Glenn said: It’s really weird reading a book that coined the term cyberpunk way back in I mean Published by Bruce Bethke (first published ). In the early Spring of , Bruce wrote a little story about a band of teenage hackers. From the very first draft this story. Bruce Bethke is a writer and computer consultant who lives and works in quiet, suburban, Pig’s Eye Landing, Minnesota. He is the author of more than
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Preview — Cyberpunk by Bruce Bethke. Cyberpunk by Bruce Bethke. Our hero is a good kid who’s fallen in with a bad crowd; his parents eventually realize something is wrong and try to suppress the relationship.
This results in the kid befhke using his technical skills cbyerpunk deliberate purpose, to rebel against his parents — and to win, because the paradigm shift is completely in his favor.
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Oct 27, Glenn Conley rated it liked it Shelves: It’s really weird reading a book that coined the term “cyberpunk” way back in I mean, there were barely any computers around in As far as I can tell, the story is actually set in the 80’s. Well, that’s not really true. In the beginning of the book, the kid is some kind of hacker, cruising around with his hacker buddies.
So, at first it seems like the story is set in the future. But then the kid gets sent off to military school, and it seems that they are sent back in time to the 80’s It’s really weird reading a book that coined the term “cyberpunk” way back in But then the kid gets sent off to military school, and it seems that they are sent back in time to the 80’s. It just becomes dated writing once he gets to military school.
There’s still some computer code jargon thrown around once in a while, but for the most part, its just regular 80’s style military school. And then, it turns into The Shawshank Redemption.
Because, our cyberpunk hero has a skill that the general desperately needs. See, the school needs a computer system. And this cyberpunk is the only one who has the skills to build it.
So, here we are, back cyberphnk the 80’s. I mean, if this story was indeed set in the future, where computers are so common that every teenager cybeepunk one, how the bloody fuck does this military school not have a computer system?
It just doesn’t make any sense at all. Jan 10, Jose Luis Rivas rated it it was amazing. This was the first cyberpunk story I read, and I really love it.
If you like technology and are into programming this will be a pretty good read cyberpunj feel identified. Dec 28, Anton Potapenko rated it really liked it. Dec 16, Red Alexandria rated it really liked it. It’s an interesting coming of age behke set in an anachronistic futurist America that is heavily influenced by Soviet superiority and bethme, but still maintains some of the same core concepts that you would find cybwrpunk a Heinlein novel.
Throughout this book, there were a couple of things that were nagging at me – the greatest being was “Based on the title who is this aimed at? I found that this story brucf ultimately heavier on the “punk” than the “cyber” aspects, though the first third of the book did a pretty good service to teenage cyber hacking that all of us atleast me fantasized about when we were in our early teens. Ultimately the rest of the book is the common, often over used tale of a boy turning into a man; this time the boy crosses that threshold when he creates a computer network for the Academy – which in would seem something akin to a 16 year old ending African famine by deploying a network of solar powered water wells throughout the continent.
It isn’t overly original, but still entertaining to read through. My main complaint of the story is that in seperating the “cyber” from the “punk” aspects of the story it’s almost impossible to have the story tie it together by its end For what it’s worth, I could easily see this story optioned by the SyFy channel as one of their “bad movies” that you watch on Saturday, and I would more than cybeepunk make an appointment to watch it.
Mar 22, Lady Entropy rated it liked it. I really really wish I could have given one more star to this book, because I really enjoyed it. However, the book makes a promise cyberpubk doesn’t keep in its opening scene: Oh sure, the brruce character is a cyberpunk, down to his toeing the line to unlikeable at the start, but halfway through act one, all that is tossed out and suddenly we have a story of a cyberpuni growing up in military academy.
Again, I enjoyed it, but I kept hoping for the cyberpunk to return and it never d I really really wish I could have given one more star to this book, because I really enjoyed it. Again, I enjoyed it, but I kept hoping for the cyberpunk to return and it never did. The characters were fun and well-developed and this was mostly a character book but there was no real closure, no real solution of the main conflict which shifted and changed like crazynothing but a very rushed victory over an antagonist that only shows up midway though the third act.
Still very fun, still with a very interesting setting, albeit not properly explored. Apr 12, Neon Snake rated it liked it. It’s a good little book, and beyond the title, the opening scenes set up brhce lot of the tropes that are today associated with pop-culture cyberpunk – mohawked punk kids with portable computers sticking it to the man by hacking their way through the net, passing off costs and brruce to faceless law firms and corporations.
Yes, it’s da It’s a good little book, and beyond the title, the opening scenes set up a lot of the tropes that are today associated with pop-culture cyberpunk – mohawked punk kids with portable computers sticking it to the man by hacking their way through the net, passing off costs brice charges to faceless law firms and corporations. Yes, it’s dated, and it offers a heavily romanticised view of hacking, but this is one of the the stories that held open the door, before Neuromancer came along and blew it off its hinges.
Mar 21, Michael rated it liked it. A coming of age novel–the Bildungsroman–writ for the cyber era.
Bruce Bethke: Cyberpunk
Reminiscent otherwise to the Hunger Games in its military fetishism of pitting young people against one another as a socially-normative event. Why did I read this? Oct 11, Thomas rated it really liked it. This is dated a little bit. But it’s impressive, once you realize it came out the same year as Neueomancer.
Jan 21, Barry rated it really liked it Shelves: A coming-of-age-story in ‘Cyberpunk’ style I really enjoyed it. Adrian rated it liked it Nov 17, Cassandra Chin rated it really liked it Apr 22, Jimmy rated it really liked it May 24, Henry Vogel rated it it was amazing Mar 13, Silver rated it liked it Dec 04, Jack Sharp rated it liked it Jul 28, Newtabularasa rated it really liked it Dec 20, David William Elswick rated it it was ok Apr 06, Dopp rated it it was amazing Apr 22, Gautamphegde rated it it was amazing Oct 31, KillDeer rated it liked it May 06, David rated it liked it Feb 07, Kodi-blaine Brown rated it liked it Jan 09, Anna Davis rated it it was amazing Bethie 22, Tom Chiverton rated it really liked cyebrpunk Feb 07, Robin Powell rated it liked it Oct 13, Vladimir sial Todorov rated nruce really liked it Aug 25, Dion Philippo rated it liked it May 02, Andreea rated it liked it Nov 12, Silverin rated it liked it Jul 23, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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