Crystal Express

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Arkham House Publishers, Jan 1, 1989 - Fiction - 264 pages
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Short stories deal with genetically altered humans, cyborgs, space travel, a world governed by multinational corporations

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Crystal express

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Five stories set in the Shaper/Mechanist universe of Schismatrix (LJ 6/15/85) highlight this collection of 12 sf and fantasy tales (some previously uncollected) by the author of Islands in the Net (LJ ... Read full review

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I really enjoyed the first half of the book: short stories about Shaper/Mechanist factions. The latter half of the book grows tedious, but the stories develop nicely. There is just not that much "wow" factor in most of the "human/fantasy" stories.

Contents

SH APERMECH ANIST
12
SPIDER ROSE
35
CICADA QUEEN
47
Copyright

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About the author (1989)

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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