Potlatch 13 Book of Honor

Our Book of Honor is The Shockwave Rider, by John Brunner. First published in 1975, The Shockwave Rider has influenced many a computer geek and sf writer. A quick review of Google turned up dozens of references. Just read the table of contents:

  • Book I - The Basic Straining Manual;
  • Book II - The Delphi Coracle;
  • Book III - Splicing the Brain Race.

This hints at the themes and inventiveness of Brunner's creation.

Unfortunately, the book is out of print. Fortunately, you can find used copies online at powells.com and half.com. Your local used bookstores might have it, but either call ahead or expect to visit a few. Read it - or reread it. Get ready. Or, pick up Alvin Toffler's Future Shock, which inspired Brunner to write The Shockwave Rider. We'll have more to say closer to the con.

-- Jerry Kaufman, BoH Liaison

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