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Subject: Need help identifying a book! -- SOLVED
Date Posted: 12/10/2008 11:12 PM ET
Member Since: 11/23/2008
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I need some help figuring out the title of a book I read years ago.  It is a cyberpunk type of novel, one of the main characters is a teen-aged(?) girl living with her grandfather(?) in a shantytown built on the Golden Gate bridge.  The few other bits I can remember: she rides a bike made of compressed paper with an electrifying anti-theft device on it.

Does this sound familiar to anyone?



Last Edited on: 12/11/08 1:16 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 12/11/2008 12:35 AM ET
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Cyberpunk set in San Francisco?  Three names pop into my head.  Pat Murphy (but it would have to be a short story as it isn't one of her novels.)  Lisa Mason.  Richard Kadrey's first two books. 

Shaun (sec) - ,
Date Posted: 12/11/2008 12:53 AM ET
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Just checked those three authors via Google and Amazon.  Definitely not Pat Murphy or Lisa Mason.  Richard Kadrey's "Metrophage" seems very familiar, but I don't think that's it, either.  (Thanks for the tips on the authors, though -- I'll be checking them out!)

Kadrey apparently posted "Metrophage" online for all to enjoy...  http://www.voidspace.org.uk/cyberpunk/metrophage.shtml

Shaun (sec) - ,
Date Posted: 12/11/2008 1:15 AM ET
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Mystery solved!

For anyone interested, I just received a PM (don't know why they didn't post here...) -- the book is "Virtual Light" by William Gibson.

Can't believe I couldn't remember that.