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Stories of Hardware, Software, Wetware, Evolution, and Revolution

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Cyberpunk has brought us films like Blade Runner, Tron, and The Matrix, and it has brought us now-classic novels like Snow Crash and Neuromancer. It continues to be a powerful theme in contemporary literature as writers imagine a gritty, dark, wild, and wicked future where body modification, seedy elements, omniscient corporations, and a few down-luck anti-heroes are always having it out. Inside the covers of this book, readers find stories by the best and the finest cyberpunk writers — from foundational authors like Bruce Sterling and William Gibson to new voices like Cory Doctorow — all of whom write with the fire and zeal that powers the best cyberpunk writing. Here are stories about society gone wrong and society saved, about soulless humans and soulful machines, about futures worth fighting for and futures that do nothing but kill. Welcome to your cyberpunk world.

Welcome to your cyberpunk world.

From Publishers Weekly

May 19, 2014 – Every entry in this disjointed reprint anthology is a keeper, but Blake ends up veering across the SF spectrum without consistently hitting the mark. Cyberpunk staples are well represented by stories such as Cat Rambo's "Memories of Moments, Bright as Falling Stars," about the transformative power of modification, and James Patrick Kelly's "Mr. Boy," a multilayered examination of growing up. Others give an invigorating twist to conventions: Bruce Sterling and Lewis Shiner's "Mozart in Mirrorshades" demonstrates the creation of a cyberpunk past, Mark Teppo's noir "The Lost Technique of Blackmail" has fantastically evolved language, and Greg Bear's "The Fall of the House of Escher" is full of gothic horror. Unfortunately, the anthology is knocked off-track by such works as Jonathan Lethem's media-culture-commentary "Interview with the Crab" and Rudy Rucker's magically driven "The Jack Kerouac Disembodied School of Poetics"; they're well written, but they seem to belong in another book.
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Published: Mar 12, 2013
  • Publisher: Resurrection House
  • Seller: Perseus Books, LLC
  • Print Length: 432 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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