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Title    SoylentNews Book Club - Discuss: Snow Crash, Start Reading: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
Date    Saturday January 05 2019, @11:19PM
Author    martyb
Topic   
from the discuss! dept.
https://soylentnews.org/communityreviews/article.pl?sid=19/01/05/2242237

takyon writes:

February: Fiasco by Stanisław Lem
March: We Are Legion (We Are Bob) (Bobiverse #1) by Dennis Taylor

Discuss Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson in the comments below.

The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein was published in 1966:

The book popularized the acronym TANSTAAFL ("There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch"), and helped popularize the constructed language Loglan, which is used in the story for precise human-computer interaction. The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations credits this novel with the first printed appearance of the phrase "There's no free lunch", although the phrase and its abbreviation considerably predate the novel.

The virtual assistant Mycroft is named after a computer system from the novel.

Previously: Announcement postMars, Ho!FoundationThe Three-Body Problem


Original Submission

Links

  1. "takyon" - https://soylentnews.org/~takyon/
  2. "Snow Crash" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow_Crash
  3. "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Moon_Is_a_Harsh_Mistress
  4. "Mycroft" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mycroft_(software)
  5. "Announcement post" - https://soylentnews.org/communityreviews/article.pl?sid=18/09/01/2233219
  6. "Mars, Ho!" - https://soylentnews.org/communityreviews/article.pl?sid=18/10/02/2325222
  7. "Foundation" - https://soylentnews.org/communityreviews/article.pl?sid=18/11/03/2257219
  8. "The Three-Body Problem" - https://soylentnews.org/communityreviews/article.pl?sid=18/12/06/1253215
  9. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=30983

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