Books I've read recently

Exit Strategy by Martha Wells


I'm not sure I'd label this work as cyberpunk, but it definitely has plenty of characteristics I associate with it - both in the structure and values of the society, and in the depictions of hacking; said depictions being highly unrealistic and fun.
Wells didn't go all-out Matrix, Neuromancer style, and that's probably good - the story doesn't need it. But since the mechanics of it seem similar, for the past few books I kept thinking that realistically, the most amazing thing about Murderbot is how good at programming it is. I mean, this is setting some unrealistic standards for young people, right here.