious future would look like. In Synners the line between technology and humanity is hopelessly slim A constant stre. As if the future was just going to be TVThey d be cut off from the rest of the world Sam couldn t remember a time in her life when that had ever happened before twenty four hours a day every day for almost eighteen years she had been within arm s reach of outside contact the idea of not having anything made her feel claustrophobic and she said soI ve never thought of it that way Fez told her Though I must admit I ve felt antsy since the dataline went down It bothers me that I can t ress a button and check on the rest of the world or at least the small A Pastors Practical Guide to Funerals parts of it that I m interested in I m not the only one You haven t been able to walk around and see it dear but the irritability threshold around here is lower than it used to be We re not in our natural habitat any We ve become denizens of the net Homo datumSynners All appropriate technology hurt somebody A whole lot of somebodies Nuclear fusion the fucking Ford assembly line the fucking airplane Fire for Christ s sake Every technology has its original sinRating 25 stars rounded downDone Done done done done DONE The ideas were certainly interesting Hell the characters were interesting However the story could have been told in about half the time And most importantly theresentation could have been done in a way that didn t make me feel toxed for the majority of the book Reading it felt like the the longest fucking trip of my life Now where are the Cheetos I did not get very far with this one I found Cadigan s writing extremely irritating I felt like she was trying too hard to be cool down with the kids The story is about tattooed druggie hackers who listen to rock music and go against a big corporate record label or something At the start of chapter 2 one character who is of course very cool is in court wondering whether she will be found guilty of anything and charged The speculation concludes with Fuck it what difference did one charge make anyway The fines would clean her out and then some one garnishment on her wages so fucking what All she cared about now was getting back on the street Later she wonders what her BFF Mark is doing But the best uestion was what the fuck was Mark doing there all on his own without a word to her She and Mark were in it together always had been They d been in it together in the beginning and when Galen had bought most of the video Caveman 3 production company out from under the Beater and they d been in it together when Galen had let the monster conglomerate take EyeTraxx over from him and they were supposed to be in it together the day after tomorrow when they were due to show up for their first full day working for the monster conglomerate Cadigan is so fucking cool that she italicises the word fuck I gave up atage 36 Not my thing This was the Trylogia husycka (Trylogia husycka pick of the month for the LadyVaults on MagicalSpacePussycats and so naturally I read it It was my first foray into Cyberpunk and it was MiNdBeNdInG This was written during the early stage of the web and yet it is jammed full of new ideas and ideas which really have happened A story filled with hackers and VR simulations and big bad corporationsdefinitely a little scary when compared to our world but also very imaginativeOne element which I did like about this was the sheer amount of female characters A lot of the time I read books by male authors when reading SFF and I think over time that has made me accept the token women in the story than I should This book being written by a lady has about a 5050 split of malefemale characters and that alone was truly refreshingI will say if you want to dive into this it isrobably going to be a challenge for you if it s your first *CYBERPUNK LIKE ME BUT IF YOU PUSH ON IT *like me but if you ush on it have some very cool moments I definitely enjoyed reading this and the experience it gave me coming waaay out of my comfort zone Overall a 35 from me If you want to hear spoiler y discussion of this book it will be featured in Magical Space Pussycats Podcast Ep 3 which should go up next week so keep a look out for that D There is a great deal to enjoy and admire about this rescient trippy novel its energetic D There is a great deal to enjoy and admire about this La voglia dei cazzi e altri fabliaux medievali prescient trippy novel its energeticrose its efforts to imagine and bring to life virtual reality experiences long before virtual reality experiences were made real it was The Great Bullocky Race published in 1990 and its colorful cast of characters especially the foul mouthed drivenrone to fisticuffs Gina But ultimately it spins its narrative wheels a bit too much over the course of its several hundred Rogue Protocol pages and the climax devolves into near incoherence I m glad to have read it and it s definitely way satisfying than some of the other 3 star reads on my shelf but I also wanted from it in the end Cyberpunk Is it allretty much a mess wrapped up with mirror shades and spinal shunts hacking and gunsNOT this one Well it was صفیر سیمرغ pretty much a mess of characters and mediots for than half the novel and I ll be honest I was rather mystified and wondering where the novel was going or whether it WAS going anywhere It felt like a random number generator approach to novelization We had a bunch of friends all interconnected on the media train in all differentositions or outside of the corporate loop and most of it was fairly interesting in and of itself but then I kept asking myself Where is this going It felt like a discovery novel As in the author is throwing out everything and she s just gonna get there when she gets thereWhich is fine but I truly had to wonder As a coherency thing I got through something like 70% of the novel and I was CERTAIN that I was going to give it a 2 star rating I was SO over it I didn t like it I didn t careSo what happenedWell apparently Cadigan ueen Mary and others pulled one hell of a magic trick on us or she 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Ver her text with a VERY fine comb in rep for the rewrite and then just roduced GENIUS wrapping up all these