Michael Swanwick (ebook) Vacuum Flowers


  • Paperback
  • 248
  • Vacuum Flowers
  • Michael Swanwick
  • English
  • 23 March 2018
  • 9780441858767

10 thoughts on “Vacuum Flowers

  1. says:

    Vacuum Flowers is a grand tour of the inhabited Solar System set in a medium term future The book opens in Eros Kluster one of many asteroid based settlements that form the bulk of Human space after all of humanity on Eart

  2. says:

    Swanwick has been an amazing writer for a very long time I've just reread this after 15 years or so and it's just as fresh as the day it was written It seems wrong to describe it as cyberpunk as it's got so much creativity insight and breadth than pretty much anything else in that genre It reminds me of Samuel R Delaney's work than William Gibson'sOn the other hand it does all kind of hang on the classic SF trope of the person who has had

  3. says:

    A Persona Bum decides she likes the new personality she just uploaded to her brain so much that she decides to keep it Unfortunately the corporation that owns the rights isn't too pleased and from there on in we follow Rebel Elizabeth Mudlark or is it Eucrasia? on her adventures across a solar system populated by bizarre societies

  4. says:

    What a ride I've read a smattering of short storiesof note the absolutely menacing The Very Pulse of the Machineso

  5. says:

    Dear Vacuum FlowersI will not miss reading your pages as far fetched right on and eco cyber futurist as they ma

  6. says:

    This book is so good I could have sworn it was written by a woman The lead female protag is very real and believable—she even manages to be sexual without being sexualized which can be a hard line for some authors to walkI was thinking how this might be the best 80's era cyberpunkscifi novel I've read yet an

  7. says:

    I give up DNF at 50% The world building is just so chaotic that I don't really know how anything works or why or where the characters even are half the time As for the characters I'm seriously struggling to care about them Just when

  8. says:

    ‘Rebel Elizabeth Mudlark is hot property The body she awakes in isn’t her own her mind is uniue; the agency owning her is deadly If she stays in the Medical Centre she has No FutureSo she does what anybody sane would do – she escapesAnd in the sprawling mad civilisations of the future she’s in for a very interesting time indeed If she survives’Blurb from the 1989 Legend paperback editionThe basic pursuit scenario is e

  9. says:

    Earth is a hive mind police forces are press ganged criminals and aboriginal hunting parties can reside inside a single head These are a few of the uirks and inventions in this 80s sci fi Along with the conceptual creativity one of the best aspects is the seamless ecology of the asteroid worlds the gradations between their gravities and cultures It becomes a rich backdrop to the breakneck race for survival our heroine

  10. says:

    Swanwick has constructed an impressive world in this book but he does it without acknowledging the reader's unfamiliarity From the very beginning it's written as if the audience is contemporary to this world; details are included to

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Vacuum Flowers

Alities colonized asteroids and a daring fugitive named Rebel Elizabeth Mudlark a high tech crimina. Dear Vacuum FlowersI will not miss reading your pages as far fetched right on and eco cyber futurist as they may be I guess if an abridged graphic novel version comes out I d read that but you were a bit of a slog for meSo why d I keep reading What i liked imagery futurist scene setting plot devices kick ass female lead except when not promiscuous female lead who faces few negative conseuences for casual hookups characters who move fluidly between socio economic strata what i didn t no sense of humor or one i don t share kick ass female lead who wasn t promiscuous female lead who faces few negative conseuences for casual hookups stereotypes instead of archetypesWorth reading for the going to the bank scene alone i ll remember it a long time

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Among the vanguard of today's boldest writers Michael Swanwick presents his world of plug in person. A Persona Bum decides she likes the new personality she just uploaded to her brain so much that she decides to keep it Unfortunately the corporation that owns the rights isn t too pleased and from there on in we follow Rebel Elizabeth Mudlark or is it Eucrasia on her adventures across a solar system populated by bizarre societies transformed by the inovation of wetware technology and the loss of earth to a hivemind decades before On the way we get to visit her world as she experiences much of it for the first time Great Grand Tour of the Solar System book chock full of ideas that scratched that itch for me after I finished The Ophiuchi Hotline and Schismatrix Plusif anyone knows of others books in the same vein let me know

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L seeking refuge on Earth's orbiting settlements where all human evils blossom in the vacuum of spa. Earth is a hive mind police forces are press ganged criminals and aboriginal hunting parties can reside inside a single head These are a few of the uirks and inventions in this 80s sci fi Along with the conceptual creativity one of the best aspects is the seamless ecology of the asteroid worlds the gradations between their gravities and cultures It becomes a rich backdrop to the breakneck race for survival our heroine takes us on I felt a genuine claustrophobia disorientation at times which suited many of the circumstances conundrums Not to everyone s tastes and not always successful a tripped out commando raid several delirious speeches come to mind it still charges along at a fair old clip and will probably engage anyone into deep spacetime shenanigans So long as you don t mind the politics angle being left to writhe over future spires No neat geopolitical endings here It hits up against the wall of a lot of sci fi in terms of scant relevance to current times beyond the industrial politicial preoccupations but there s some semi lurid sex and a struggling relationship against the odds that allow the toes of the skittering story to ground themselves occasionally35