Please enter a valid postcode. Mouse over to zoom – Click to enlarge. The book may have been meant as a commentary on the publishing business circa the s and so it suffers from jokes falling flat It’s amazing this book came out in and to see that many of the concerns and enthusiasms on both sides of the ebook debate are still going strong, years later. You know that the good stuff is there, but you have to deal with the blandness to tas Ben Bova is one of my favorite authors and I usually enjoy his books. Delivery times may vary, especially during peak periods. Bova is an avid fencer and organized Avco Everett’s fencing club. Somehow the invention would immediately replace what exists, causing massive unemployment.
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To ask other readers questions about Cyberbooksplease sign up. I tried, I really did; it’s a great, forward-thinking concept–electronic book readers FTW, 20 years before they actually appeared on the market.
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The story is still good, but it’s a lot like eating a sandwich that’s mostly stale bread. But thrashing the publishing community is not enough to plager a book, at least not a sci-fi book.
What is a stretch is how his world reacts to the reader, and the assumptions of what it would do.
Oh, and there’s a serial-murder mystery woven throughout. I read this in the early 90s, and I agreed with it then, and I bought a Kindle as soon as the initial bugs were fixed cybrbook buy V1. He knows an editor Cyberbooks pages by Ben Bova. And yet, as dated as some of the technology is here, quite prescient. Who needs agents, editors, publishers, sales people and bookshops when you can reach your readers directly?
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The writing was good, and the satire was fun, but I’m sure most people think it plzyer a pretty mundane style. It mocks New York, satirizes the publishing industry, and involves a belly-dancing editor, an agoraphobic CEO, plenty of plastic surgery, and a weapon wielding writer.
With all that, reading this book was so funny! Apr 14, Brett rated it really liked it. Please enter a valid postcode. You know that the good stuff is there, but you have to deal with the blandness to taste it. I gave the book three stars because it WAS a good story, but there could have been more to it.
Add in some personal story lines and the novel gets more interesting.
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An interesting book, kind of funny to read considering how the electronic reading device featured at the centre of the plot plaayer now exist, but I see no sign of a collapse of the publishing industry yet. In his early stuff, however, the characters are flat and there really isn’t much development. Paperbackpages.
Jul 12, Vilmibm rated it did not like it. Sep 20, Thom Dunn rated it really liked it Shelves: Jun 18, Gene rated it it was amazing. Please enter a number less than or equal to 0.
Everyone has room to grow, right? Bova went back to school eash the s, earning an M. You know that the good stuff is there, but you have to deal with the blandness to tas Ben Bova is one of my favorite authors and I usually enjoy his books. Lots of fun, showing the craziness inside the publishing houses. Invention of an electronic book threatens the book industry but makes a great toy! Return to Book Page. Delivery times may vary, especially during peak periods. Carl Lewis has while working at MIT developed an invention that will revolutionize the publishing industry.
I bought my copy of this book at a surel 3.