|From:||"Steven A. Tinner" <bluewizard@*****.COM>|
|Subject:||Re: Required Reading|
|Date:||Wed, 23 Oct 1996 23:20:03 -0700|
> Shirley is, or have even read _Eclipse.
I agree, that was the point of my post.
It struck me as totally ludicrous that someone would first of all think
FASA "ripped off" the CP 2020 game for rocker's, and secondly that
rockers made poor cyberpunk characters! :-) <ROFLOL>
Eventually I'll get around to compiling a REAL reading list, but until
then, for anyone who wants a taste of genuine cyberpunk check out a few
SHORT & SWEET
"Burning Chrome" - a short story anthology by William Gibson.
"Mirrorshades" - a collection edited by Bruce Sterling
IMHO The "ORIGINAL" Cyber-Punk stories
"Count Zero" - Bill Gibson
"Neuromancer" - BG
"Mona Lisa Overdrive" - BG
There is a fourth book, but the name slips my mind. :-)
WHERE ROCKERS CAME FROM
Any of the Rickenharp or Eclipse stuff by Shirley
<Then again, you could always just rent "The Blues Brothers"! :-)
"When H.A.R.L.I.E. was One v2.0 - I can't recall the author, but a great
novel about AI's.
IF YOU HAVE NO FRPG BACKGROUND AT ALL!!
Please read something by J.R.R. Tolkein.
No, it has nothing to do with Shadowrun, other than the fact that
Trolls, Orcs, Elves, and Dwarves were all handled expertly by this man,
long before Gary Gygax ever thought of D&D, or FASA added Magic to
Technology <Two great tastes that taste great together.> :-)
Any "real" pulp fiction, or Sam Spade Flim Noir stuff.
The Maltese Falcon, etc.
There are plenty of other sources that all game companies ripoff to make
If you like the game at all, take the time to see the source material,
it's worth the extra effort! :-)