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  1. says:

    Paul Di Filippo immagina il mondo gestito come se fosse una wiki, e viene naturalmente da sorridere quando si pensa che il futuro scelto per questa ambientazione sia la Terra sommersa dalle acque a causa dello scioglimento dei ghiacciai.Si tratta di un racconto molto divertente la storia del breve disastroso governo di Russ Reynolds un espediente per esplorare un mondo in cui le persone, per lo pi sempre connesse alla rete l ubik , vivono contemporaneamente nella realt materiale e in quella virtuale, le quali sono quasi perfettamente sincronizzate, dunque agendo su una si plasma l altra e viceversa I gruppi wiki si occupano di ogni cosa, dall amministrazione locale all industria dell intrattenimento le sitcom a scrittura collettiva , i cittadini sono tenuti a votare per diverse questioni di interesse e votano decine e decine di volte al giorno , ma il sistema ha anche delle falle, e grazie a queste esistono i pirati e le azioni illegali come quelle perpetrate dal protagonista della storia Questa si prende un po troppo tempo per preparare il campo l introduzione dei personaggi e delle loro motivazioni mentre nella seconda parte il conflitto viene risolto in modo forse frettoloso, ma i dettagli sul funzionamento del mondo, di cui il testo ricchissimo e che risultano comprensibili anche a chi non ha mai partecipato a una wiki , fanno la differenza In conclusione, una lettura molto gradevole.Copia recensione gentilmente messa a disposizione dall editore.


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    curioso quanto futuristico Le trovate si susseguono una dopo l altra in questo mondo in cui reale e virtuale si mescolano indistintamente o quasi La democrazia via wiki, in cui ogni cittadino chiamato a votare dal locale al nazionale, su proposte che si susseguono vorticosamente Un mondo in cui la rete di relazioni potenziata da un collegamento neuronale a ubik Internet , grazie al quale si possono recuperare informazioni sulle altre persone, da database pubblici, in tempo reale.Le persone e le cose sono dotate di tag che li identificano nel tempo, nello spazio e nelle relazioni Una rete di microcamere volanti si sposta da un angolo all altro del pianeta per ricevere e trasmettere informazioni Un mondo in cui il controllo e la trasparenza a volte richiedono la necessit di oscurarsi e di disconnettersi s , possibile , per godere di un po di privacy Un mondo fantastico e visionario, forse neanche troppo lontano dalla realt che vivremo tra qualche decenno, sperando che almeno i disastri ecologici ipotizzati nell ebook non si realizzino.


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    In un mondo dove anche i vermi puntano alla globalizzazione e si diventa Presidente degli United Wikies of America per vendetta, l unica ad aver ancora un po di buon senso, inascoltato, sembra essere l hacker di ostriche Divertente


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    Un mondo futuro, ma non troppo, dove l utilitarismo alla base di qualsiasi scelta, in cui si pu vivere anche vendendo i reperti del nostro mondo, sommerso dall acqua in fondo, ci che fa gi la mia amica che svuota cantine e vende ci che trova anche dei bellissimi libri La cosa pi bella, per , sarebbe avere il momgra sempre con s , come il protagonista Cosa significa momgra, pap Un momento di grazia, una piccola vittoria sull entropia eh Momgra qualunque tesoro venga salvato sul ciglio della distruzione, Russ Non esiste un brivido paragonabile a un colpo di momgra Vidi il libro sotto una nuova luce E fu allora che presi il vizio Da quel momento, il momgra divent la mia vita.Tutti cerchiamo il momgra, e vivere sotto il suo incantesimo sarebbe fantastico.


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    An excellent guess at how wiki technologies and collaborative practices subvert other systems Definitely worth a read There s an abrupt ending it is a short story after all but it works perfectly and is very nerdly satisfying.


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    Quando i venezuelani misero fuori uso i nostri futon ad acqua, e noi mandammo in tilt i loro giocattoli erotici, la guerra commerciale si era ormai tramutata in una pericolosa farsa E va bene, bastardo, hai vinto tu Siamo pronti a trattare Gli rivolsi un sorriso raggiante Prima per voglio sapere qual stata l ultima goccia I giocattoli erotici, vero Si rifiut di rispondere, ma sapevo di averci azzeccato L amico che mi ha consigliato Wikiworld di Paul Di Filippo mi ha detto lui smitizza e mette tutto in burletta Ho sempre adorato la parola burletta , quindi ho pensato che Wikiworld non sarebbe stato affatto male.Se lo leggete rispondete a un indovinello da dove arrivano i simolean E adesso che il polverone si depositato, immagino sarete abbastanza sereni da voler sentire tutta la storia dietro quegli eventi spaventosamente elettrizzanti.


