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Sterling, Bruce

Works: 283 works in 926 publications in 18 languages and 18,716 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Cyberpunk fiction  Steampunk fiction  Political fiction  Forecasts  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Short stories  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, zxx, wpr, Contributor, Interviewee, Other, Creator, win, Collector, Translator
Classifications: PS3569.T3876, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Bruce Sterling
The hacker crackdown : law and disorder on the electronic frontier by Bruce Sterling( )

62 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the activities and computer crimes that take place in cyberspace
The difference engine by William Gibson( Book )

65 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fictional speculation on what would have happened if the computer had been invented in the 19th century
Distraction : a novel by Bruce Sterling( Book )

33 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on a declining America where cities are run by private corporations and the unpaid armed forces raise money at roadblocks. Only technology is advancing, the latest achievement being bicameral minds which allow people to do two things at once. The hero is a spin doctor for a senator
Holy fire : a novel by Bruce Sterling( Book )

31 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 21st Century, suffering and illness have been banished as everything from food to education is free, but boredom still plagues mankind. So after undergoing an operation to rejuvenate herself by 75 years, Mia Ziemman travels to Prague to join bohemians seeking meaning in life
The caryatids by Bruce Sterling( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite the family history that has led to their estrangement from one another, three identical clone sisters--Vera, a pollution expert dealing with global clean-up efforts; Mila, a media star; and Sonja, a medical specialist stationed in the Gobi Desert--hold the key to saving the world from global warming, runaway pollution, and political intrigue
Heavy weather by Bruce Sterling( Book )

30 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the year 2030, the green house effect has resulted in violent tornadoes sweeping Texas. On their trail are the "storm troupers," computer experts and atmospheric scientists who document and spread the information on digital networks, using virtual reality to explore the eye of the storm. Now the computers announce the approach of F-6, a tornado of an intensity unknown to man. By the author of The Hacker Crackdown
Tomorrow now : envisioning the next fifty years by Bruce Sterling( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Predicting that the next generation will be living in a substantially different world, a forecast for the next fifty years discusses such topics as technology, health, law enforcement, and politics
Islands in the net by Bruce Sterling( Book )

37 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Information is power, and even in the peaceful post-millenial age, power corrupts. Data pirates, new-age mercenaries, high-tech shamans, and murder stalk a brutal netherworld of deregulated havens in the Global Communications Network. A war between data pirates involves a young woman and her husband in a desperate search for a new kind of international terrorist. The book explores the gulf between the high-tech haves and have-nots in 21st-century techno-intrigue
I must not think bad thoughts : drive-by essays on American dread, American dreams by Mark Dery( )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the cultural critic Wired called "provocative and cuttingly humorous" comes a viciously funny, joltingly insightful collection of drive-by critiques of contemporary America where chaos is the new normal. Exploring the darkest corners of the national psyche and the nethermost regions of the self--the gothic, the grotesque, and the carnivalesque--Mark Dery makes sense of the cultural dynamics of the American madhouse early in the twenty-first century. Here are essays on the pornographic fantasies of Star Trek fans, Facebook as Limbo of the Lost, George W. Bush's fear of his inner queer, the theme-parking of the Holocaust, the homoerotic subtext of the Super Bowl, the hidden agendas of IQ tests, Santa's secret kinship with Satan, the sadism of dentists, Hitler's afterlife on YouTube, the sexual identity of 2001's HAL, the suicide note considered as a literary genre, the surrealist poetry of robot spam, the zombie apocalypse, Lady Gaga, the Church of Euthanasia, toy guns in the dream lives of American boys, and the polymorphous perversity of Madonna's big toe. Dery casts a critical eye on the accepted order of things, boldly crossing into the intellectual no-fly zones demarcated by cultural warriors on both sides of America's ideological divide: controversy-phobic corporate media, blinkered academic elites, and middlebrow tastemakers. Intellectually omnivorous and promiscuously interdisciplinary, Dery's writing is a generalist's guilty pleasure in an age of nanospecialization and niche marketing. From Menckeneaque polemics on American society and deft deconstructions of pop culture to unflinching personal essays in which Dery turns his scalpel-sharp wit on himself, I must not think bad thoughts is a head-spinning intellectual ride through American dreams and American nightmares
Shaping things by Bruce Sterling( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of shaped things. We have moved from an age of artifacts, made by hand, through complex machines, to the current era of "gizmos." New forms of design and manufacture are appearing that lack historical precedent, Sterling writes; but the production methods, using archaic forms of energy and materials that are finite and toxic, are not sustainable. The future will see a new kind of object -- we have the primitive forms of them now in our pockets and briefcases: user-alterable, baroquely multi-featured, and programmable -- that will be sustainable, enhanceable, and uniquely identifiable. Sterling coins the term "spime" for them, these future manufactured objects with informational support so extensive and rich that they are regarded as material instantiations of an immaterial system. Spimes are designed on screens, fabricated by digital means, and precisely tracked through space and time. They are made of substances that can be folded back into the production stream of future spimes, challenging all of us to become involved in their production. Spimes are coming, says Sterling. We will need these objects in order to live; we won't be able to surrender their advantages without awful consequences. - from publisher web site
Mirrorshades : the cyberpunk anthology by Bruce Sterling( Book )

