Headcrash [Bruce Bethke] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A Junior Engineer for Monolithic Diversified Enterprises, Jack Burroughs finds. Headcrash by Bruce Bethke – book cover, description, publication history. In science fiction circles, Bruce Bethke is best known either for his short story, “Cyberpunk,” his Philip K. Dick Award-winning novel, Headcrash.

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Everyone thinks I should let it go, and get on with my life. This article needs additional citations for verification. Jack Burroughs is a sysadmin for a large multinational corporation who loses his day job because of a vindictive new boss.

Published October 31st by Grand Central Publishing first published The Fugitive Pair and its predecessor, The Fugitive Heir, are great entrants to the field of science fiction for young adults, while still being accessible to the older crowd. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Nope, nothing at all.

Headcraxh drawn out of her annual drunken stuporCaptain Nancy Martin, retired, finds herself involuntarily reactivated. I’ll go out on brue limb and take it one step further The best ways to contact Bruce are through the Stupefying Stories facebook page or via comments on StupefyingStories.

Before the villain’s infernal devices gave him the ability to strike at will, destroying all who opposed him!

I’m wondering if Bethke had ever actually met a woman before he’d written this. Heqdcrash, it’s also dated by the pop culture references it chooses. The story is very well-crafted and is hard to put down.


Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Return to Book Page. It is corny, farcical and without great merit. Most are available free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers. The gruce is deceptively light, but as the self-deprecating protagonist is forced to realize that he is a pawn in a ruthless corporation world, it begins to cut fairly deep.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Wag the Fox July I’m so pissed off I read this book. In the distant future the year — which was only 10 years out from when the book beth,e writtenan IT nerd gets laid off from his boring day job, but gets an huge contract to steal some files in virtual reality. Dick Award in Maybe a little of both. First known use of the term ‘cyberpunk’. He likes to hang out in a virtual bar called Heaven, where he has created a cool version of himself, unlike his mega-nerd reality.


They’re bethe wankers and losers who indulge in Messianic fantasies about someday getting even with the world through almost-magical computer skills, but whose actual use of the Net amounts to dialing up the scatophilia forum and downloading a few disgusting pictures.

The characters are well developed and easy to relate to. Books by Bruce Bethke. But plain and simple adventure yarns are quite satisfying at the end of the day.


Headcrash by Bruce Bethke

The only downside is the story caused me to read another story with pleasure and anticipation. How can you go wrong with a story containing blood thirsty barbarians, dastardly villains, pirates, a rascally rogue, heroes and fierce marines, and for good measure a beautiful princess?

Oct 24, Tim Brown rated it it was amazing. However, in his off hours — which he now has a lot of — he resides in cyberspace, in a virtual reality world.

Traduzione difficoltosa – l’edizione originale e’ fuori catalogo da anni. Scout’s Honor is a distillation of all the reasons why I started reading science fiction to begin with. An very entertaining cyberpunk quest.

Bruce has written and published far more non-fiction than fiction; here are some examples that are still in print. He has watched Twitter ehadcrash award-winning novelists to gibbering idiots barely able to string together a coherent paragraph and wants no part of it.

And three plucky teens who just might be able to save the world. This is the kind of book you read when you want something light that you can finish in a day or two without expending a great deal of mental energy.