Bruce Sterling (Pdf / kindle) Ascendancies The Best of Bruce Sterling
Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¹ Bruce SterlingWill return to this collection of stories Bruce Sterling on his birthday April 14 A bizarre and hilarious absurdism full of original ideas and strange insights vivid oddball characters filling wonderful stories Bruce Sterling s fiction is as great as we might expect from the cofounder of cyberpunk but it is great because it is built of technological historical and economic facts of our real world disciplines of which he is a master theorist It is as if Hegel had a sense of humor and Wrote For His Mates for his mates the pub As a speculative historian he has a concern with power and its origins and conseuences linked to a vision of economics as the master science which determines everything else in sociopolitical and cultural terms as it coevovles with technology and material culture to shape our environment and ourselves Of his nonfiction and asifictional works all are worth reading if you have even a passing interest in technology and its impact on our lives Spasm Virtual Reality Android Music and Electric Flesh exploring the impact of Virtual Reality on our culture the 30 page essay The Epic Struggle of the Internet of Things the speculative design manifesto Shaping Things Tomorrow Now Envisioning the Next Fifty Years and the histories The Hacker Crackdown Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier and possibly Zenith billed as a fictional story about our post 911 cybersecurity world but I think maybe not that much fiction After reading his short fiction collection Ascendancies The Best of Bruce Sterling there are the three must read novels Holy Fire exploring immortality and memory the hilarious Zeitgeist and the now classic Islands in the Net Schismatrix Plus his inarguable Great Book in which several possible posthuman civilizations collide in absurd and vividly imaginative ways a bizarre dark satire of free market economics densely layered
with startling ideas In Pirate Utopia we have an all too possible near future pushing this economics driven speculationstartling ideas In Pirate Utopia we have an all too possible near future pushing this economics driven speculation further This is actually one of my favorite books because I think its very possible we will see something like it as a reaction to the global. Span the illustrious career of the author who along with William Gibson and Neal Stephenson injected the word cyberpunk into the science fiction lexicon These tales not only traverse galaxies and employ mind boggling technologies they also cut back across the centuries into a richly imagined past with style and a sharp satiric edgeSterling’s Desire Island - The Niece unparalleled imagination and courageous originality carry the reader into the futureniverse of the warring Shapers and Mechanists rival sects of exiled humanity with radically opposed views of human augmentation Several stories feature the estionable adventures of the footloos. ,
Bruce Sterling is sublime A Hugo winner and one of my favorite SF short stories Of All Time It S Been Years all time It s been years I last read it and I still chuckle recalling SF short stories of all time It s been years since I last read it and I still chuckle recalling passages The great example how to break the rules and make the end of the story right With no end at all Great stories off beat and eccentric in what to me was an appealing way A couple of dories not so much hence four not five stars Bruce Sterling one of the best practitioners of science fiction and every kind of writing that can be presented sing the tropes of sci fi ie fantasy finally allows The Rancher and the City Girl us to get a glimpse of his entire range of literary creativity The stories arenlike most of the contemporary science fiction that fill Ice Wolves (Elementals, up the extremely boring volumes edited by gardner Dozois or some of the other pretenders They are fresh fast driven eually by plot characters and very tightly told Sterling gives too hoots about propagation of politically correct themes through fiction and concentrates on creating stuff that you are bound to remember as one hell of a story The contents of this massive collection are Introduction by Karen Joy Fowler Foreword by Bruce SterlingPart I The SharperMechanist Stories1 Swarm2 Spider Rose3 Cicadaeen4 Sunken Gardens5 Twenty EvocationsPart II Early Science Fiction and Fantasy6 Green Days in Brunei7 Dinner in Audoghast8 The Compassionate the Digital9 Flowers of Edo10 The Little Magic Shop11 Our Neural Cherynobyl12 We See Things Differently13 Dori BangsPart III The Leggy Starlitz Stories14 Hollywood Kremlin15 Are You for 8616 The Littlest JackalPart IV The Chattanooga Stories17 Deep Eddy18 Bicycle Repairman19 TaklamakanPart V Later Science Fiction and Fantasy20 The Sword of Damocles21 Maneki Neko22 In Paradise23 The Blemmye s Strategem24 KioskI can try to list some of my favourties among favourites but that would not be very good for you the prospective reader These are wonderful stories and if you feel like reading them after you have read this incompetent review my work here would be done Highly recommended Great collection of Sterling stories I loved it just wish it was longer Stopped reading but. Two dozen tales of future shock and twisted history from an ndisputed king of cyberpunk science fiction including Nebula Award finalists “Sunken Garden” and “Dori Bangs” Time magazine describes Bruce Sterling as “one of America’s best known science fiction writers and perhaps the sharpest observer of our media choked culture working today in any genre” Sterling’s abilities are on full display in Ascendancies a collection of speculative fiction from a world class world building futurist alternate historian and mad prophet operating at the peak of his extraordinary powers Here are twenty four stories that. .
Rise of nationalist fascism and I m not sure if I find that idea terrifying or wonderful For now I m keeping my pirate flag in the wine cellar but I do have one in case of future need An excellent collection Pretty much all of Sterling s best short work is here Not to be missed Here s the TOC 1 The ShaperMechanist stories Swarm Spider Rose Cicada een Sunken gardens Twenty evocations Part 2 Early science fiction and fantasy Green days in Brunei Dinner in Audoghast The Compassionate The Digital Flowers the digital Flowers Edo The little magic shop Our neural Chernobyl We see things differently Dori BangsPart 3 The Leggy Starlitz stories Hollywood Kremlin Are you for 86 The littlest jackal Part 4 The Chattanooga stories Deep Eddy Bicycle repairman TaklamakanPart 5 Later science fiction and fantasy The sword of Damocles Maneki Neko In paradise The Blemmye s strategem KioskPartial reread 2019 Highlights Green Days in Brunei 1985 novella Canadian Engineer Turner Choi finds an nlikely romance amidst an even less likely project One of my favorite Sterling shorts 5 stars Dinner in Audoghast 1985 short story Online Wonderful 11th century North African historic fantasy 45 stars We See Things Differently 1989 novelette Alternate near historic past now where things didn t turn out well for the USA Online 4 stars Dori Bangs short story An alternate pop music history very nicely done 45 stars Bicycle Repairman 1996 Sterling story one of his best Hugo winner best novelette 1997 5 stars Taklamakan 1998 novelette Won the Hugo Locus awards in 1999 a great SF thriller 5 stars Maneki Neko 1998 short story Won the 1999 Locus award Hugo nominee A sample It s nice to meet someone from the American government said Tsuyoshi bowing a bit in his chair I d shake your hand but it s tied to the bed 5 star and lots 3 4 star stories And as always a few that are not to my tasteMerged reviewBicycle RepairmanClassic Sterling Story One Of story one of best Hugo winner best novelette 1997GR has done a clumsy mash p here but this particular reviewcomment applies only that great storyHere s the ISFDB info on original publication and the many reprint. E con man Leggy Starlitz in a somewhat skewed and still dangerous post–Cold War world Sterling explores the cyberpunk trope of technology gone wild and the resultant decline of civilization with appropriate gravity while presenting parables of strangers stuck in very strange lands in a whimsical vein Whether chronicling an alien’s encounter with Crusaders in disputed Palestine depicting the discovery of the key to immortality in a nineteenth century Times Suare magic shop or portraying bicycles and bad guys in a near future Tennessee Sterling’s stories are smart surprising genre bending bold and outstanding one and