3 Responses to Hiro For Hire

  1. Francois Tremblay June 16, 2012 at 12:27 pm #

    Why do they choose garbage to film when there are so many great books not put on screen? I mean, I know they’re desperate for material, but Snow Crash? How many rape scenes are there gonna be in the movie? Geeze.

  2. Mandel June 22, 2012 at 4:31 pm #

    No doubt they will whitewash Hiro, yet at the same time leaving out Sushi K because of some obscure principe of political correctness.

    But seriously, this is the most prophetic of the cyberpunk novels I’ve read. How did Stephenson know?

    • Roderick June 22, 2012 at 4:58 pm #

      True Names was pretty prophetic too.

      But the most prophetic cyberpunk story I’ve ever read, even though it’s not even considered cyberpunk, is Niven’s cycle of stories on teleportation — if we just replace “teleportation” with “internet.” (Most of them are in A Hole In Space, though “Flash Crowd” is in Flight of the Horse.)

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