New York Times bestselling author Steven Kotler crafts a near-future thriller about the evolution of empathy. Hard to say when the human species fractured exactly. Harder to say when this new talent arrived. But Lion Zorn is the first of his kind--an empathy tracker, an emotional soothsayer, with a felt sense for the future of the we. In simpler terms, he can spot cultural shifts and trends before they happen.It's a useful skill for a certain kind of company.Arctic Pharmaceuticals is that kind of company. But when a routine em-tracking job leads to the discovery of a gruesome murder, Lion finds himself neck-deep in a world of eco-assassins, soul hackers and consciousness terrorists. But what the man really needs is a nap.A unique blend of cutting-edge technology and traditional cyberpunk, Last Tango in Cyberspace explores hot topics like psychology, neuroscience, technology, as well as ecological and animal rights issues. The world created in Last Tango is based very closely on our wor...
|Title||:||Last Tango in Cyberspace|
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Last Tango in Cyberspace Reviews
E-arc provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
OMG! THIS BOOK!
I requested it solely for that stunning cover which I want to eat up (I didn't, don't fret) :P
The Plot was something so original in interesting who kept my focus on the book until the very end.
This is the first book I read in one sit and I really advise people to give it a go.
Characters were very well developed and I remember them all.
I keep thinking about this book even after a week that I've finished it!
L O V E D I T!
Last Tango in Cyberspace was an unfortunate let down for me. I do like sci fi but not hard sci fi, so this story felt overwhelming and heavy. I was confused and bogged down in the plot. The characters failed to capture my intrest. And, I was bothered and surprised by the frequent drug use. It's a good story for the right reader, but it's not for me. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review.
Overly mannered; trying so very hard to be exactly like classic William Gibson that it almost superficially succeeds, but without that spark that the actual Gibson possesses. Also, lots of drug use, which gets it a hard pass from me.
Did not finish.
This is an epic tale, sure to become a classic in sci fi. It heavily reminded me of Altered Carbon and the writings of Richard K. Morgan - truly masterful manipulation of plot and stellar writing style..
I loved every minute of this, and I especially loved the promotion of animal rights and the politics of a broken capitalist system.
The empath, who feels trends in the market, is an asset to any company. However, he has his own identity and problems and opinions. And it's the intermeshing of thes ...more
I really wanted to like this so much more than I did. The story was cool, up to a point. A lot of this book, and the writing, felt like it was trying too hard. Way too hard. Once the mystery was more or less solved, I didn’t really care to finish it, but I trudged through anyway.
Actually, I almost put this book down at a super-transphobic line a little less than halfway through. A line equating gender reassignment/hormone replacement to body modification - like, really??? The author could have E ...more