Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk Anthology
Ace Books, 1988 - Biography & Autobiography - 239 pages
With their hard-edged, street-wise prose, they created frighteningly probable futures of high-tech societies and low-life hustlers. Fans and critics call their world cyberpunk. Here is the definitive "cyberpunk" short fiction collection.
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If you love cyberpunk this is a must read. I'd recommend starting with William Gibson's Neuromancer if you're new to the genre or his short stories Johnny Mnemonic, and Burning Chrome if you don't want to sit down and read a novel just yet. However for the cyberpunk fan this is a must. Not only does it introduce you to the styles of the genre but it also introduces some great authors whose works are also must reads for any cyberpunk fan. I don't like the two stories they chose by William Gibson I believe they could have chose some better and more cyberpunk works but they are still good reads none the less. Cyberpunk is never a light read but these stories seem less overwhelming than the novels and can be a little easier to understand, if cyberpunk can ever be understood that is.
Review: Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk AnthologyUser Review - Stacy - Goodreads
A great introduction to cyberpunk! My favourite stories were Snake-Eyes by Tom Maddox, 400 Boys by Marc Laidlaw, Freezone by John Shirley, Stone Lives by Paul Di Filippo and Mozart in Mirrorshades by Bruce Sterling and Lewis Shiner. Read full review