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Sterling, Bruce

Overview
Works: 180 works in 763 publications in 17 languages and 18,146 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Cyberpunk fiction  Steampunk fiction  Political fiction  Short stories  Forecasts  Short stories, American  Historical fiction  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, zxx, Interviewee, Contributor, Translator, Other, Collector
Classifications: PS3569.T3876, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bruce Sterling
The difference engine by William Gibson( Book )

79 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,842 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 )

59 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

29 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In November 2044, American society is breaking down and the only person who knows how to stop it is a political spin doctor whose credibility is shadowed by a devastating scandal that no one can forget
Holy fire : a novel by Bruce Sterling( Book )

32 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 21st Century, suffering and illness have been banished as everything from food to education is free, but boredom still plagues mankind. So after undergoing an operation to rejuvenate herself by 75 years, Mia Ziemman travels to Prague to join bohemians seeking meaning in life
The caryatids by Bruce Sterling( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 789 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 )

32 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the year 2030, the green house effect has resulted in violent tornadoes sweeping Texas. On their trail are the "storm troupers," computer experts and atmospheric scientists who document and spread the information on digital networks, using virtual reality to explore the eye of the storm. Now the computers announce the approach of F-6, a tornado of an intensity unknown to man. By the author of The Hacker Crackdown
Tomorrow now : envisioning the next fifty years by Bruce Sterling( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Russian and held by 675 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 )

45 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 588 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 representative is assassinated on Rizome soil during a conference for offshore data havens. Dispatched immediately on an international mission of diplomacy, Laura hopes she can make a difference in a volatile, unsteady world, but instead finds herself trapped on the front lines of rapidly escalating third-world hostilities and caught up in an inescapable net of conspiracy, terrorism, post-millennial voodoo, and electronic warfare. During the 1980s, science fiction luminary Bruce Sterling envisioned the future ... and hit it almost dead-on. The author who, along with William Gibson, Neal Stephenson, and Rudy Rucker, helped create and define the cyberpunk subgenre imagines a world of tomorrow in Islands in the Net that bears a striking--and disturbing--resemblance to our present-day information-age reality. Nominated for the Hugo and Locus Awards and winner of the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, Sterling's extraordinary novel is a gripping, eye-opening, and remarkably prescient science fiction classic
Mirrorshades : the cyberpunk anthology by Bruce Sterling( Book )

30 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 542 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
Shaping things by Bruce Sterling( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and French and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The zenith angle by Bruce Sterling( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 498 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
Zeitgeist by Bruce Sterling( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 489 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
Crystal express by Bruce Sterling( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Schismatrix by Bruce Sterling( Book )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 429 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
The Artificial kid by Bruce Sterling( Book )

27 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 398 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
Pirate utopia by Bruce Sterling( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original introduction by Warren Ellis, author of Transmetropolitan and Gun Machine Who are these bold rebels pillaging their European neighbors in the name of revolution? The Futurists! Utopian pirate warriors of the diminutive Regency of Carnaro, scourge of the Adriatic Sea. Mortal enemies of communists, capitalists, and even fascists (to whom they are not entirely unsympathetic). The ambitious Soldier-Citizens of Carnaro are led by a brilliant and passionate coterie of the perhaps insane. Lorenzo Secondari, World War I veteran, engineering genius, and leader of Croatian raiders. Frau Piffer, Syndicalist manufacturer of torpedos at a factory run by and for women. The Ace of Hearts, a dashing Milanese aristocrat, spymaster, and tactical savant. And the Prophet, a seductive warrior-poet who leads via free love and military ruthlessness. Fresh off of a worldwide demonstration of their might, can the Futurists engage the aid of sinister American traitors and establish global domination?
Visionary in residence : stories by Bruce Sterling( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 309 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 )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 303 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)
Schismatrix plus by Bruce Sterling( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 209 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( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

From the cultural critic Wired called "provocative and cuttingly humorous" 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--the gothic, the grotesque, and the carnivalesque--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's fear of his inner queer, the theme-parking of the Holocaust, the homoerotic subtext of the Super Bowl, the hidden agendas of IQ tests, Santa's secret kinship with Satan, the sadism of dentists, Hitler's afterlife on YouTube, the sexual identity of 2001's HAL, the suicide note considered as a literary genre, the surrealist poetry of robot spam, the zombie apocalypse, Lady Gaga, the Church of Euthanasia, toy guns in the dream lives of American boys, and the polymorphous perversity of Madonna's big toe. Dery casts a critical eye on the accepted order of things, boldly crossing into the intellectual no-fly zones demarcated by cultural warriors on both sides of America's ideological divide: controversy-phobic corporate media, blinkered academic elites, and middlebrow tastemakers. Intellectually omnivorous and promiscuously interdisciplinary, Dery's writing is a generalist's guilty pleasure in an age of nanospecialization and niche marketing. From Menckeneaque polemics on American society and deft deconstructions of pop culture to unflinching personal essays in which Dery turns his scalpel-sharp wit on himself, I must not think bad thoughts is a head-spinning intellectual ride through American dreams and American nightmares
 
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Alternative Names
Bruce Sterling Amerikaans schrijver

Bruce Sterling amerikai író, újságíró

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 Стерлинг

Брус Стърлинг

Брюс Стерлінг

Стерлинг, Брюс

ברוס סטרלינג

بروس استرلینگ

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スターリング, ブルース

ブルース・スターリング

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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 netMirrorshades : the cyberpunk anthology