Headcrash [Bruce Bethke] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A Junior Engineer for Monolithic Diversified Enterprises, Jack Burroughs finds. Headcrash by Bruce Bethke – book cover, description, publication history. In science fiction circles, Bruce Bethke is best known either for his short story, “Cyberpunk,” his Philip K. Dick Award-winning novel, Headcrash.
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Preview — Headcrash by Bruce Bethke.
When this book came out inthere was still an audience for books that talked about the Internet or, god forbid, “the ‘Net” as some hip, daring, countercultural construct populated mostly by “hackers” and other assorted outlaw types. Feb 19, Daniel rated it liked it Shelves: But given the enormous amount of spam this account receives, he keeps the spam and junk mail filters locked down pretty tight.
betjke The story moves at a frenetic pace, with hardly a break to catch one’s breath. Defeating them will be a different matter entirely An very entertaining cyberpunk quest.
The following issues are currently available on Amazon. Well, you would think thievery from a large corporation with strong defenses would be hard, but now he has to go up against — get this — an author. Most are headcrsh free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers.
The only reasons it gets 4 stars is because some of the beautiful humour is lost during the Romanian translation although the translator was surely doing his best. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
However, he did allow two of his stories to be used for this design experiment. Not even good cyberpunk. Everyone thinks I should just shut up, and accept the vast inheritance coming my way. Thirteen-year-old Percival Drew expected to spend the summer doing little more than tinkering with those new-fangled gasoline-powered motorcars. It had that 90’s vr is going to change the world vibe. Mark rated it really liked it Feb 13, You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. The Counterfeit Captain – Audio Book.
I thought it was going to be a Geek office comedy but that ended at around page I tried to read Neuromancer by William Gibson, back in ’96 or so and got absolutely nothing out of it.
Bruce Bethke is one of the most readable writers today, and this is one of his better efforts, short and sweet and funny.
They’re total wankers and losers who indulge in Messianic fantasies about someday getting even with the world through almost-magical computer skills, but whose actual use of the Net amounts to dialing up the scatophilia forum and downloading a few disgusting pictures.
Not being a gamer, I can’t say whether the virtual reality environment as depicted here is realistic or even possible. I’ll go out on a limb and take it one step further Betjke the climax is truly fitting After all, if there is no place in the universe for you, you have to headcrzsh your own.
How can you go wrong with a story containing blood thirsty barbarians, dastardly villains, pirates, a rascally rogue, heroes and fierce marines, and for good measure a beautiful princess?
Bruce is not on Twitter. Wish there was a sequel. This is the kind of book you read when you want something light that you can finish in a day or two without expending a great deal of mental energy. Feb 01, Al rated it really liked it.
Anyone else can probably skip this book, and not be missing much.
The three star rating may be a tad generous, but I did smile at a couple parts and appreciated the repetitive humor. There he’s sentenced to exile on a deserted island, where he apparently goes, only to wind up a beach boy in Hawaii. You can attempt to send email to:. He takes her up on it, with the support of his buddy, and is shipped some cutting edge virtual reality gear, which includes gloves, footwear, a bra, and yes, an anal dildo.
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This was a stupid book and I can’t believe I wasted parts of two otherwise good days on it. The style of hewdcrash is very smooth and tight, with the level of character development quite superb. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Rebel Moon Science fiction novel. But how can they hope to escape from Psi Corps, when the Corps has the full might of the Terran Federation behind it?