Paperback ñ Synners PDF/EPUB ✓


  • Paperback
  • 448
  • Synners
  • Pat Cadigan
  • English
  • 28 February 2019
  • 9781568581859

10 thoughts on “Synners

  1. Bradley Bradley says:

    Paperback ñ Synners PDF/EPUB ✓ synners ebok, SynnersSynners eBookCyberpunk.

    Is it all pretty much a mess wrapped up with mirror shades and spinal shunts, hacking and guns?

    NOT this one!

    Well, it was pretty much a mess of characters and mediots for more than half the novel and I'll be honest, I was rather mystified and wondering where the novel was going or whether it WAS going anywhere. It felt like a random number generator approach to novelization. We had a


  2. Sylvia Kelso Sylvia Kelso says:

    Paperback ñ Synners PDF/EPUB ✓ synners ebok, SynnersSynners eBookTook me three times through to be fairly sure I had all there was in this book, when I first read it back in the early 90s. It's dense. It's cryptic. Its narrative cuts are very, very sharp. It's got its own slang and a heap of expert-IT-argot and it bristles with wicked lines. If you can't eat it or fuck it and it can't dance, throw it away. - Ninety percent of life is being there, and the other ten percent is being there on time. And the key-motif, the one the whole book's about: Change for the machines. O my, yes, that still works best of all.
    The characters are nearly as sharp as the lines, and the world-building is neat - info-LA plugged into every form of VR there was, from appetite-suppressant implants to insty-parties for the suburban wannabes, via somebody's gypsy cam and somebody else's wired up hot-suit. It has excellent space opera sub-stories, and wild ideas about the old SF chestnuts like, What is Hu


  3. Alex Bright Alex Bright says:

    Paperback ñ Synners PDF/EPUB ✓ synners ebok, SynnersSynners eBookAll appropriate technology hurt somebody. A whole lot of somebodies. Nuclear fusion, the fucking Ford assembly line, the fucking airplane. Fire, for Christ's sake. Every technology has its original sin.

    Rating: 2.5 stars, rounded down.

    Done. Done, done, done, done... DONE.

    The ideas were certainly interesting. Hell, the characters were interesting. However, the story could have been told in about half the time. And, most importantly, the presentation could have been done in a way that didn't make me feel toxed for


  4. Anthony Anthony says:

    Paperback ñ Synners PDF/EPUB ✓ synners ebok, SynnersSynners eBookThere is a great deal to enjoy and admire about this prescient, trippy novel: its energetic, jazzy prose; its efforts to imagine and bring to life virtual reality experiences long before virtual reality experiences were made real (it was published in 1990); and its colorful cast of characters, especially the foul-mouthed, driven, prone-to-fisticuffs Gina. But ultimately it spins its narrative wheels a bit too much over the course of its several hundred pages, and the climax devolves into near-incoherence. I’m glad to have read it, and it’s definitely way


  5. Viv JM Viv JM says:

    Paperback ñ Synners PDF/EPUB ✓ synners ebok, SynnersSynners eBookDNF @ 116 pages

    I gave this a shot but can't muster any enthusiasm to continue. I have no idea what is going on (but nothing about it has inspired me to persevere to discover) there are too many characters to keep track of, and I am finding the writing style jarring. I don't think cyberpunk is my thing.


  6. Oleksandr Zholud Oleksandr Zholud says:

    Paperback ñ Synners PDF/EPUB ✓ synners ebok, SynnersSynners eBookThis is a cyberpunk novel with musicians instead of shades-wearing hackers. It was nominated for Nebula in 1991. I read it as a part of Monthly reads in Hugo & Nebula Awards: Best Novels for September 2019.

    The story follows multiple c


  7. Kaitlin Kaitlin says:

    Paperback ñ Synners PDF/EPUB ✓ synners ebok, SynnersSynners eBookThis was the pick of the month for the #LadyVaults on #MagicalSpacePussycats and so, naturally, I read it. It was my first foray into Cyberpunk, and it was MiNdBeNdInG! This was written during the early stage of the web, and yet it is jammed full of new ideas, and ideas which really have happened. A story filled wit


  8. Alexandra Alexandra says:

    Paperback ñ Synners PDF/EPUB ✓ synners ebok, SynnersSynners eBook
    I'd kinda forgotten how much I love good cyberpunk until I read this. Turns out I really really like it.

    Interestingly, in many ways this feels like a prequel to much of the


  9. Charlie Charlie says:

    Paperback ñ Synners PDF/EPUB ✓ synners ebok, SynnersSynners eBookI have often joked at work that I can't wait for the day when I can just plug in and let my company use my brain-power while I entertain myself with a book. It's a fun thought, but Synners explores what that might really be like. What if we could get information out of our heads as easily as thinking? What if we could experience things virtually by inputting sensory information directly into our brains? For Gina, Gabe, and Visual Mark the invention of sockets in conjunction with brain mapping lets that happen. At first they use it to create immersive movies and music videos, but soon it becomes clear how much they have to change for the machines, a phrase used by several characters to describe their feelings about technological advances.

    The three main characters, each a creator of virtual reality entertainment, have different reactions to sockets. Gina is the least accepting of the technology. She is already used to chasing Visual Mark aroun


  10. MichaelK MichaelK says:

    Paperback ñ Synners PDF/EPUB ✓ synners ebok, SynnersSynners eBook I did not get very far with this one. I found Cadigan's writing extremely irritating. I felt like she was trying too hard to be cool, down with the kids. The story is about tattooed druggie hackers who listen to rock music and go against a big corporate record label, or something.

    At the start of chapter 2, one character (who is of course very cool) is in court, wondering whether she will be found guilty of anything and charged. The speculation concludes with:

    'Fuck it, what difference did one more charge make, anyway? The fines would clean her out and then some, one more garnishme


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SynnersPaperback ñ Synners PDF/EPUB ✓ synners ebok, SynnersSynners eBookIn Synners, the line between technology and humanity is hopelessly slim A constant stream of new technology spawns crime before it hits the streets; the human mind and the external landscape have fused to the point where any encounter with reality is incidental.


About the Author: Pat Cadigan

Paperback ñ Synners PDF/EPUB ✓ synners ebok, SynnersSynners eBookPat Cadigan is an Americanborn science fiction author, who broke through as a major writer as part of the cyberpunk movement Her early novels and stories all shared a common theme, exploring the relationship between the human mind and technologyHer first novel, Mindplayers, introduced what became a common theme to all her works Her stories blurred the line between reality and perception by mak.