True Names: the Opening of the Cyberspace Frontier

Vernor Vinge

Once in a great while a science fiction story is so visionary, yet so close to impending scientific developments that it becomes not only an accurate predictor, but itself the locus for new discoveries and development. True Names by Vernor Vinge, first published in 1981, is such a work.

XION Book Club admin recommends that readers buy the paperback edition because Richard Stallman did not want his essay published in the ebook version.

Book Details

Month April 2019
Meetup Date Sunday April 21 2019 18:00:00
Meetup Location XION
Referer waferlove
Amazon Link

Bonus Material

The Right to Read

Richard Stallman’s The Right to Read essay was properly not included in the e-book version of True Names, but this fascinating and entertaining essay deserves every right to be included in the anthology. Stallman’s essay is available for free on the GNU official website. Make sure to use your favorite open-source browser to read it!