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    By the time the Venezuelans took our squirm futons offline, and we shut down all their sex toys, the trade war had devolved into a dangerous farce All right, you bastard, you win Let s talk I smiled as big as I could Tell me first, what was the final straw It was the sex toys, wasn t it He wouldn t answer, but I knew I was right The friend of mine who recommended me to read Wikiworld by Paul Di Filippo told me he demystifys and he puts everything into farce I always loved demystification and farce, so I guessed I d enjoy reading Wikiworld.If you ll read it, asnwer to a riddle from where do simoleans come from And now that things have quieted down, I figured people would be calm enough to want to listen to the whole story behind those frighteningly exciting events.


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    World CrafterPaul di Filippo is an amazingly creative writer with the ability to rapidly weave evocative neologisms, delightful alternative realities with crackerjack satiric references to history and other works of Science Fiction and Fantasy Displaying a brilliant range of tone and theme, each of these 19 stories takes place in a differently constructed world yet any one of them and their characters could be carried into a full novel Without giving away too much what follows is a brief outline of premisesI d rate the following 7 stories as excellent 1 Providence a post apocalyptic robot society in the throes of decline and a disruptive addiction to analog vinyl records that, without humans, can no longer be produced.2 See Infinity Bare an end of the universe story and the Big Flash, not the Big Bang, set to sex, drugs, trans dimensional spiders, jealousy and of course rock and roll where music is the key.3 Professor Fluvius Palace of Many Waters A steam punk story of nature s revenge in the person Professor Nodens Fluvious and his seductive Naiads set in 1880s Boston, with cameos by Frederick Olmstead the designer of Central Park and Dr Simon Baruch, inventor of hydrotherapy.4 Yes We Have no Bananas taking place in an alternate present day Hudson valley strewn with Canadian references the Perimeter Institute is now in NY State where the most popular instrument is the ocarina and where slaves had never been brought to America and the Cavendish banana has gone extinct Complete with of delicious never made movie references and quantum physics puns Witten it be nice , the story follows Tug as he loses his job as a projectionist to a commune on a barge who s owner is looking a better world.1 The New Cyberiad two titanic robots Trurl and Klapaucius tipple lemon electrolytes and decide to recreate the human race to alleviate their boredom However the plans for the human race have been lost so they decide to travel back in time to retrieve a sample.5 Return to the 20th Century deliciously pulpy adventure where Africa s Cannibal Queen Jungle Alli setting off from the new man made continent of Helenia to save the men of Earth from the telepathic Cat Women of the Moon6 Murder in Geektopia protagonist PI Max Moritz referencing a well known German book about a pair of pranksters takes a client a woman who believes her father was murdered by Big Pharma Set in an alternate America where a morally chastised William Randolph Hearst was a popular 6 term president who had assembled a think tank to successfully create a less violent world.7 WikiWorld Things happen really fast in a connected society In a near future where global warming has forced most people inland, scavenger Russ Reynolds becomes the jimmywhale President of the Wiki States of America, starts a raucous trade war with Venezuela and then retires, all in the space of 3 short days.Honourable Mentions 1 Fjaerland2 Bombs Away3 Land of the Great Continuity4 iCityThe only story I did not care for, and this was not because it wasn t well written because it was, was the Kafkaesque Cockroach Love.My only regret was not coming across him earlier Get yourself a copy and buy one for a friend Enjoy


