WorldCat Identities

Sterling, Bruce

Works: 171 works in 696 publications in 18 languages and 17,423 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Steampunk fiction  Political fiction  Science fiction  Forecasts  Short stories, American  Historical fiction  Detective and mystery stories  History  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, zxx, Interviewee, Translator
Classifications: PS3569.T3876, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Bruce Sterling
The difference engine by William Gibson( Book )

76 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fictional speculation on what would have happened if the computer had been invented in the 19th century
The hacker crackdown : law and disorder on the electronic frontier by Bruce Sterling( Book )

45 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the activities and computer crimes that take place in cyberspace
Distraction : a novel by Bruce Sterling( Book )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on a declining America where cities are run by private corporations and the unpaid armed forces raise money at roadblocks. Only technology is advancing, the latest achievement being bicameral minds which allow people to do two things at once. The hero is a spin doctor for a senator
Holy fire : a novel by Bruce Sterling( Book )

35 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mia Ziemann is a ninety-four-year-old medical economist who enjoys all the benefits of her position. But a deathbed visit with a long-ago ex-lover and a chance meeting with a young bohemian dress designer brings Mia to an awful revelation. She has lived her life with such caution that it has been totally bereft of pleasure and adventure. She has one chance to do it all over. But first she must submit herself to a radical - and painful - experimental procedure that promises to make her young again. The procedure is not without risk and her second chance at life will not come without a price. And afterward she will have to escape her team of medical keepers
The caryatids by Bruce Sterling( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite the family history that has led to their estrangement from one another, three identical clone sisters--Vera, a pollution expert dealing with global clean-up efforts; Mila, a media star; and Sonja, a medical specialist stationed in the Gobi Desert--hold the key to saving the world from global warming, runaway pollution, and political intrigue
Heavy weather by Bruce Sterling( Book )

34 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They call themselves the Storm Troupe and they hack heavy weather. They chase the monster storms that twist erratically across the Southwestern badlands laid to waste by the greenhouse effect. They survive on scrap, grunge, free software, danger, and the charisma of their leader, the brilliant mathematician Dr. Jerry Mulcahey. Equipped with military-surplus "smart" vehicles, networked laptop computers, and virtual-reality gear, the Storm Troupe is chasing the ultimate storm: the F-6 tornado. Few outside the Troupe even believe that an F-6 is possible. Yet something unmistakably monstrous is brewing in the wrecked atmosphere over America's Tornado Alley. But no on in the Troupe, not even its brilliant, driven leader, guesses the real nature of the F-6 or the shadowy forces unleashed in its twisting fury. Not until it is too late
Tomorrow now : envisioning the next fifty years by Bruce Sterling( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Russian and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Predicting that the next generation will be living in a substantially different world, a forecast for the next fifty years discusses such topics as technology, health, law enforcement, and politics
Islands in the net by Bruce Sterling( Book )

48 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a near-future new age of corporate control, hacker mercenaries, and electronic terrorism, a public relations executive on the rise finds herself caught in the violent epicenter of a data war Two decades into the twenty-first century, the world's nations are becoming irrelevant. Corporations are the true global powers, with information the most valuable currency, while the smaller island nations have become sanctuaries for data pirates and terrorists. A globe-trotting PR executive for the large corporate economic democracy Rizome Industries Group, Laura Webster is present when a foreign repr
The zenith angle by Bruce Sterling( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a tale by the author of Tomorrow Now, top cyber-security theorist Derek Vanderveer finds his life permanently disrupted by the events of September 11, after which he accepts a job with a new national security agency to determine who is attacking a top-secret U.S. satellite
Mirrorshades : the cyberpunk anthology by Bruce Sterling( Book )

