✓ The Jazz ↠ Melissa Scott, The Jazz, Melissa Scott, The Jazz Melissa Scott winner of the John W Campbell Award twice winner of the Lambda Award for best novel and author of the cyberpunk classic Trouble and Her Friends returns with a hip novel of the media dominated future when the internet is filled with Jazz intentional misinformation and bewildering disinformation that are both an artform and a business Tin Lizzy a respecMelissa Scott win ✓ The Jazz ↠ Melissa Scott - The Jazz, The Jazz Melissa Scott winner of the John W Campbell Award twice winner of the Lambda Award for best novel and author of the cyberpunk classic Trouble and Her Friends returns with a hip novel of the media

  • Title: The Jazz
  • Author: Melissa Scott
  • ISBN: 9780312868024
  • Page: 132
  • Format: Hardcover

✓ The Jazz ↠ Melissa Scott ✓ The Jazz ↠ Melissa Scott - The Jazz, The Jazz Melissa Scott winner of the John W Campbell Award twice winner of the Lambda Award for best novel and author of the cyberpunk classic Trouble and Her Friends returns with a hip novel of the media

  • ✓ The Jazz ↠ Melissa Scott
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About "Melissa Scott"

  1. Melissa Scott

    Scott studied history at Harvard College and Brandeis University, and earned her PhD in comparative history She published her first novel in 1984, and has since written some two dozen science fiction and fantasy works, including three co authored with her partner, Lisa A Barnett.Scott s work is known for the elaborate and well constructed settings While many of her protagonists are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered, this is perfectly integrated into the rest of the story and is rarely a major focus of the story Shadow Man, alone among Scott s works, focuses explicitly on issues of sexuality and gender.She won the John W Campbell Award for Best New Writer in Science Fiction in 1986, and has won several Lambda Literary Awards.In addition to writing, Scott also teaches writing, offering classes via her website and publishing a writing guide.Scott lived with her partner, author Lisa A Barnett, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire for 27 years, until the latter s death of breast cancer on May 2, 2006.

960 thoughts on “The Jazz”

  1. When 16 year old Seth Halford a.k.a Keyz , the son of RCD Studio employees uses his parents access to hack the Studio s system and downloads a proprietary program used to determine which movies will be hits vs flops, he quickly applies it to his own would be efforts at perfecting content for the online mix of misinformation, gossip and spin known as jazz Previously unsuccessful in selling his amateurish efforts, with the help of a language parsing program known as Orpha Toto, Keyz tweaks his con [...]




  2. I found out about Melissa Scott s The Jazz at a conference about compsci education, of all places Someone thought that describing imagery and ideas from this sci fi and others, truth be told may jack up the attention of our students Mhm Anyway This is the cyberpunk story of Keyz, the silent adolescent who s abput to make it big in the entertainment biz, and Lizzy, the techie with a dark past who s about to help him, against all odds and super corp CEO G G Overall, ok but without much cyber I lik [...]


  3. A good, although not exceptional, cyberpunk novel A teenage hacker uses a program he found on his parents work network to spice up a computer piece he wrote for the jazz a term that s used for the melange of online entertainment, spin , satire, gossip etc that is enormously popular and a huge source of revenue in the near future.The quality of the piece gets him a commercial deal, and he s teamed up to work with a experienced programmer unfortunately, the program he used was confidential, groun [...]


  4. A decent idea the Baudrillard esque media landscape of the future erases the distinction between Truth and Lies, leaving only the play of information called Jazz Unfortunately, it s poorly developed and buried in a knock off of William Gibson circa 1984 The writing is competent enough, but this book is c 2000 after 16 years, I have much higher expectations for new Cyberpunk.


  5. Characters I couldn t care about, psuedo tech that might have been a good idea but weren t fleshed out nearly enough, slow moving plot I found I was forcing myself to keep plowing through this, so I stopped.


  6. While leaving plenty to the imagination, this book conjures up a vivid future world where nothing is certain and where redemption is just a matter of summoning up a new identity One of the best cyberpunk novels I ve read in a long time.


  7. Interesting post internet novel without the grittiness of the typical cyberpunk genre Melissa Scott is a skilled writer at creating characters with flaws, and letting them loose in trying times Some of the plot tricks seemed a little too easy, but on the whole it is a strong novel.




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