What are some top tier fictions (or non-fictions) on AI, cybernetics, cyberpunk, etc. in the spirit of GITS?
Snow Crash I guess.
Read Neuromancer last week, despite only recently getting into /lit/, so parts of it were like swimming through word soup. Was brilliant in a lot of fun ways though, would recommend it first if you haven't.
Need to make an image guide or something. Start with these:
Jean le Flambeur Trilogy by Hanu Rajaniemi (The Quantum Thief / The Fractal Prince / The Causal Angel)
Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan
The Lifecycle of Software Objects by Ted Chiang
Read these before you read The Diamond Age or Snowcrash by Stephenson or whatever else people recommend
To follow up, PKD is one of my favorites, but not exactly in the theme of GITS. From his work, closest to cyberpunk, are:
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said
in that order.
Characters are all bland. They all seem to have no motivations and we know basically nothing about them by the end.
The "objective" they all have seems to have no real importance and thus nothing really drives the plot.
His writing style is pretty confusing and you can go pages at a time with only the vaguest notion of what is going on.
The short story "Dog Fight" (included in The Burning Chrome anthology), a collaboration between William Gibson and Michael Swanwick, is one of my favorite "slice of life" cyberpunk stories ever.
Nah, it's just try hards that like to feel superior for reading DA CLASSICS. PKD is as good as it gets. Cyberpunk has (mostly) moved away from prose. There is plenty of good SF involving related themes - especially AI. Can you tell me more about what you like?
Already read it some while ago, it gives off a good cyberpunk atmosphere but I agree that the characters are very bland, plot is kind of boring and reading the text is like drinking bleach. But it definitely set the tone for the future.
Thanks, these recommendations looks good, will check it.
Yeah, I'm reading DADOES right now, the writing is good but it might be too dated for what I have in mind. But it looks short so I might as well finish it.
Not even sure what but I like it.