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William Gibson (in the Sprawl trilogy and the Blue Ant trilogy) and Neal Stephenson (in Cryptonomicon and Reamde (and, of course, the Baroque Cycle)) have both studied the world of money and finance through the SF lens. Is finance-related SF a subgenre, or are these just isolated occurrences?

closed as off-topic by Valorum, Rand al'Thor Apr 5 '16 at 11:50

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  • Requests for lists of recommended works are off-topic – Valorum Apr 5 '16 at 11:14
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    I just had a look the help center, as well as other recent questions, to get a better sense of community norms, so I can reword this question if possible. Most recent questions seem to be about SF/F trivia; is that generally the space we're operating in here? – crmdgn Apr 5 '16 at 12:52
  • The main purpose of the site is (like all Stack Exchange sites) questions that can be definitively answered. The problem with list questions is that they're open-ended. I see you've at least read the tour which is an excellent way to get acquainted with the site's ethos. You might also want to have a look through the FAQ to get a handle on what kind of questions you can ask. – Valorum Apr 5 '16 at 13:15
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    @crmdgn Exists according to whom? Genres are hard to define and harder to pin down. When did the science fiction genre begin to "exist"? When the term first started to be used? When its use became widespread? When the first work was written that was what we'd now call science fiction? There's probably a 2000-year difference between those times. – Rand al'Thor Apr 5 '16 at 16:52