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  • unmanneddrone 2:21 pm on April 12, 2012 Permalink
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    @impynickers Great list, sir.

    You know, it was the great @feenwager that deposited a modern day picaresque cyberpunk epic upon us with Ready Player One. Especially interesting for the way it returned to the digital remnants of the era that birthed classical cyberpunk. So kudos to Feen for that.

  • unmanneddrone 1:44 am on January 21, 2012 Permalink
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    @redswir1 Man, great post. Goddamn I love all the fingers on varying pulses. In regards to Player Ready One, I am in your camp. Not much resonated with my childhood, perhaps due to kicking down the door in 1984, but even then, the cultural flow-on is still there for all to enjoy. I did it via audiobook on my drives to and from work, and it was a pleasant enough experience. Even if I had been born earlier, my interests probably wouldn’t have coalesced greatly with the book’s cultural fan-service as it has the Squad Leaders, but hey, I was never around for Tangerine Dream or Pink Floyd, but I can still associate with the era simply by listening and dabbling in the history.

    I don’t think you should worry at all. Things like Ready Player have the propensity to accumulate an utterly unnecessary “You really had to be there” odour, when it’s just really a fun post-modern period piece. If you were there for the real deal before it became a narrative simulacrum, then cool. If not, I’d say the book serves a slightly different purpose or experience.

    Plans for the weekend: go and find WipEout 2048, play Misery and 2048 and scribble. Chance of that happening as planned? Close to zip for any extended period of time, but damn I shall give it a damn good shot!

    Plans for the weekend, folks?

    P.S. Thanks for the subs and mp3 emails, too!

  • RedSwirl 3:16 am on December 3, 2011 Permalink
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    Okay so here’s my deal with Ready Player One: it seems to have been written for people who remember the 80’s. I feel like I’ll miss a lot of the context and references if I went all in after having read the first hundred pages or so. There are parts where I can tell the book is speaking to ME, but most of the time I’m feeling the force of the book’s messages second-hand.

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