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    The Short Stories PROVIDENCE Anthropomorphic robots with mildly funny dialog Quasi clever word plays on todays tech terms Not my favourite Kitch and Reddy are not very likeable Maybe a bit too cute ARGUS BLINKED The sentience achieved by an archival all world sensory system is discovered, supposedly in an ironical fashion The narrator is then scared of the system Seems dated to me It would have been interesting to find out how ARGUS collected auditory and visual data from the human neural system since the story implies that Argus is not just a bunch of cameras and microphones And how this universal access of everyone to everyones experiences changed things like conversation, contracts, collaboration, conflict and other exchanges between beings I think that is the real story that was missed The AI awakens is kinda old Oh, and I did have to look up a word, oneiric LIFE IN THE ANTHROPOCENE A heavy handed eco morality tale of ours sins come to fruition Some incongruities to my ear like the ability to bio engineer new human species but not the ability to find adaptive food crops to the new eco system The technology to lay super conducting cables for kilometres but still using solar as a power source If you can build miles of superconductors without refrigeration or vacuums then you can build fusion reactors BOMBS AWAY The kind of terrorist weapon Greenpeace would build Liked it, even as short short story COCKROACH LOVE Zany political comedy Somewhat vulgar but not really offensive Politically incorrect in a number of places that would get it in trouble if it had a wider exposure Overall a good, fun story WAVES AND SMART MAGMA A fun tale Again in a post apocalyptic world Some good dialogue Some imaginative creatures and especially original was the tropospheric mind construct The plot zipped along once the expedition reached the island and I think that was the best writing in the story To See Infinity Bare Wordplay and good ones A hipster feel in a decadent universe following a meta music star to his final exit I liked the mood and all the allusions to origins of their tech in our current science But really the good thing about this one is its rhythm The End of the Great Continuity I think this was a good story but I did not think all the 3 words were necessary I don t know if Mr Di Filippo was trying to impress the reader with his vocabulary but it is a good one or at least the big words were well used I just don t see how they contributed to the character s authenticity or the tone of the narrative I think that kind of showboating could lose some readers although the great thing about words is that a sense of their connotative meaning is evident from their context even if the nuances may not be apprehended So readers can and do float over new words because they have a sense of the tone and intent of the sentence FJAERLAND Great story This is the reason I bought this collection A friend recommended I read this short story The tone is the special quality of this piece And I greatly liked the blend of mythic and sci fi A really unique creation THE HPL COMMONPLACE BOOK Fun book reviews PROFESSOR FLUVIUS S PALACE OF MANY WATERS To my mind, a quirky story, again filled with the authors penchant for obscure words Not sure what the message was The beginning had the mood of a travelling snake oil salesman but then that was overtaken by some intrigue which culminated in an unexplained denouement Maybe the Professor was a water witch or perhaps he was Nature s avatar In either case the story, like many of the others, seemed concerned with painting the set than performing the play YES WE HAVE NO BANANAS To say I loved this story would be an understatement Wow There are so many things I liked about this novelette, that I do not know where to begin I don t understand it but I know I loved it Marked for study What makes a story great A PARTIAL AND CONJECTURAL HISTORY OF DR MUELLER S PANOPTICAL CARTOON ENGINE Strange little journalistic short which presents the history of a mechanical device THE NEW CYBERIAD This short story felt like 1960 s pulp Sci fi I liked it The ending was so predictable it made the whole piece very retro but that is the nature of 50 s surprise endings iCITY On this one I did not like the tidy little ending A couple of fun ideas were the use of hours as the main timekeepers instead of days and weeks, and the creation of self assembling goo that formed the carcass of new designs Would have been nice to have had some explanation of what the designer s tool set was Such as what kind of things were measured and what were the tradeoffs in such an unconstrained and utopian environment For me a better premise might have been that it was a game in which residents were simulations as well as the designs, or that the designers were building for groups of people who existed only as digital personalities RETURN TO THE 20TH CENTURY Kinda liked the writing in this one better There were some long exceptionally smooth sentences in this story Also I get a feeling in these stories that the author knows some French which makes the writing richer for me I realize however, that I am not a fan of Steam Punk style And Steam Punk is completely about style, selon moi, and that alone is not enough to sustain my interest over many stories So what am I doing reading Di Filippo MURDER IN GEEKTOPIA The story is another variation on the classic Phillip Marlowe genre except the detective is a young man and not at all hardboiled This story also had a strong plot and a good twist at the end Di Filippo obviously loves words but he can also build a beautiful sentence Terrific invention of slang in the first few paragraphs This was an engaging read from the first page I very much liked the pace and the tone of the story And I thought it was brilliant, funny, and the ending oddly profound THE OMNIPLUS ULTRA A wasted opportunity for a lot of other explorations Instead a windup with a pitch to deliver a trite aphorism WIKIWORLD Wikiworld seems completely out of place in this collection To see Di Filippo, whom I have never read before, abandon his ornate writing style used in the rest of this collection and tell a simple story was eye poping This is a simple guy gets girl story with some cool concepts about direct democracy facilitated by the internet and if you like architecture, a future house building project Overall, this collection was a bit of a slog for me I am definitely not a Steam Punk fan But the author is a good writer whose obsession with big words, and cleverly invented ones, detracts from some good story telling Strangely Di Filippo reminds me of Palahniuk despite their obvious style differences because both authors seem to be interested in the Reader s reaction than in the story they are writing Sometimes people who are too clever or too original are not the best communicators On a positive note my new favourite maxim which was uttered in Murder in Geektopia is No matter how much you knew, it was never everything Note Thanks to Goodreads author Rob Friesel for showing me where to find the stars on my MAC It is really great when someone takes a moment to help a newcomer That is generous.


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    Immensely enjoyable Each story was a gemno duds in this collection That said, I wondered how fulfilling, even comprehensible, this book would be outside the circle of readers that already love di Filipo and Rudy Rucker, the Sterling Stephenson Gibson triumvirate, Charles Stross, Paulo Bacigalupi, Cory Doctorow and a few others His writing assumes a base knowledge and he doesn t deign to explain for the layman who has, perhaps, NOT spent the last 20 years thinking HARD about the future There were a lot of references to geek recreation lingo that I could tell were beyond my pay grade And, to my utter delight, he also plays the sport of Extreme Vocabularyone of my favorite activities Even I needed to google once in a whileand the words weren t always there My favorite aspect of these stories was the sheer FUN he was clearly having with these The exuberance shone brightly through the prerequisite cynical raised eyebrow of many of the settings Climate change and its devastating effects were dealt with as matter of fact background for the very human little tales he wanted to focus on One of the reviewers mentioned that many of these stories would become dated very quickly I agree, but it did not detract from the appeal so far I ll reread in 2020 One of the charming and thought provoking books I ve read in a while


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