Burning Chrome (1986) *short stories some of which are in Sprawl universe
Count Zero (1986)
Mona Lisa Overdrive (1988)
The Sprawl is a visualization of a future where virtually the entire East Coast of the United States, from Boston to Atlanta, has melded into a single mass of urban sprawl. It has been enclosed in several geodesic domes and merged into one megacity. The city has become a separate world with its own climate, no real night/day cycle, and an artificial sky that is always grey. It is said of the Sprawl that “the actors change but the play remains the same.”
Although there are areas of rich people in the Sprawl, a vast majority of the people struggle to survive from day to day. However, advanced technology is ubiquitous and accessible to all, regardless of financial standing. People spend much of their time in the “matrix” for work or recreational purposes. A common addiction for Sprawl inhabitants are “simstims” (simulated stimuli), a form of virtual reality that allows people to experience a television program, typically soap operas, from the point of view of a fictitious media personality. -from wikipedia
Okay, so here it is: my cyberpunk reading list. Although,
this will probably read more like a love letter to some of my favourite books,
and why I think you should love them too. Some people may find that there are
titles missing from this list. That’s likely to be for one of two reasons:
either it wasn’t something I absolutely fell in love with or I haven’t read it
yet. That said, I’m more than happy to hear any suggestions people have to send
my way for potential future editions of this list.
I’ve tried to make this list as varied as possible, so
hopefully there is something for everyone :).