Cyberpunk : stories of hardware, software, wetware, evolution and revolution (Book, 2013) [WorldCat.org]
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Cyberpunk : stories of hardware, software, wetware, evolution and revolution

Author: Victoria Blake
Publisher: [Or.] : Underland Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Before email, before "the web," before hackers and GPS and sexting, before titanium implants, before Google Goggles, before Siri, and before each and every one of us carried a computer in our pockets, there was cyberpunk, and science fiction was never the same. Cyberpunk writers--serious, smart, and courageous in the face of change--exposed the naivete of a society rushing headlong into technological unknowns.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Short stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victoria Blake
ISBN: 9781937163082 1937163083
OCLC Number: 820136586
Description: 461 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Johnny Mnemonic / William Gibson --
Mozart in mirrorshades / Bruce Sterling, Lewis Shiner --
Interview with the crab / Jonathan Lethem --
El pepenador / Benjamin Parzybok --
Down and out in the year 2000 / Kim Stanley Robinson --
Getting to know you / David Marusek --
User-centric / Bruce Sterling --
The blog at the end of the world / Paul Tremblay --
Memories of moments, bright as falling stars / Cat Rambo --
Rock on / Pat Cadigan --
Blue clay blues / Gwyneth Jones --
The lost technique of blackmail / Mark Teppo --
Fall of the house of Escher / Greg Bear --
Soldier, sailor / Lewis Shiner --
The Jack Kerouac disembodied school of poetics / Rudy Rucker --
Mr. Boy / James Patrick Kelly --
Wolves of the plateau / John Shirley --
The nostalgist / Daniel H. Wilson --
Life in the anthropocene / Paul Di Filippo --
When sysadmins ruled the earth / Cory Doctorow.
Responsibility: edited by Victoria Blake.

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Before email, before "the web," before hackers and GPS and sexting, before titanium implants, before Google Goggles, before Siri, and before each and every one of us carried a computer in our pockets, there was cyberpunk, and science fiction was never the same. Cyberpunk writers--serious, smart, and courageous in the face of change--exposed the naivete of a society rushing headlong into technological unknowns. Technology could not save us, they argued, and it might in fact ruin us. Now, thirty years after The Movement party-crashed the science fiction scene, the cyberpunk reality has largely come to be. The future they imagined is here. In this book, you'll find stories by legendary cyberpunk authors like Bruce Sterling and William Gibson, as well as stories by new cyberpunk voices like Cory Doctorow and Jonathan Lethem. You'll find 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.

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