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27-12-2016, 02:58 PM (This post was last modified: 27-12-2016 03:25 PM by RocketSurgeon76.)
RE: Researchers use world's smallest diamonds to make wires three atoms wide
(27-12-2016 02:31 PM)Fatbaldhobbit Wrote:  
(27-12-2016 01:55 PM)Fireball Wrote:  I had the same thought. You could clothesline someone through the neck and there would hardly be a parting line. Freaky.

That's a scene from one of the famous cyberpunk novel/stories. Can't remember which one though.

Cyberpunk, Snowcrash, Shadowrun (heretical to some). The 80's wasn't just bad pop music. Thumbsup

Monofilament weaponry is found in a number of older sci-fi books, going back to Heinlein, I think.

But yes, I did enjoy its use in Snow Crash. I'm always amazed when I meet fans of sci-fi who haven't read that book.

Edit to Add: ...or atheists in general, actually, since a big chunk of the book's ending is an absolute shredding of Christian fundamentalism.

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27-12-2016, 03:32 PM
RE: Researchers use world's smallest diamonds to make wires three atoms wide
(27-12-2016 02:58 PM)RocketSurgeon76 Wrote:  
(27-12-2016 02:31 PM)Fatbaldhobbit Wrote:  That's a scene from one of the famous cyberpunk novel/stories. Can't remember which one though.

Cyberpunk, Snowcrash, Shadowrun (heretical to some). The 80's wasn't just bad pop music. Thumbsup

Monofilament weaponry is found in a number of older sci-fi books, going back to Heinlein, I think.

But yes, I did enjoy its use in Snow Crash. I'm always amazed when I meet fans of sci-fi who haven't read that book.

Edit to Add: ...or atheists in general, actually, since a big chunk of the book's ending is an absolute shredding of Christian fundamentalism.

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27-12-2016, 03:40 PM
RE: Researchers use world's smallest diamonds to make wires three atoms wide
(27-12-2016 03:32 PM)Fatbaldhobbit Wrote:  
(27-12-2016 02:58 PM)RocketSurgeon76 Wrote:  Monofilament weaponry is found in a number of older sci-fi books, going back to Heinlein, I think.

But yes, I did enjoy its use in Snow Crash. I'm always amazed when I meet fans of sci-fi who haven't read that book.

Edit to Add: ...or atheists in general, actually, since a big chunk of the book's ending is an absolute shredding of Christian fundamentalism.

"Don't worry, I'm sure they'll listen to REASON..."

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27-12-2016, 03:48 PM
RE: Researchers use world's smallest diamonds to make wires three atoms wide
(27-12-2016 02:58 PM)RocketSurgeon76 Wrote:  
(27-12-2016 02:31 PM)Fatbaldhobbit Wrote:  That's a scene from one of the famous cyberpunk novel/stories. Can't remember which one though.

Cyberpunk, Snowcrash, Shadowrun (heretical to some). The 80's wasn't just bad pop music. Thumbsup

Monofilament weaponry is found in a number of older sci-fi books, going back to Heinlein, I think.

But yes, I did enjoy its use in Snow Crash. I'm always amazed when I meet fans of sci-fi who haven't read that book.

Edit to Add: ...or atheists in general, actually, since a big chunk of the book's ending is an absolute shredding of Christian fundamentalism.
Been a sci-fi fan for about 60 years, never even heard of Neal Stephenson! Have now, will rectify my omission when the book arrives!

I am sure there was a McCaffrey story, in the "Talent" series I think, where monofilaments are used to prevent pursuit.

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