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Gardner Dozois was among the first to bring critical attention to the nascent Movement. But domestic robots and jet-packs, and intergalactic space opera were seen by the group of writers coming through in the s as not being a future that they could engage with.

Preface to Mirrorshades

Sep 25, Nicholas Avedon rated it liked it. Preview — Eterling by Bruce Sterling. I’m just going to give a brief summary of all the stories and my reactions to them in the following. Greg BearPetra: This phenomenon, this dynamic, has a global range; cyberpunk is its literary incarnation.

Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk Anthology

Cyberpunk comes from the realm where the computer hacker and the rocker overlap, a cultural Petri dish where murrorshades gene lines splice. Sterling points out that it is a label none of them chose, and I think it was just an attempt to capture people who were experimenting with new ideas and directions in science fiction in the s.

Jul 18, Jenny Reading Envy rated it mirdorshades it Shelves: The even more powerful theme of mind invasion: In the end, Mirrorshades: Its writers prize the bizarre, the surreal, the formerly unthinkable.

Oct 01, Ernesto I. This is a horse of a different colour, an aching backward glance, a nostalgia for a future that SF had led us to believe that was coming our way. Marc Laidlaw Goodreads Author.


Tokyo’s Hayakawa’s SF Magazine was the first publication ever to produce an “all-cyberpunk” issue, in November And, as such, they are constant points of reference for cyberpunk. Others are further off the mark, but then accurate prediction is rarely the point of speculative fiction. Like the artists of punk and New Wave, the cyberpunk writers, as they develop, may soon be galloping in a dozen directions at once. This probably counts as essential reading for fans of cyberpunk, but only some of the stories qualify, genre-wise.

From counter-culture to individual isolation, post-humanism to outright sex, drugs, and rock and roll, a little bit of something can be found even if not bbruce of the stories fit the stereotypical cyberpunk image.

Mirrorshades: the cyberpunk anthology – Bruce Sterling – Google Books

Simply put, Houdini is set increasingly fantastic situations from which to escape — to the extent of a nuclear bomb being dropped — and he manages, with brio, to continue his escapological feats.

Pat Cadigan Goodreads Author. It is not for nothing that Timothy Leary mirrorshaces personal computers “the LSD of the s” – these are both technologies of frighteningly radical potential.

Una lectura largamente postergada. Many of these brkce are familiar to me Gibson, Sterling, Shiner, and Shirleybut quite a few are first time reads for me. Paperbackpages. The Cyberpunk Anthology is not a treasury of cyberpunk stories.

I couldn’t really see how this was cyberpunk at all. A feature of cyberpunk is a greater engagement mirrorehades the more youthful side of society — drugs, rock and roll and so forth. I guess I would rank this on the same scale – maybe lower than the previous story. Analizo los relatos uno por uno: Bruce Sterling and Lewis Shiner. Or if you want to talk about gaming, I could name a ton of recent and old games that fall under “cyberpunk. The pbk version I have also features a mireorshades reflective pair of shades which my scanner totally fails to scan!


A brief look at this book’s copyright page shows the central role of Ellen Datlow sterlinf Omni, a shades-packing sister in the vanguard of the ideologically correct, whose help in this anthology has been invaluable. Just started the book but already love it By hiding the eyes, mirrorshades prevent the forces of normalcy from realizing stetling one is crazed and possibly dangerous. I found Tales of Houdini to be immensely disappointing because it has absolutely nothing at all to do with cyberpunk.

Jul 22, Andrew rated it really liked it Shelves: Cyberpunk used to mean so much more than crazy future clothes, oppressive corporate regimes, and cybernetic enhancements, but murrorshades days the word mostly conjures up Gibsonian dystopias.

On a more superficial level, I found all the stories more or less entertaining.

Given the intro is heavy on the artistic side, Sterlig willing to give him the benefit of the doubt that something lurks in those stories related to cyberpunk even if it is not readily obvious. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

This book showcases writers who have come to prominence within this decade. Some find the results bizarre, even monstrous; for others bruuce integration is a powerful source of hope.