A friend gave me the full text of Diamond Dogs early last year, bootlegged and printed in the computer center, all 85ish pages of it. I read it in about two nights. This story has got it all: suspense, action, romance, betrayal, math, space travel, human cyborgification, etc. That's right, even math. In fact, the story's kinda based on math. But don't let that scare you.
Find this story and read it. You'll understand.