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Suggest me Shadowrun novels or comics!

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fetito666

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« on: <04-27-16/0007:01> »
hey! Could someone please recommend me some Shadowrun-like novels or comics?

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« Reply #1 on: <04-27-16/0019:36> »
The only thing "like" Shadowrun is Shadowrun. Of the Shadowrun novels out there, can't go wrong with 2XS

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« Reply #2 on: <04-27-16/0039:42> »
Not a novel, but go find the old Universal Brotherhood - Missing Blood and Bug City sourcebooks.
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« Reply #3 on: <04-27-16/0128:51> »
 Neromancer  by William Gibson . It's the book that pretty much started the whole cyberpunk genre.

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« Reply #4 on: <04-27-16/0142:00> »
Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson


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« Reply #5 on: <04-27-16/0347:29> »
If you're looking for cyberpunk style novels, then this is a pretty good list:

http://www.members.tripod.com/the_afghan/bib.html

(I'm a book junky but I've not read even half of them, so I can't vouch for quality)

The issue you may have with finding SR books/ comics is the awakening, which is unique to shadowrun.
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« Reply #6 on: <04-27-16/0610:39> »
There is a French Shadowrun news blog: Fondation Draco. They regularly have suggestions for comics ("bandes-dessinées") that can be found here: http://fondationdraco.fr/category/les-ombres/bandes-dessinees/ Most are English I think. If you can find your way around the French some of the blog articles have a section "Inspiration Shadowrun" that explains the Shadowrun-compatible themes.

(You didn't ask for those but they also have categories for video games / jeux vidéo, films and short films / courts-métrages.)

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« Reply #7 on: <04-27-16/0919:53> »
And if we're expanding into other media, you can't go wrong with some Ghost in the Shell in your life.
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« Reply #8 on: <04-28-16/1154:11> »
My favorite Shadowrun novels are the ones by Tom Dowd, Nigel Findley, Michael Stackpole, Mel Odom, Steve Kenson, and (more recently) Russell Zimmerman. Outside of actual Shadowrun fiction, I strongly recommend A Madness of Angels by Kate Griffin, and its sequels. And I'll second Crimsondude's recommendation of Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson.

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« Reply #9 on: <04-28-16/1813:37> »
The very first cyberpunk novel I read, once I realized there was such a genre, was Hardwired; it's still one of my favorite books in the genre. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardwired_(novel)