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cyberbooks I don’t know how I could have missed this. Cyberbooks by Ben Bova, one of the seminal fictional depictions of e-books, finally became available as an e-book itself last year—and best of all, it’s a Baen e-book which means no DRM and a wide variety of formats.

Cyberbooks was published as part of the Ben Bova anthology Laugh Lines, available in the November 2009 Webscriptions month for $15, or by itself for $6.

The book is a brilliant, scathing satire of the publishing industry (in fact, I’m a bit surprised that the original publisher had enough of a sense of humor about itself to print it) that any lover of print or e-books should read.

TeleRead contributor Amos Bokros reviewed Cyberbooks in 2002. In 2006, author Ben Bova expressed excitement about the forthcoming Sony Reader.

 
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