Roelven: It has shaped my thinking on 'what is good' or 'what does quality' mean. As an engineer it is easy to appreciate the author slowly going insane about the details he keeps coming back to... read comments

acrodrig: I think it's the closest I have come to understanding "enlightenment" (whatever it may mean for each person). Give it a try. read comments

rayalez: Controversial, I know, a lot of people here hate it for some reason, but it was incredibly influential on me, inspired my passion for entrepreneurship and science and philosophy... read comments

peter_chickens: It is one the best sci-fi books out there. You will love the way it ends. It brings us to realize what we know and what we presently don't understand in the field of physics. read comments

mrkstu: Caused a huge detour in my life. Immersed myself in speculative fiction for decades due to the brain-quake caused by this material. read comments

tashoecraft: Great CI/CD book disguised as a novel, inspired me to push heavily for an improved build/release pipeline at work. read comments

TravelTechGuy: Changed the way I perceive language and culture permanently. The notion that if certain words no longer exist in the language, then the associated idea will disappear from the culture was... read comments

Ping_2_Ur_Pong: Glorious book that is a fun read, when you need a break pick this up and laugh hard read comments

elliottcarlson: An excellent story that really made me nostalgic to my younger years - definitely recommend this one. read comments

Kapura: Convincing possible future dominated by media, corporations, computers, and drugs. read comments

mattnewton: The most epic sci-fi world that is so far in the future it feels like it could be middle earth. Politics, mysticism, prescience, intergalactic travel build an amazing world that feels utterly alien... read comments

credit_guy: In my opinion this is by far the best SciFi book of all time. Hard SciFi, in the style of Arthur C Clarke, but packed with 10 times the “sci” of the Odyssey or Rama... read comments

nestorherre: Short fiction book with a marvelous message about following your dreams and believing in yourself. read comments

gedrap: Classic novel with interesting thoughts about engineered society, where every human is assigned class, purpose in the society and feature at birth. read comments

eps: Such a beautiful execution of a great story set in a captivating world, packing a pageful of storyline, images and innuendos into every line of text. It feels like Gibson was on a strict word diet, but... read comments

sharkweek: It's just such an absurd book, and arguably way too long, but it's the funniest/saddest thing I've ever read. There are some passages that absolutely shook me. read comments

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