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True Names by Vernor Vinge

True Names by Vernor Vinge

I just finished True Names by Vernor Vinge.  (yes yes I know a little late, shame on me)

I wish I had read this 20 or 30 years ago.  I wish to my bones.  Instead, I guessed the ending twice over but it didn't diminish my experience because this is the seminal work. Yes it's before Neuromancer.  Yes it's before Snow Crash.  This is the work.  A short story - less than 100 pages and it has it all.   Vinge - I love you.   

I read it while watching Blade Runner.  How perfect was that? <3  <3


I felt elevated at the end of the story, knowing what I know and despite guessing.  1981 - he saw it all.  


Lincoln

Lincoln

Total Recall - reboot

Total Recall - reboot