Re: Sci-fi book recommendations?
The Culture novels by Iain M Banks (start with Consider Phlebas)
The Sprawl trilogy by William Gibson (important for the shape of the net today)
Any books you can find by Howard Waldrop (mainly a short story writer but dazzlingly good).
"Ö Times change, and so must IÖ we all change. When you think about it, we are all different people, all through our lives and thatís okay, thatís good! You've gotta keep moving, so long as you remember all the people that you used to be."