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Web of Angels

Web of Angels From the bestselling author of The Final Reflection comes the first cyberpunk novel Grailer is a Webspinner one of the handful of extraordinary people who can manipulate the Web literally the mind o

  • Title: Web of Angels
  • Author: John M. Ford
  • ISBN: 9780812509595
  • Page: 225
  • Format: Paperback
  • From the bestselling author of The Final Reflection, comes the first cyberpunk novel Grailer is a Webspinner, one of the handful of extraordinary people who can manipulate the Web literally the mind of the universe He is thus a space outlaw and must go underground, until his powers are tested and he is ready to do battle with the Web itself.

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    1 thought on “Web of Angels

    1. his first novel, actually the first true cyberpunk novel, published in 1980, and amazingly predictive about the shape of the WWW that was still to emerge. it's kind of a difficult novel to read in places, as Ford never stops to expand on anything: though it comes in at 311 pp, a normal length at the time, it really needs about 700 pp (more normal for a major sf work now) to fill out the world, characters, and timeline; i always wonder whether it was massively cut to fit, or whether his editor ne [...]

    2. I am a very big fan of Ford's work, and I wanted to love this novel, but I did not; I liked it, and it has many fine things in it, but it does not hold together quite like it needed to. It read rather as separate stories linked together, and the connecting matter not strong enough or inclusive enough to make a line through the entire book. I think it is still worth the reading, especially for those interested in the early days of cyberpunk -- not that this novel is cyberpunk, but it touches on t [...]

    3. I remember being somewhat shocked when I read it of how accurate a prediction of the www it was, written way way back in 1980. I was an incurable sf junkie when I was a teen and this is one of the few books that where some extrapolatin just feels right - oh, not the setting, which IIRC is very sfictional, but the concept of what the web is and works, surprisingly right.About the book itself, he wrote better but then again he wrote worse also. I am a fan of his style, though it might not be for e [...]

    4. I read this ages ago but left it on a Greyhound bus and never finished it. Should pick it up again at some point.

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