If you ask most SF geeks about their favourite cyberpunk novel, you’ll likely hear one of two answers. William Gibson’s Neuromancer or Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash.
I know this, because I’ve been asking! Genre research is something I take pretty seriously.
I’m halfway through Neuromancer right now, and loving it. Snow Crash is next in my traditionally published TBR pile.
But I have another TBR pile, too. One reserved for independent authors!
I try to read at least one traditional and one indie title in the genre I’m writing in every month. This keeps me up to date on both mainstream and marginal trends to make sure that I’m hitting the right tropes and also still offering readers something unique.
So, while I will be reviewing both the traditional and indie titles that I read while writing my new…
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