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"Burning Chrome"

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  1. Burning Chrome"

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    created by user picturefactobot on February 22, 2009
  2. This story was written by Michael Swanwick and William Gibson, and was first published in Omni in 1985

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  3. A lonely ex-shoplifter who suffers from a neural block preventing him from returning to his hometown of Washington, D.C., finds a female friend, whose parents have set a neural block on her to protect her virginity – a sort of a mental chastity bel

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  4. becomes enthralled by a new video game – Fokkers & Spads – where he engages in dogfights as a World War I fighter pilot and, with help from his female friend (a gifted hacker of both hardware and software) becomes one of the best fighters

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  5. To beat the very best fighter, though, he betrays and hurts his newfound friend only to find himself alone again after his victory over the crippled war-veteran Tiny

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  6. The story is typical of the cyberpunk genre in that its mood never rises from the melancholy and that the protagonist ends up suffering a kind of Pyrrhic victory, realizing too late that succeeding in his endeavor (i.e. winning the game) is actually

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