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 - Joe - Goodreads
Some great cyberpunk stories, some not so great, and some that just didn't really fit in. I certainly wouldn't call this the definitive cyberpunk collection. William Gibson's "Burning Chrome" is a much better collection of cyberpunk short stories. Read full review