22 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories labeled "Mirroshade," "Neuromanatic," "Cyberpunk," etc. by such authors as Greg Bear, Pat Cadigan, William Gibson, Rudy Rucker, Lewis Shiner, John Shirley and others
Zeitgeist by Bruce Sterling( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1999 finds Leggy Starlitz running an international girl band that exists to push logo items to teenager fans. Things start to unravel when he runs into a long lost daughter
Shaping things by Bruce Sterling( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and French and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruce Sterling offers a history of shaped things and shows how we have moved from an age of artifacts, made by hand, through complex machines, to the era of 'gizmos'
Schismatrix by Bruce Sterling( Book )

34 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shaper-trained Abelard Lindsay, a failed and exiled revolutionary against Mech domination, becomes a pawn in the interstellar intrigue of a human and alien power struggle for control of humanity's future
Crystal express by Bruce Sterling( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Nouvelles
The artificial kid by Bruce Sterling( Book )

27 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ultra-rich satellite-dwellers orbiting the planet Reverie love to tune in to the televised exploits of the world's best professional combat artist, The Artificial Kid. But when an enemy discovers a secret from The Kid's murky past, The Kid must face the fiercest battle of his life, placing the fate of the entire planet in his hands
Visionary in residence : stories by Bruce Sterling( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Bruce Sterling's best SCI-FI short stories. He is a keen observer of our present day media choked culture and the near-future politics that has a true ring to it
Ascendancies : the best of Bruce Sterling by Bruce Sterling( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sterling (Visionary in Residence: Stories), the godfather of cyberpunk, demonstrates his full range, from far future to forgotten past, in this well-stocked career-spanning collection of his finest SF pieces. His blend of uncompromising realism and irrepressible optimism shows up wherever his protagonists do, whether working for a stranded alien in Crusader-era Palestine ("The Blemmye's Stratagem"), investigating a mock space journey inside the cavern left from a Chinese H-bomb test ("Taklamakan") or just hanging around (literally) in 2037 Chattanooga, fixing bikes and foiling a black ops agent out to protect her senile senator boss ("Bicycle Repairman")"--B & N website Editorial Reviews (October 2007)
Globalhead : stories by Bruce Sterling( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring thirteen satirical short stories, a unique collection includes scientific superstars, a rock singer who is the voice of the people, and two lost souls who drive off the edge of the world and find each other. From the Paperback edition
Schismatrix plus by Bruce Sterling( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Czech and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the last decade Bruce Sterling has emerged a pioneer of crucial, cutting-edge science fiction, his work lauded by critics and contemporaries alike. Now for the first time in one volume comes every word Bruce Sterling has ever written on the world of the Schismatrix - where the Shaper revolutionaries struggle against the aristocratic Mechanists for ultimate control of mankind's destiny. Experience the classic full-length novel, Schismatrix, plus thousands of words of mindbending short fiction from a storytelling master in overdrive
I must not think bad thoughts : drive-by essays on American dread, American dreams by Mark Dery( )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the cultural critic Wired called & ldquo;provocative and cuttingly humorous & rdquo; comes a viciously funny, joltingly insightful collection of drive-by critiques of contemporary America where chaos is the new normal. Exploring the darkest corners of the national psyche and the nethermost regions of the self & mdash;the gothic, the grotesque, and the carnivalesque & mdash;Mark Dery makes sense of the cultural dynamics of the American madhouse early in the twenty-first century. Here are essays on the pornographic fantasies of Star Trek fans, Facebook as Limbo of the Lost, George W. Bush & rsquo;s
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Alternative Names
Bruce Sterling Amerikaans schrijver

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Bruce Sterling autore di fantascienza statunitense

Bruce Sterling US-amerikanischer Science-Fiction-Schriftsteller

Sterlin, Bruce Michael.

Sterling, Bruce 1954-

Sterling, Michael Bruce 1954-

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Брус Стърлинг

Брюс Стерлінг

Стерлинг, Брюс

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The hacker crackdown : law and disorder on the electronic frontierDistraction : a novelHoly fire : a novelThe caryatidsHeavy weatherTomorrow now : envisioning the next fifty yearsIslands in the netThe zenith angle