32 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and Dutch and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories labeled "Mirroshade," "Neuromanatic," "Cyberpunk," etc. by such authors as Greg Bear, Pat Cadigan, William Gibson, Rudy Rucker, Lewis Shiner, John Shirley and others
Across the wounded galaxies : interviews with contemporary American science fiction writers by Larry McCaffery( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zeitgeist by Bruce Sterling( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1999 finds Leggy Starlitz running an international girl band that exists to push logo items to teenager fans. Things start to unravel when he runs into a long lost daughter
The zenith angle by Bruce Sterling( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a tale by the author of Tomorrow Now, top cyber-security theorist Derek Vanderveer finds his life permanently disrupted by the events of September 11, after which he accepts a job with a new national security agency to determine who is attacking a top-secret U.S. satellite
The Artificial kid by Bruce Sterling( Book )

29 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science fiction novel that is exciting, sometimes bizarre, and genuinely delightful
Pirate utopia by Bruce Sterling( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original introduction by Warren Ellis, author of Transmetropolitan and Gun Machine Who are these bold rebels pillaging their European neighbors in the name of revolution? The Futurists! Utopian pirate warriors of the diminutive Regency of Carnaro, scourge of the Adriatic Sea. Mortal enemies of communists, capitalists, and even fascists (to whom they are not entirely unsympathetic). The ambitious Soldier-Citizens of Carnaro are led by a brilliant and passionate coterie of the perhaps insane. Lorenzo Secondari, World War I veteran, engineering genius, and leader of Croatian raiders. Frau Piffer, Syndicalist manufacturer of torpedos at a factory run by and for women. The Ace of Hearts, a dashing Milanese aristocrat, spymaster, and tactical savant. And the Prophet, a seductive warrior-poet who leads via free love and military ruthlessness. Fresh off of a worldwide demonstration of their might, can the Futurists engage the aid of sinister American traitors and establish global domination?
Schismatrix by Bruce Sterling( Book )

31 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shaper-trained Abelard Lindsay, a failed and exiled revolutionary against Mech domination, becomes a pawn in the interstellar intrigue of a human and alien power struggle for control of humanity's future
Crystal express by Bruce Sterling( Book )

22 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first collection by Sterling brings together a dozen of his evocative, inventive stories. "Spook" tells of a future intelligence agent who is subjected to an operation that removes the psychologically limiting Veil implanted in his head, and then finds freedom untenable because it brings realization of all the suffering he has caused. "The Little Magic Shop" is a whimsical story about a life-extending elixir, with a twist. Five of the stories are from the Shaper/Mechanist series, set in a future in which the two races war for the universe's resources. "Swarm" tells of a Shaper who craftily gathers some genetic material from the alien Swarm race with the intent of creating a slave population, but whose plans backfire spectacularly when his understanding of the Swarm proves less advanced than his technology
Ascendancies : the best of Bruce Sterling by Bruce Sterling( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sterling (Visionary in Residence: Stories), the godfather of cyberpunk, demonstrates his full range, from far future to forgotten past, in this well-stocked career-spanning collection of his finest SF pieces. His blend of uncompromising realism and irrepressible optimism shows up wherever his protagonists do, whether working for a stranded alien in Crusader-era Palestine ("The Blemmye's Stratagem"), investigating a mock space journey inside the cavern left from a Chinese H-bomb test ("Taklamakan") or just hanging around (literally) in 2037 Chattanooga, fixing bikes and foiling a black ops agent out to protect her senile senator boss ("Bicycle Repairman")"--B & N website Editorial Reviews (October 2007)
Schismatrix plus by Bruce Sterling( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the last decade Bruce Sterling has emerged a pioneer of crucial, cutting-edge science fiction, his work lauded by critics and contemporaries alike. Now for the first time in one volume comes every word Bruce Sterling has ever written on the world of the Schismatrix - where the Shaper revolutionaries struggle against the aristocratic Mechanists for ultimate control of mankind's destiny. Experience the classic full-length novel, Schismatrix, plus thousands of words of mindbending short fiction from a storytelling master in overdrive
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The difference engine
The difference engineDistraction : a novelHoly fire : a novelThe caryatidsHeavy weatherTomorrow now : envisioning the next fifty yearsIslands in the netShaping things
Alternative Names
Bruce Sterling American writer, speaker, futurist, and design instructor

Bruce Sterling americký spisovateľ

Bruce Sterling Amerikaans schrijver

Bruce Sterling amerikai író, újságíró

Bruce Sterling amerikansk forfatter

Bruce Sterling autore di fantascienza statunitense

Bruce Sterling US-amerikanischer Science-Fiction-Schriftsteller

Omniaveritas Vincent

Sterlin, Bruce Michael.

Sterling, Bruce 1954-

Sterling Michael Bruce

Sterling, Michael Bruce 1954-

Μπρους Στέρλινγκ

Брус Стерлинг

Брус Стърлинг

Брюс Стерлинг американский писатель-фантаст, журналист и литературовед

Брюс Стерлінг

Стерлинг, Брюс

ברוס סטרלינג

بروس استرلینق

بروس استرلینگ

بروس سترلينغ

브루스 스털링

스터링 브루스 1954-

스털링 브루스 1954-

スターリング, ブルース