Visionary in Residence (Paperback)
Thunder's Mouth Press, 9781560258414, 294pp.
Publication Date: March 1, 2006
List Price: 15.95*
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I'm a science fiction writer. This is a golden opportunity to get up to most any mischief imaginable. With this fourth collection of my stories, I'm going to prove this to you. With these words, Bruce Sterling--author of New York times Notable Books of the Year and one of the great names in contemporary fiction--introduces his latest collection of thirteen tales. If you're familiar with his cyberpunk creations you won't be disappointed, but these stories range far beyond the limits of future technology. Visionary in Residence takes the reader to places never imagined and certainly where no one has ever been.
About the Author
from reason.com: "In the 1980s, Bruce Sterling became a leader of the 'cyberpunk' revolution -- a literary movement that combined the artistic ambition of science fiction's 1960s New Wave with the hard-core speculation associated with Verne, Wells, Heinlein, and Clarke. Cyberpunk's chief theme was the way technologies evolve us even as we evolve them, and its influence can be seen in almost every science fiction writer of note today, from Ken MacLeod to Alastair Reynolds to Cory Doctorow. Neuromancer author William Gibson may have been the best-known of the cyberpunks, but the movement's chief theorist and propagandist was Sterling, whose writing covered far more territory than that of his peers...." Sterling lives in Austin, Texas. He is a design professor "at the moment" -- the "Visionary in Residence" at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He has appeared on Nightline, The Late Show, MTV, and is the author of nine novels, three of which were selected as New York Times Notable Books of the Year. The Difference Engine, co-written with William Gibson, was a national bestseller. He has also published three short-story collections and two nonfiction books. He has written for many magazines, including Newsweek, Fortune, Harper's, Details, Whole Earth Review, and Wired, where he has been a contributing writer since its inception. He does public speaking "as a hobby," and has addressed academics, market experts, experimental media groups, phone regulators, state bureaucrats, and architects, among others.
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