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Agency (Hardcover, 2020, Berkley) 3 stars

"One of the most visionary, original, and quietly influential writers currently working" (The Boston …

its neuromancer 2

4 stars

Its interesting to see gibson circle back on his hit - this is very similar to neuromancer, but more grounded, and somehow set last year, or a few years ago even.

There is a minor grandpa vibes developing too. I don't think gibsons politics are bad, they just feel more visibly centrist than they were in the past.

Consider Phlebas is perhaps one of the lesser-known, but nevertheless the first, of the revelationary …

Review of 'Consider Phlebas' on 'GoodReads'

2 stars

I don't know why I was under the impression that this was a super important part of the sci fi cannon. It had some interesting imagery in it, but it was pretty silly action movie sequences for the large part. I am curious how the culture grows in the other books though, there were enough of these written that some in them must have stuck.

White Noise (2016) 4 stars

White Noise is the eighth novel by Don DeLillo, published by Viking Press in 1985. …

Review of 'White Noise' on 'GoodReads'

4 stars

I found this simultaneously a slog and super fascinating. The arc of the story reminded me of Ballard in a bunch of ways, it became increasingly hallucinatory as it went on, and was never truly grounded in the first place. Though it wallowed in mundanity in a way that reminded me of Ionesco for the first part of the book. I don't know that I could recommend it, and it possibly turned me off DeLillo forever, but its really hard to say. I think that there are moments from it that will stick with me for a long time, and that's really all I can ask for in a book.