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Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk Anthology [Bruce Sterling] on *FREE * shipping on qualifying offers. A collection of tales by the best new science. comes not only after Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk Anthology (), the defining cyberpunk short story collection edited by Bruce Sterling. A collection of tales by the best new science fiction writers of the eighties, including Greg Bear, Pat Cadigan, William Gibson, Rudy Rucker, Lewis Shiner, Tom.

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Certainly the class of this writer shines through in a story which interweaves the history of Stonehenge with that of a major celebrity, whose status is due to being a world-class creator of recreational drugs. In pop culture, practice comes first; theory follows limping in its tracks. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I t is also perhaps his most overtly ideological work, the result an iconoclast opening salvo.

Or if you want to talk about gaming, I could name a ton of recent and old games that fall under “cyberpunk. With a special admiration for a writer whose integration of technology and literature stands unsurpassed: Gibson’s The Gernsback Continuum isn’t really cyberpunk, but it is a significant observation on the difference between the 50s vision of the future and that in the 80s. Of special note is that the 2 Gibson stories printed here were also included in Burning Chrome, so if you, like me, initially picked this us as a Gibson completist, you will be a little disappointed A very mixed bag.

This is a horse of a different colour, an aching backward glance, a nostalgia for a future that SF had led us to believe that was coming our way. They are a means of understanding, and highly valued. As might be expected, it’s quite varied in tone and style, from the whimsical to the overwrought.


As this is the book that defines the cyberpunk “movement” in a way, it seems churlish to say that some of the stories are more fantasy than cyberpunk, but as the genre is today, that’s the case.

There, he has to come to terms with the fact that he can not blame the hi-tech in his head to the extent that he has, but that it is his deeper self that is causing the difficulties.


Regardless, Bruce Bethke and Gardner Dozois and maybe some others gave cyberpunk its name. What Sterling means by “cyberpunk” are not the contents mirrorahades the stories but the authors themselves or the Movement.

Un relato corto bien construido y bien conocidoun tanto intranscendente pero que deja con buen sabor de boca. Sterling does a great job of stressing the key elements of cyberpunk and discussing the manner in which this then nascent movement coalesced.

Speculiction Review of “Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk Anthology” Edited by Bruce Sterling

Instead the book is packed with seemingly random science fiction stories by future cyberpunk veterans plus Greg Bear!? Some bruve it’s outside of what one mkrrorshades thinks of as cyberpunk post-Neuromancer. Kudos to Gibson and Contains many of my favorite examples of cyberpunk fiction. Marc Laidlaw Goodreads Author. Inner city gangs battle metal giants as the city crumbles around them. I also really liked Red Star, Winter Orbit co-written by Gibson-Sterling but just thought it was a solid regular old science fiction story.

Notify me of follow-up dterling by email. The man’s a unique individual, to say the least, so it doesn’t surprise me that Greg Bear or Rudy Rucker’s tales made the collection. The story is that of a young photographer, who finds himself catching glimpses of a future, a chrome, gull-winged, future as envisaged in the s.


The eleven authors here are only a part of this broad wave of writers, and the group as a whole already shows signs of remarkable militancy and fractiousness. The contradiction has become an mirrorshafes. The term captures something crucial to the work of these writers, something crucial to the decade as a whole: The story set in on a post-war fictional island called Freezone off the coast of Morrocco, an ageing rocker tries to find purpose in life.

What I find amusing is that somebody could easily write a Gibson Continuum story now highlighting the differences between the 80s future and ours. Individual cyberpunk writers differ in their literary debts; but some older writers, ancestral cyberpunks perhaps, show a clear and striking influence.

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It was worth the time taken to read, and certainly enlightening. May 07, Jose Brox rated it liked it Recommends it for: I’ll be doing this too in a moment, for the temptation is far too strong to resist. The protagonist is a combat veteran, who was enhanced to help with his airborne fighting.

The lesser cyberpunks come across like caffeinated s squares desperately trying to sound like the beatniks they’ve heard so much about. From Mozart to Thomas Jefferson among others, it was an interesting characterization.