Cyberpunk has brought us films like Blade Runner, Tron, and The Matrix, and it has brought us now classic novels like Snow Crash and Neuromancer It continues to be a powerful theme in contemporary literature as writers imagine a gritty, dark, wild, and wicked future where body modification, seedy elements, omniscient corporations, and a few down luck anti heroes are always having it out Inside the covers of this book, readers find stories by the best and the finest cyberpunk writers from foundational authors like Bruce Sterling and William Gibson to new voices like Cory Doctorow all of whom write with the fire and zeal that powers the best cyberpunk writing Here are stories about society gone wrong and society saved, about soulless humans and soulful machines, about futures worth fighting for and futures that do nothing but kill Welcome to your cyberpunk world.Welcome to your cyberpunk world....
|Title||:||Cyberpunk: Stories of Hardware, Software, Wetware, Evolution, and Revolution|
|Publisher||:||Underland Press 12 M rz 2013|
|Number of Pages||:||266 Pages|
|File Size||:||572 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Cyberpunk: Stories of Hardware, Software, Wetware, Evolution, and Revolution Reviews
... if you like Sci-Fi short stories.The book contains some of the early works as well as some of a more recent publication date.All stories in "work" within their own logic, as far as short stories can with their minimalistic background info.I strongly recomend it to everyone looking for inspiring short stories
The book has a number of stories that are "strange", such as stories in the form of an email thread or a number of blog posts. Even the other stories I found not very interesting, as they are lacking depth and surprise elements and a number of classical cyberpunk elements.
About 60% through the anthology, but I just wanted to point out that Lewis Shiner's Soldier, Sailor is not one bit cyberpunk, but 100% classic scifi.There is absolutely no way it should have been included in this collection. Apart from its author, there is no connection to the gritty, corporate world of envisioned in the 80s-90s, that we so often relate with cyberpunk. The short story is rather an experimental piece about colonization of Mars and human condition. Only after reading I checked the year it was written, which was 1976, which partly explains why the story feels so different from the rest of the collection.Check for yourself, as the author generously has it available on his website:[...]
Great collection of stories in a very relevant and intriguing sub-genre of science fiction. Its a sub-genre that has had perhaps the most relevance on today's world, and the predictions given in cyberpunk don't ring too far from the truth of life in the early 20th century. The first story by William Gibson, the undisputed emperor of cyberpunk, is set in the same universe as "Neuromancer" and I enjoyed it quite a bit. Check it out!
The only story here not worth reading is from bruce Sterling, sad to say. The others were quite strong, and for me it was my first time to come across the novella "Mr. Boy" which was worth the price of the entire collection.
Not entirely Cyberpunk but still very good.
A little disappoint in this anthology. About half of the short stories could be considered Cyberpunk, and of those only about 5 are good or better. This is my opinion of course, but I did have to do a search of the internet for the definition of Cyberpunk to make sure I wasn't crazy.