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    Books similar to William Gibson's monalisa overdrive

    so the title says everything ......
    i read monalisa overdrive after viewing one of feng's videos...
    i loved it... so im looking for more sci-fi/cyberpunk books
    any suggestions on what books should i go for??

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    Always willing to help a fellow cyberpunk fan out . Personally, I have not read everything by William Gibson, but here's a start:

    - You say you've read Mona Lisa Overdrive. I'm not sure whether you've read the other pieces of the 'sprawl trilogy' its a part of. Either way, these are Neuromancer, Count Zero, and Mona Lisa Overdrive. Largely the same setting, themes and many recurring characters. These are cyberpunk classics, really!

    - Burning Chrome is a collection of shorter scifi/cyberpunk stories. I personally thought these were absolutely excellent and I'd highly recommend them.

    - The 'bridge trilogy' consists of Virtual Light, Idoru, and All tomorrows' parties. Sci-fi, if slightly less focused on the 'cyberpunk' side. Shares many themes with the other books, as well as the style and atmosphere. I have not read the entire trilogy yet, so I can't give you a verdict yet. Loving it so far.

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    Neuromancer was the best of that trilogy.

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