Schismatrix Plus

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Ace Books, 1982 - Fiction - 319 pages
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Schismatrix Plus, is Bruce Sterling's new trade paperback. For the first time in one volume: every word Bruce Sterling has ever written on the Shapers-Mechanists Universe.

In the last decade, Sterling has emerged a pioneer of crucial, cutting-edge science fiction. Now Ace Books is proud to offer Sterling's stunning world of the Schismatrix--where Shaper revolutionaries struggle against aristocratic Mechanists for ultimate control of man's destiny. This volume includes the classic full-length novel, Schismatrix, plus thousands of words of mind-bending short fiction.

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User Review  - Clevermonkey - LibraryThing

One of the giants and progenitors of post-human sci-fi. Collection of short stories and novellas that are foundational for the genre. One of the few authors who manages to depict minds that just fundamentally doesn't work like ours. Read full review

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User Review  - figre - LibraryThing

Science fiction is often called the fiction of ideas. In a way, this is insulting. Yes, in the past, it was the ideas that drove the stories - not the people, not the story, just a litany of ideas ... Read full review


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Bruce Sterling is a recent winner of the Nebula Award and the author of the nonfiction book "The Hacker Crackdown" as well as novels and short story collections. He co-authored, with William Gibson, the critically acclaimed novel "The Difference Engine." He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and daughter.

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