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April 16, 2016, 03:46:19 AM
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Looking For Math,Science, and cyberpunk
« on: April 16, 2016, 03:46:19 AM »
Anyone know good books in the three genre's i provided?

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April 16, 2016, 05:11:13 PM
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Re: Looking For Math,Science, and cyberpunk
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2016, 05:11:13 PM »
Are you searching for something that fits in the three genre's at the same time?

The first author comes to my mind with this three topics is Greg Egan, but might not be really cyberpunk. He have a book named Incandescence, where he describes how an alien specie evolves science and understand it's environment. Another related reading from this Egan is Distress about a physics conference in the future in an anarchist floating island.

If you just want something about math, for me one of the best is Douglas R. Hofstadter's Godel, Escher, Bach-An Eternal Golden Braid.
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April 18, 2016, 06:18:50 PM
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Re: Looking For Math,Science, and cyberpunk
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2016, 06:18:50 PM »
I have to accede Las Zenow, Hofstadter's "Godel, Escher, Bach" is really on my list of the most inspiring books; its aesthetic synthesis garnishes a pile of topoi with refreshing dialogs.
By the way, we could make a list of books that made the most impact respective could be worth reading for others?

April 25, 2016, 08:03:26 AM
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Re: Looking For Math,Science, and cyberpunk
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2016, 08:03:26 AM »
 ;D
Are you searching for something that fits in the three genre's at the same time?

The first author comes to my mind with this three topics is Greg Egan, but might not be really cyberpunk. He have a book named Incandescence, where he describes how an alien specie evolves science and understand it's environment. Another related reading from this Egan is Distress about a physics conference in the future in an anarchist floating island.

If you just want something about math, for me one of the best is Douglas R. Hofstadter's Godel, Escher, Bach-An Eternal Golden Braid.


thank you and the other person above me... good suggestions!
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April 25, 2016, 08:11:29 PM
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Re: Looking For Math,Science, and cyberpunk
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2016, 08:11:29 PM »
Thanks Las Zenow & opheleo for the recommendation!

June 06, 2016, 10:57:11 AM
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Re: Looking For Math,Science, and cyberpunk
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2016, 10:57:11 AM »
I really enjoyed Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash (http://xfmro77i3lixucja.onion/book/98KpUwGguhWupxy9). His other more popular book The Cryptonomicon (http://xfmro77i3lixucja.onion/book/aG3vkGJP4oi3aX4L) isn't cyberpunk, but contains a good deal of math and science. Well, math, at least.

June 09, 2016, 11:59:29 AM
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Re: Looking For Math,Science, and cyberpunk
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2016, 11:59:29 AM »
From Neal Stephenson I like a lot The Diamon Age(http://xfmro77i3lixucja.onion/book/E01D1Q1Dy3sgbU1i). I find interesting his vision of miny-states with completely different views on the world.

I find funny how he used to write classical cyberpunk novels (snow crash, the diamon age, ...) and he transition to write more history/crypto/tech-serious novels (cryptonomicon, quicksilver, ...) and how this transition happens more or less at the same time than he stops being a mac user to become a unix command line user (BeOS at the beginning). He wrote about his computer conversion in In the Beginning...Was the Command Line(http://xfmro77i3lixucja.onion/book/PnSdKqi6sOAk-xcx).
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