Re: [mythsoc] Mythic SF synthesis
> Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 19:48:03 -0000Though Gibson is usually cited as the Father of Cyperpunk, in 1981
> From: "karlstar2" <jalaubacker@...>
> Subject: Re: Mythic SF synthesis?
> Another book (or books) that may meet this criteria is Vernor Vinge's
> _A Fire Upon the Deep_. It features an 'advanced' internet (whether
> you think it is advanced or not is up to interpretation) and a hero
> literally resurrected from the 'myths' of humankind. It was quite
> interesting. Not cyberpunk at all though. For a more cyberpunk
> title, try _Snow Crash_, by Neal Stephenson. I don't think that one
> was very mythic though.
Vernor Vinge published a story called "True Names" which was of seminal
importance in the cyberspace concept. So far as I know it's the first
appearance of that concept and is a dammed good story. It's available
in his collection True Names ... and other Dangers. It first appeared
in the Frenkel edited Binary Star #5 from Dell.