Avoiding cyberpunk literature

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Forgot to mention on thing about my Sci-Fi tour: no cyberpunk books. No Snow Crash. No Gibson. No Islands in the Net (whose title bares too much resemblence to the Parton/Rogers duet “Islands in the Stream”). I program computers and write about technology for a living — now I should read about them for fun? No thanks.

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