Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk Anthology [Bruce Sterling] on *FREE * shipping on qualifying offers. A collection of tales by the best new science. comes not only after Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk Anthology (), the defining cyberpunk short story collection edited by Bruce Sterling. A collection of tales by the best new science fiction writers of the eighties, including Greg Bear, Pat Cadigan, William Gibson, Rudy Rucker, Lewis Shiner, Tom.
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In pop culture, practice comes first; theory follows limping in its tracks. I felt the collection was loosely tied together by, perhaps, mere fancy on Sterling’s part In that respect it serves to highlight the overlap between cyberpunk and traditional military sci-fi sterlung was to grow over the years.
Cyberpunk is widely known for its telling use of detail, its carefully constructed intricacy, its willingness to carry extrapolation into the fabric of daily life.
A cracking little paperback, which every self-respecting SF reader should have at home. Yes, not every one is what most consider cyberpunk, leaving me to believe Sterling obviously had his own agenda.
There is in relatively little that in retrospect one would recognise as being cyberpunk This is reasonable solid anthology, with generally decent standard of stories. Scratch music, whose ghetto innovators turn the phonograph itself into an instrument, producing an archetypal Eighties music where funk meets the Burroughs cut-up method. The statue which was Jesus has a part to play, as does a love affair between a young human girl and a creature of stone.
Return to Book Page. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I’d love to see whether Stone manages to make life better, or if like so many other cyberpunk captains of industry he continues to screw over the planet.
Cyberpunk work is marked by its visionary intensity. It is not the bottled genie of remote Big Science boffins; it is pervasive, utterly intimate. But there was always a lurking contradiction at its heart, symbolized by the electric guitar. Mozart in Mirrorshades is a gonzo time travel romp about Mozart becoming a rock musician, and I’d love to see what happens to him when he gets back to the main timeline. I’ve avoided stories widely anthologized elsewhere, so even hardened devotees should find new visions here.
What makes it interesting is that it was supposedly the definitive collection that helped to mirrorshadrs cyberpunk. Love him or hate him, Bruce Sterling has perhaps two. Jan 10, Hamish Cameron rated it liked it. Cyberpunk is a natural extension of elements already present in science fiction, elements sometimes buried but always seething with potential.
I couldn’t really see how this was cyberpunk at all. In sum, it’s basically Houdini getting abducted several times and escaping, and putting his mother’s fears to rest when she’s worried about him. brufe
A bizarre and fun time capsule. Este famoso relato es muy creativo.
Preface to Mirrorshades
It was the future that most SF had led us to mirrorshhades forward to — with the exception of a few authors with a more dystopian, or dyspeptic view. I guess that the most interesting part of the most famous anthology of cyberpunk stories is that there is very little cyberpunk in it at all. From the harder tradition: But this is still absolutely worth reading. Critics, myself included, persist in label-mongering, despite all warnings; we must, because it’s a valid source of insight – as well as great fun.
Privileged, that is, by virtue of having paid a substantial sum, but mirrorshwdes what is privilege if not having that option? Other stories such as ‘ Boys’ by Marc Laidlaw and ‘Rock On’ by Pat Cadigan read to me as early ‘textbook’ examples of the cyberpunk aesthetic and didn’t resonate with me beyond the evocatively colourful language and world-building.
Mirrorshades : the CyberPunk Anthology edited by Bruce Sterling, (Anchor House, 1986).
This isn’t an anthology to read if you mirrorshadez hoping for more stories like William Gibson’s Sprawl Trilogy. Dick; the soaring, skipping beatnik tech of Alfred Bester. Is time traveling and stealing art from Thomas Jefferson cyberpunk or just time travel and alternate reality? Nov 02, Jesse rated it liked it. With a mirrorshaded admiration for a writer whose integration of technology and literature stands unsurpassed: Some critics opine that cyberpunk is disentangling SF from mainstream influence, much as punk stripped rock and roll of the symphonic elegances of Seventies “progressive rock.
Published July 1st by Ace first published The Cyberpunk Anthology the result, it is both broad in scope yet delimits the idea of what cyberpunk, or at least can be.
Gibson’s The Gernsback Continuum isn’t really cyberpunk, but it is a significant observation on the difference between the 50s vision of the future steeling that in the 80s. However, the other stories fit in in terms of era. Nonetheless, he was able to forge a cultural landmark by gathering together the bastard offspring of post-modern literature and bleeding-edge sci-fi and put gruce label to a subgenre that maintains its appeal over three decades later. The cyberpunks aim for a wide-ranging, global point of view.
These proto-cyberpunks were briefly dubbed the Mirrorshades Group. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.