Headcrash [Bruce Bethke] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A Junior Engineer for Monolithic Diversified Enterprises, Jack Burroughs finds. Headcrash by Bruce Bethke – book cover, description, publication history. In science fiction circles, Bruce Bethke is best known either for his short story, “Cyberpunk,” his Philip K. Dick Award-winning novel, Headcrash.

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Well, you would think thievery from a large corporation with strong defenses would be hard, but now he has to go up against — get this — an author.

Headcrash by Bruce Bethke – Risingshadow

The three star rating may be a tad generous, but Beadcrash did smile at a couple parts and appreciated the repetitive humor. The following issues are now, sadly, out of print, but the covers are worth preserving for posterity.

Over the course of a nearly year career Bruce has amassed a tremendous amount of old crap valuable historical material, and sifting through it to find content that warrants being republished on this site is going to take some time. He likes to beth,e out in a virtual bar called Heaven, where he has created a cool version of himself, unlike his mega-nerd reality.

Dick Award for Best American Novel, and has since been rediscovered to be a latent “Pynchonesque” mainstream btuce. Apr 13, Greg Frederick rated it really liked it.

Unfortunately, it’s also dated by the pop culture references it chooses. It is an excellently crafted story that will appeal to readers of all ages. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. But how can they hope to escape from Psi Corps, when the Corps has the full might of the Terran Federation behind it? There are powerful people involved who will go to extreme lengths to protect their dark secrets and silence me forever.

Oh, and the author claims to have invented the word “cyberpunk,” just as an FYI. And that’s the headdrash.


Headcrash by Bruce Bethke

Well, semi-real world; the novel was set ina rather dystopian that didn’t, of course, come to pass. That was really hard to believe. He is the author of more than 40 published short stories and some computer- related articles and technical manuals.

Wish there was a sequel. Adventure, action, love, pirates and spaceships! Bibliography Cyberpunk Short science fiction story.

When we get him to calm down again, we will post a link to that discussion here.

The best ways to contact Bruce are through the Stupefying Stories facebook page or via comments on StupefyingStories. One that will stop at nothing to destroy—. When Nancy and Erica discover the truth behind the abductions, they realize their deadline is quite literal—and much closer than they thought.

This book is hilarious! Headcrash follows Jack Burroughs, who loses his bureaucratic corporate job and goes undercover on the InfoBahn internetcreating a new persona as a popular, cool virtual character aliased MAXK00L, in a virtual reality social media area:. He is still willing to answer such questions, but first, he asks that you watch this brief 3: If you see someone on Twitter claiming to be Bruce, that person is lying.

Other people may like to see what a mid 90’s vision of computer and network technology of the future will look like — sure. Told in a relentlessly fast-paced style, the best-selling Scout series is an exciting modern homage to the classic tales of planetary romance made famous by writers such as Edgar Rice Burroughs and Leigh Brackett, as well as the cliffhanger-driven energy of the early science fiction movie serials.

This is the kind of book you read when you want something light that you can finish in a day or two without expending a great deal of mental energy. Who works with the Department of Defense on his insipid novels, so he allegedly has all of the cutting edge cyber defenses. In the early Spring ofBruce wrote a little story about a band of teenage hackers.


Return to Book Page. There he’s sentenced to exile on a deserted island, where he apparently beth,e, only to wind up a beach boy in Hawaii. He has watched Twitter reduce award-winning novelists to gibbering idiots barely able to string together a coherent paragraph and wants no part of it.


With chaos descending on San Francisco, only Percy and Quincey know the secret to defeating the hradcrash doctor. Not even good cyberpunk. Headcrash Science fiction novel. Thus unemployed, he plunges head first — or butt first, as the case may be — into his virtual world, eventually taking on a geadcrash to do a little cyberpiracy in exchange for a considerable remuneration.

Even when I did manage to put it down, I found myself thinking and even dreaming!

A lot of people are giving this bad reviews but I think this was a funny, light read. Everyone thinks I should just headcfash up, and accept the vast inheritance headrcash my way. Before the villain’s infernal devices gave him the ability to strike at will, destroying all who opposed him!

Random recomendation overheard on the train. But given the enormous amount of spam this account receives, he keeps the spam and junk mail filters locked down pretty tight. Rebel Moon Science fiction novel. How can you go wrong with a story containing blood thirsty barbarians, dastardly villains, pirates, a rascally rogue, heroes and fierce marines, and for good measure a beautiful princess?

Aug 07, John marked it as to-read. The Fugitive Pair and its predecessor, The Fugitive Heir, are great entrants to the field of science fiction for young adults, while still being accessible to the older crowd. I must have gotten a bit more savvy.