\"Cyber-Reader: Critical Writings for the Digital Era,\" edited by Neil Spiller, offers the fundamentals of cyber theory in a compact 300-page hardback. Published in March of 2002, \"Cyber-Reader\" has numerous predecessors but stands out because of its elegant design, concise introductions before each entry, and writings that span nearly a century and a half of cybernetic inquiry. Authors include Babbage, Wiener, Virilio, Delueze and Guttari, Gibson and Harraway to name just a few. This book will surely appear on college syllabi in the Fall and will become a standard reference for new media enthusiasts.