cr> Cyber book review (fwd)


Richard Moore

Date:         Thu, 25 Jan 1996
From: Gary Chapman <•••@••.•••>
Subject:      New Book on Cyberculture
To: Multiple recipients of list CYBER-SOC

New and Recommended:

Escape Velocity: Cyberculture at the End of the Century

By Mark Dery

Grove Press, 1996

A pretty wild and entertaining look at "cyberculture," including all the
hype and a healthy dose of skepticism, from a journalist who has a distinct
and rather baroque style of writing that I find fun. Covers all the
personalities of cyberpunk, raves, computer sex, music, "posthuman" beings,
and all the other nutty things going on these days. Lots of fun and
educational too.

Mark and I went to college together, years ago, so I'm happy to flog his
new book (in which I also appear -- but NOT in the chapter on cybersex!).
He previously edited another fun and useful collection, Flame Wars, which
includes my essay, "Taming the Computer" (Duke University Press, 1994).
(Together, we'll sell some books!)

-- Gary

Gary Chapman
The 21st Century Project
LBJ School of Public Affairs
Drawer Y, University Station
University of Texas
Austin, TX  78713
(512) 471-8326
Electronic mail: •••@••.•••


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