ASCENDENCIES: THE BEST OF BRUCE STERLING

Sterling, Bruce.

Published by Subterranean Press., 2007
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Synopsis: "I'm an entertainer in the military-entertainment complex." -- Bruce Sterling Polemicist, provocateur, futurist, 'visionary in residence', Bruce Sterling has been out there, personally sharpening the cutting edge of science fiction for more than thirty years. From his first story "Man-Made Self" in 1976 to his latest "Kiosk" in 2007, Sterling has written science fiction that is fast-moving, sharply extrapolated, technologically literate, and as brilliant and coherent as a laser, as he himself once said of William Gibson. His "Shaper/Mechanist" stories were an essential part of the cyberpunk movement of the '80s, just as his "Leggy Starlitz" and "Chattanooga" stories wrangled the near future of the '90s better than anyone else. Whether writing about the deep future in Schismatrix or the deep present in Holy Fire, he has developed into the best science fiction writer working in the world today. Born in Texas in 1954, Sterling has traveled the globe writing and working for The New York Times, Nature, Wired, Newsday, and a number of industrial design magazines. His short fiction has appeared in almost every major publication in the science fiction field. His novels include far future adventures Involution Ocean and The Artificial Kid, Schismatrix, John W. Campbell Memorial Award winner Islands in the Net, The Difference Engine, Heavy Weather, Holy Fire, Distraction, and The Zenith Angle.

From the Inside Flap: Polemicist, provocateur, futurist, ‘visionary in residence’, Bruce Sterling has been out there, personally sharpening the cutting edge of science fiction for more than thirty years.From his first story “Man-Made Self” in 1976 to his latest “Kiosk” in 2007, Sterling has written science fiction that is fast-moving, sharply extrapolated, technologically literate, and as brilliant and coherent as a laser, as he himself once said of William Gibson. His “Shaper/Mechanist” stories were an essential part of the cyberpunk movement of the ’80s, just as his “Leggy Starlitz” and “Chattanooga” stories wrangled the near future of the ’90s better than anyone else. Whether writing about the deep future in Schismatrix or the deep present in Holy Fire, he has developed into the best science fiction writer working in the world today.

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Title: ASCENDENCIES: THE BEST OF BRUCE STERLING
Publisher: Subterranean Press.
Publication Date: 2007
Edition: 1st edition.

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Sterling, Bruce
Published by Subterranean Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 1596061138 ISBN 13: 9781596061132
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Book Description Subterranean Press, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. First Edition. Bruce Sterling is a founding father of the Cyberpunk genre. He started writing in the 70's, through now. His stories have shown up all over the place. This massive tome gathers stories from a variety of segments throughout his career, with a selection of Sharper/Mechanist, Leggie Starlitz and Chattanooga stories. Also both early and later periods of his career as well. Several of these stories are award winning stories. Book appears new and unread. The binding is tight and boxed. The dust jacket is crisp and free of chips, rips or tears. Dj is covered with a brodart, book preserved in an acid-free archival bag. Gift or collection quality. Seller Inventory # 903293

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