skip to content
Schismatrix Plus. Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Schismatrix Plus.

Author: Bruce Sterling
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Open Road Media, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
A breathtaking journey through a far-future universe in which the adherents of technological bodily enhancements violently clash with believers in genetic manipulation, from one of the godfathers of cyberpunk In the generations since humanity first began to spread itself throughout the universe, schisms have torn the race asunder. In the future, as in the past, extreme ideological differences have set man against  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sterling, Bruce.
Schismatrix Plus.
Newburyport : Open Road Media, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Sterling
ISBN: 9781497688117 1497688116
OCLC Number: 895179242
Description: 1 online resource (321 pages)

Abstract:

A breathtaking journey through a far-future universe in which the adherents of technological bodily enhancements violently clash with believers in genetic manipulation, from one of the godfathers of cyberpunk In the generations since humanity first began to spread itself throughout the universe, schisms have torn the race asunder. In the future, as in the past, extreme ideological differences have set man against man, causing serious tensions and violence, particularly between the Mechanist and Shaper sects. For the Mechanists, who believe in high-tech prosthetics as the only means of advancing human development, the Shaper belief in the use of genetic improvement is anathema and therefore must be eradicated, while the rebel Shapers likewise strive for the ultimate destruction of their cybernetic rivals. Between the two camps travels Abelard Lindsay & mdash;a betrayed and exiled Shaper diplomat, well trained in the art of lies and subterfuge & mdash;who, over the course of a lifetime of centuries, comes to embrace piracy and revolution en route to quite possibly ushering a shattered humankind toward its bold new destiny. Considered by many, including the author himself, to be his most powerful work, Schismatrix offers a brilliant, bold, gritty, and startlingly original look into humanity & rsquo;s future possibilities. In Schismatrix Plus, Sterling also includes every subsequent excursion into the Shaper/Mechanist universe, complementing his acclaimed novel with the complete collection of mind-boggling Schismatrix short fiction.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/895179242> # Schismatrix Plus.
    a schema:MediaObject, schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "895179242" ;
    rdfs:comment "Warning: This malformed URI has been treated as a string - 'http://images.contentreserve.com/ImageType-100/2363-1/{356BC40C-ED0F-43B8-94C7-5355DD1DACCE}Img100.jpg'" ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4136953#Topic/science_fiction_american> ; # Science fiction, American
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4136953#Topic/literary_criticism_american_general> ; # LITERARY CRITICISM--American--General
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4136953#Topic/fiction_science_fiction_genetic_engineering> ; # FICTION--Science Fiction--Genetic Engineering
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/813.54/e21/> ;
    schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
    schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4136953#Person/sterling_bruce> ; # Bruce Sterling
    schema:datePublished "2014" ;
    schema:description "A breathtaking journey through a far-future universe in which the adherents of technological bodily enhancements violently clash with believers in genetic manipulation, from one of the godfathers of cyberpunk In the generations since humanity first began to spread itself throughout the universe, schisms have torn the race asunder. In the future, as in the past, extreme ideological differences have set man against man, causing serious tensions and violence, particularly between the Mechanist and Shaper sects. For the Mechanists, who believe in high-tech prosthetics as the only means of advancing human development, the Shaper belief in the use of genetic improvement is anathema and therefore must be eradicated, while the rebel Shapers likewise strive for the ultimate destruction of their cybernetic rivals. Between the two camps travels Abelard Lindsay & mdash;a betrayed and exiled Shaper diplomat, well trained in the art of lies and subterfuge & mdash;who, over the course of a lifetime of centuries, comes to embrace piracy and revolution en route to quite possibly ushering a shattered humankind toward its bold new destiny. Considered by many, including the author himself, to be his most powerful work, Schismatrix offers a brilliant, bold, gritty, and startlingly original look into humanity & rsquo;s future possibilities. In Schismatrix Plus, Sterling also includes every subsequent excursion into the Shaper/Mechanist universe, complementing his acclaimed novel with the complete collection of mind-boggling Schismatrix short fiction."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/4136953> ;
    schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4136953#CreativeWork/schismatrix_plus> ;
    schema:name "Schismatrix Plus."@en ;
    schema:productID "895179242" ;
    schema:url <http://rbdigital.oneclickdigital.com> ;
    schema:url <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=890948> ;
    schema:url <http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/ucm/detail.action?docID=1834934> ;
    schema:url <https://samples.overdrive.com/schismatrix-plus?.epub-sample.overdrive.com> ;
    schema:url <http://www.myilibrary.com?id=660001> ;
    schema:url <http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=1834934> ;
    schema:url <https://www.overdrive.com/search?q=356BC40C-ED0F-43B8-94C7-5355DD1DACCE> ;
    schema:url "http://images.contentreserve.com/ImageType-100/2363-1/{356BC40C-ED0F-43B8-94C7-5355DD1DACCE}Img100.jpg" ;
    schema:url <http://www.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAxMDE5LTIwMDA5MjA1> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781497688117> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/895179242> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4136953#Person/sterling_bruce> # Bruce Sterling
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Sterling" ;
    schema:givenName "Bruce" ;
    schema:name "Bruce Sterling" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4136953#Topic/fiction_science_fiction_genetic_engineering> # FICTION--Science Fiction--Genetic Engineering
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "FICTION--Science Fiction--Genetic Engineering"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4136953#Topic/literary_criticism_american_general> # LITERARY CRITICISM--American--General
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "LITERARY CRITICISM--American--General"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4136953#Topic/science_fiction_american> # Science fiction, American
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Science fiction, American"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781497688117>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1497688116" ;
    schema:isbn "9781497688117" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.