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A Brief Response to Idoru

This is not my first time reading Idoru, but it is the first time I have read it with an eye toward the techno-orientalist characteristics.  Of course, I noticed from a past reading the settings in Tokyo and San Francisco, the cultural and ethnic backgrounds of the characters, and the relatively near-future technological advances (Rei Toei being primary, of course).  I had not thought, however, about some of the implications of these qualities of Gibson’s novel.  Continue reading