S&L Book 4: Neuromancer

The votes have spoken, and William Gibson's cyberpunk epic Neuromancer has edged out the competition (beating Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by a mere 3 votes!).

From Amazon's review:
Here is the novel that started it all, launching the cyberpunk generation, and the first novel to win the holy trinity of science fiction: the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award and the Philip K. Dick Award [Ed. - Oh, the irony!]. With Neuromancer, William Gibson introduced the world to cyberspace--and science fiction has never been the same.

You can pick up the book in paperback form from the Sword and Laser Store (which helps to offset the costs of hosting), or at fine bookstores near you. Let's try to have the book by the the 1st of February so we can start the discussion!

Cyberpunk vote for S&L Book 4!

It's time for some cyberpunk! Our candidates below are gleaned from your discussions on the S&L Ning forums. So vote away. We'll keep the polls open until the end of the day Tuesday.



S&L Book 3: American Gods

american godsThe votes are tallied, and the next fantasy book we'll be reading is American Gods, by Neil Gaiman! There are many fantastic Gaiman books we could have picked, but this one comes very highly recommended.

This is actually the first S&L book that I haven't yet read, so I'm really looking forward to it. I've read Neverwhere, so I already know that I enjoy his writing style. Here's a brief review from Amazon:
American Gods is Neil Gaiman's best and most ambitious novel yet, a scary, strange, and hallucinogenic road-trip story wrapped around a deep examination of the American spirit. Gaiman tackles everything from the onslaught of the information age to the meaning of death, but he doesn't sacrifice the razor-sharp plotting and narrative style he's been delivering since his Sandman days.

As always, you have some time to get the book before we start reading. Let's shoot for Dec. 19th to begin the official discussion! Of course, knowing most of you, you'll be done reading it by then ;)

Pick up the book at the S&L Store, or where ever books are sold or rented! Happy reading!