Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk Anthology

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Bruce Sterling
Ace Books, 1988 - Biography & Autobiography - 239 pages
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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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So I enjoy cyberpunk and I also find it, as a genre, a bit ridiculous. That said, doesn’t mean I don’t kinda want to wear all black leather and reflective sunglasses and get a bunch of piercings and ... Read full review

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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.  



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About the author (1988)

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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