24 Views of Mt. Fuji, by Hokusai
Zelazny, Roger. "24 Views of Mt. Fuji, by Hokusai." 1985. Rpt. The New Hugo Winners, Volume II. "Presented by Isaac Asimov." (Copyright held by Nightfall, Inc., and Martin Harry Greenberg.) Riverdale, NY: Baen, 1991. For this citation: the S. F. Book Club Edn., unmarked except for lack of an ISBN.
Usefully seen as a commentary on cyberpunk cyberspace and F. Pohl's gigabit space—and on RZ's own Lord of Light. A man is "translated" into "An Electronic Buddha" residing in the world data-net (42). Such transcendence and "pure existence" removes imagination, conscience, and a sense of responsibility (46-47), and leads to illusions of godlike power over human affairs (58-59).