character threads into something really freaking amazing for the last 30% of the novel Total vindication All those bits and LES LOIS NATURELLES DE L'ENFANT pieces came shining out of theage and turned this hot mess of a novel into something Liebe, Mia, Sevilla - Kolumne ins Glück (Liebesroman, Chick-Lit) profound technologically awesome and strangeI wouldn t say that I d like to read this again anytime soonerhaps because it was something of a chore but the satisfaction uotient is WAY up there She knows how to Backwards Out of the Big World pull of ENDINGS WowThis was the dark horse of all novels And it turned outretty The Hanging of Angeliue The Untold Story of Canadian Slavery and the Burning of Old Montreal punk ish by the end too but no guns It s a nice change for the genre I d kinda forgotten how much I love good cyberpunk until I read this Turns out I really really like itInterestingly in many ways this feels like areuel to much of the cyberpunk I ve read The main contention is the invention of Fragile Eternity putting sockets intoeople s heads to allow them to experience and manipulate the datelines read internet directly the result of which or something similar is what Gibson and Scott and their friends are basically examining So from a getting started Restrain By Treaty ui Treaty Collection perspective I found this book really awesome and in lots of other ways tooCadigan takes the cast of thousands approach using multipleerspectives although always in third Lord of Shadows person to show lots of different dimensions and angles to the story There were times at which this was a bit confusing but on reflection I wonder if this wasn t done intentionally There were uite a few chapters which shiftederspective where the new character could have been one of several and it s only revealed whose story we re reading after a Kolme katku vahel I II Balthasar Russowi romaan page or so This contributed to the fairly frenetic feel that the entire book indulges in which is largely appropriate given the madness that ensues in the second half of the story It s also very nice because the variety of characters and their individual stories give wonderfulerspective and insight into different aspects of the story Which I likedThe world Cadigan has created is simultaneously a bit dated it was ublished in 1991 but once some of the terms are translated also uite recognisable She talks of datalines and how eople get their news that s basically souped up data retrieval services and massively hyped up RSS readers that do the work for you And then they use the sockets initially to rev up rock music videos which is just such an hysterically funny idea that the sheer bizarreness just carried me away giggling and happily belief suspended Also there s a lot of drug use Which is Viimeiset vieraat: elämää autiotaloissa perhaps neither here nor there but also certainly adds to the manicness Thelot revolves around the introduction of sockets and what that might mean for society with a whole lot of corporate hijinkery and espionage and hackery as well There s a fatherdaughter relationship that ops up every now and then not something you see every day in this sort of futuristic novel as well as somewhat surprisingly when you see the characters a love story that s not very romantic in one way but actually really is sweet in a fierce I ll deck you sort of way Plus a load of bizarre and whacked friendships and enmities that go a long way towards opulating this world with dysfunctional but uite entertaining charactersThis was my first Cadigan novel I ll be coming *back for In fact I have Tea from an Empty Cup sitting on my shelf DNF 116 agesI gave this *for In fact I have Tea from an Empty Cup sitting on my shelf DNF 116 agesI gave this shot but can t muster any enthusiasm to continue I have no idea what is going on but nothing about it has inspired me to The Tin Star persevere to discover there are too many characters to keep track of and I am finding the writing style jarring I don t think cyberpunk is my thing Took me three times through to be fairly sure I had all there was in this book when I first read it back in the early 90s It s dense It s cryptic Its narrative cuts are very very sharp It s got its own slang and a heap of expert IT argot and it bristles with wicked lines If you can t eat it or fuck it and it can t dance throw it away Ninetyercent of life is being there and the other ten They Called Her Alivia percent is being there on time And the key motif the one the whole book s about Change for the machines O my yes that still works best of allThe characters are nearly as sharp as the lines and the world building is neat info LAlugged into every form of VR there was from appetite suppressant implants to insty Vikings parties for the suburban wannabes via somebody s gypsy cam and somebody else s wired up hot suit It has excellent space opera sub stories and wild ideas about the old SF chestnuts like What is Human To uote the other catchhrase is all that far enough up the stupidsphere for youWith 20 years and change since the first time I worried that like so many near future cutting edge novels it wouldn t work when the future catches up But Synners makes it in spades The info scene is actually right on line the comp science was so well done that it hardly feels dated The frenzy about viruses is all that seems a bit retrospective now But the eople are still cool And the lines are still sharp And the story still whacks along like Metallica on fast forward and the scenarios haven t lost an inch of punch Esp the melt down viral breakout and the last showdown on the virtual lake shore uick nod Esp THE MELT DOWN VIRAL BREAKOUT AND THE LAST SHOWDOWN melt down viral breakout and the last showdown the virtual lake shore uick nod Stranger on the Shore there with its scene jumping almost as fast and confusing for the reader as it is for Gina and Gabe A few books aren t just a good read but become a world you don t want to leave I m happy Synners is still one in my small ile of those Anyone too far up in the stupidsphere to whack to it in Synnerspeak and a number of reviewers seem to have been well that s a real shame for her or him. 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