By Bruce Sterling
Publish yr note: First released in 1999
From the subversive to the antic, the uproarious to the demanding, the tales of Bruce Sterling are stressed, energy-filled trips via an international operating on empty--the visionary paintings of 1 of our so much imaginitive and insightful sleek writers.
They stay as strangers in unusual lands. In worlds that experience fallen--or must have. They salary battles in wars already misplaced and turn into heroes--and occasionally martyrs--in their last-ditch efforts to maintain the honour and individuality of humanity.
A hack Indian filmmaker takes the heart beat of a wounded and declining civilization--21st-century Britain. a couple of swashbuckling Silicon Valley marketers sign up for forces to make a advertisement killing--in natural underground slime and computer-generated jellyfish. a guy in a eastern urban takes orders from a speaking cat whereas pursuing a drama of probability and experience that has turn into the very essence of his life.
From "The Littlest Jackal", a darkly hilarious mystery of mercs and gunrunners set in Finland, to a stark imaginative and prescient of a post-atomic netherworld in his haunting story "Taklamakan", Bruce Sterling once more breaks limitations, breaks icons, and breaks ideas to unharness the main dangerously provocative and clever technological know-how fiction being written today.
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A Good Old-Fashioned Future by Bruce Sterling