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NEW YORK TIMES bestseller 2005: Welcome to NoCal and SoCal, the uneasy sister-states of what used to be California.

The millennium has come and gone, leaving in its wake only stunned survivors. In Los Angeles, Berry Rydell is a former armed-response rentacop now working for a bounty hunter. Chevette Washington is a bicycle messenger turned pickpocket who impulsively snatches a pair of innocent-looking sunglasses. But these are no ordinary shades. What you can see through these high-tech specs can make you rich—or get you killed. Now Berry and Chevette are on the run, zeroing in on the digitalized heart of DatAmerica, where pure information is the greatest high. And a mind can be a terrible thing to crash. . . .

Praise for Virtual Light

"Both exhilarating and terrifying . . . Although considered the master of 'cyberpunk' science fiction, William Gibson is also one fine suspense writer."People

"A stunner . . . A terrifically stylish burst of kick-butt imagination."Entertainment Weekly

"Convincing . . . frightening . . . Virtual Light is written with a sense of craft, a sense of humor and a sense of the ultimate seriousness of the problems it explores."Chicago Tribune

"In the emerging pop culture of the information age, Gibson is the brightest star."The San Diego Union-Tribune
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As with most comparisons of Stephenson books to Gibson books I'd say Gibson writes a much tighter story and is overall a better author and comparing these two is no exception. I am a fan of both and have read both of their entire catalogs. Both feature a strong and savvy female lead with Stephenson's book being more I guess you could say classically and purposefully "futuristic." Stephenson definitely uses humor more than Gibson in all books. I favor Gibson over Stephenson overall though like I said I am a fan of both and I do appreciate Stephenson's humor a lot. I just read D.O.D.O not that long ago and laughed out loud a lot.
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As with most comparisons of Stephenson books to Gibson books I'd say Gibson writes a much tighter story and is overall a better author and comparing these two is no exception. I am a fan of both and have read both of their entire catalogs. Both feature a strong and savvy female lead with Stephenson's book being more I guess you could say classically and purposefully "futuristic." Stephenson definitely uses humor more than Gibson in all books. I favor Gibson over Stephenson overall though like I said I am a fan of both and I do appreciate Stephenson's humor a lot. I just read D.O.D.O not that long ago and laughed out loud a lot.
was DODO any good? I tried that on Audible and gave up in the middle. You could tell where it was supposed to be funny, just wasn't - and I love NS. I wrote it off to the co-author, but maybe it was the narration
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IIRC there's veiled references that are great on re-reads, and pockets of absurdist humor - one of my favorite characters hails from a background that looks for divinity in old tv shows and movies, and worships by streaming as much content as they can every day.

VL is a great read, and a part of my favorite series from this author - second only to the amazing Sprawl trilogy
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As with most comparisons of Stephenson books to Gibson books I'd say Gibson writes a much tighter story and is overall a better author and comparing these two is no exception. I am a fan of both and have read both of their entire catalogs. Both feature a strong and savvy female lead with Stephenson's book being more I guess you could say classically and purposefully "futuristic." Stephenson definitely uses humor more than Gibson in all books. I favor Gibson over Stephenson overall though like I said I am a fan of both and I do appreciate Stephenson's humor a lot. I just read D.O.D.O not that long ago and laughed out loud a lot.
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Gibson and Stephenson are my 2 favorite authors. The are very similar although Gibson still writes 300 page books and NS seems to need 800 pages to accomplish the same goal. You may find a little less of that dry humor in Gibson, but if you like NS you will like WG.
Awesome, so the consensus seams to confirm that even if they may deal with similar dystopian future society, if I enjoyed Snowcrash, I should definitely read Virtual Light. Thanks all!
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Does anyone know how this reads compared to Neal Stephenson's Snowcrash? I feel like Snowcrash had a lot of dry humor. Does this read/feel similar?
Haven't read this one yet, but I would say they are quite different. Gibson is not silly, his stories are usually less extreme, and he's not all that interested in telling you all about science and the "future". What they do share is lots of "cool".

He makes up for that by just being an amazingly good writer... Maybe the best writer in sci-fi.
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Gibson and Stephenson are my 2 favorite authors. The are very similar although Gibson still writes 300 page books and NS seems to need 800 pages to accomplish the same goal. You may find a little less of that dry humor in Gibson, but if you like NS you will like WG.
Love Gibson since reading "Burning Chrome" in Omni magazine. Dread reading Stephenson as he needs 10 words to accomplish the job of one.
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was DODO any good? I tried that on Audible and gave up in the middle. You could tell where it was supposed to be funny, just wasn't - and I love NS. I wrote it off to the co-author, but maybe it was the narration
Did you get to the Battle of WalMart? That was the funniest part to me. Definitely near the bottom of the list of NS books. My favorite is Cryptonomicon.
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Did you get to the Battle of WalMart? That was the funniest part to me. Definitely near the bottom of the list of NS books. My favorite is Cryptonomicon.
I will have to give it another try. Cryptonomicon is probably my favorite book from any author.
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