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READ & DOWNLOAD Cyberpunk READ & DOWNLOAD Ø Cyberpunk Victoria Blake ¾ 1 READ & DOWNLOAD Nk authors like Bruce Sterling and William Gibson as well as stories by new cyberpunk voices like Cory Doctorow and Jonathan Lethem You’ll find 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. I bought this book accidentally on with one click when I just wanted to read a sample I decided to go for it instead of going through the hassle of getting a refundThis is a short story collection from different authors so both the topics and the writing style differs significantly between the stories I find it therefore hard to give this book an overall rating or review In my opinion most of the stories make for interesting thought experiments which I absolutely like in this genre Some of the stories were a bit light on high tech which kind of surprised me others were right on the mark If you are into sci fi shorts you will probably enjoy several of the contributions in this bundle Planeta mediocrilor humans and soulful machines about futures worth fighting for and futures that do nothing but kill Welcome to your cyberpunk world. I bought this book accidentally on with one click when I just wanted to read a sample I decided to go for it instead of going through the The Prince of the Wind Karazan uartet #3 hassle of getting a refundThis is a short story collection from different authors so both the topics and the writing style differs significantly between the stories I find it therefore A Negotiated Marriage hard to give this book an overall rating or review In my opinion most of the stories make for interesting thought experiments which I absolutely like in this genre Some of the stories were a bit light on Twerking Cruxes and a Cloaked Visage high tech which kind of surprised me others were right on the mark If you are into sci fi shorts you will probably enjoy several of the contributions in this bundle

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READ & DOWNLOAD Cyberpunk READ & DOWNLOAD Ø Cyberpunk Victoria Blake ¾ 1 READ & DOWNLOAD Before email before “the web” before hackers and GPS and sexting before titanium implants before Google Goggles before Siri and before each and every one of us carried a computer in our pockets there was cyberpunk and science fiction was never the sameCyberpunk writers serious smart and courageous in the face of change exposed the naiv. The world does not need another cyberpunk anthology The editor of this one Victoria Blake even makes that point in her Introduction while name checking Bruce Sterling s definitive anthology Mirrorshades However despite its title and some of its contents Cyberpunk isn t actually a cyberpunk anthology anyway What Blake has done here is use the concept of cyberpunk and a few canonical examples in order to bring together sf stories she likes And that turns out to be a rather good thingBlake leads off with a couple stories that are cyberpunk by anyone s definition William Gibson s Johnny Mnemonic and Bruce Sterling s Mozart in Mirrorshades but then veers into other territory The third tale Jonathan Lethem s Interview with the Crab seems to me to be punk enough but with no detectable cyber And the story that ends the anthology Cory Doctorow s When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth if you can call it an ending as Bruce Sterling says in User Centric p154 There are no happy endings Because there are no endings There are only ways to cope is all cyber no punk at allFrom these names you can perhaps see another issue with this anthology which is that Blake relies heavily on stories which have already been widely anthologized stories which are already part of whatever canon there is I d already encountered four of the five titles mentioned above myself than once and if you ve been paying any attention to the field at all in the past twenty or thirty years then you will already have read many of these tooStill though it can be nice to encounter old friends in new settings and many of the stories Blake chooses to round out this book aren t uite as familiar Take El Pepenador by Benjamin Parzybok a story new to this anthology and from an author I d never heard of which to my mind plausibly extends some very cyberpunk tropes into the stratum of victims themselves by no means leading a wired existence which seems all too likely to develop in the corporate world of all against all which is such a hallmark of this subgenreParzybok s is the only story which is entirely original to this book but several of the others have appeared only in relatively obscure venues The Nostalgist by Daniel H Wilson is another example of this type stories set in a cyberpunk universe but seen from underneath and it is credited only to an online appearance in 2009Cyberpunk is also an historically testosterone heavy subgenre but a few stories by women did manage to sneak into this book old favorites like Pat Cadigan s Rock On and newer authors such as Cat Rambo whose Memories of Moments Bright as Falling Stars fits right into the underdog aesthetic that I m starting to think is the real theme of this anthology One of the strongest and most memorable tales in this book in fact is Gwyneth Jones under collected 1992 story Blue Clay Blues with its pointed conflict between the haves and have nots on opposite sides of the digital divide and its post apocalyptic feelCyberpunk is an unabashed mixture of old and new but it s that very willingness to combine perspectives that made the book as a whole work for me That and the fact that the overall level of the writing is very high Victoria Blake shows herself to be a very good editor a curator of stories and I m looking forward to seeing volumes from her perhaps something which doesn t feel constrained to announce itself by a misleading but marketing friendly titleThe world does not need another cyberpunk anthology that much is true but I m glad we got this one anyway

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READ & DOWNLOAD Cyberpunk READ & DOWNLOAD Ø Cyberpunk Victoria Blake ¾ 1 READ & DOWNLOAD Eté of a society rushing headlong into technological unknowns Technology could not save us they argued and it might in fact ruin us Now thirty years after The Movement party crashed the science fiction scene the cyberpunk reality has largely come to be The future they imagined is hereIn this book you’ll find stories by legendary cyberpu. Lethem s Interview with the Crab and Doctorow s When Sysadmins Ruled the World definitely add excitement to this noteworthy collection From the origins of the genre to the evolution of cybergenerated story lines this is punk at its most interesting

  • Paperback
  • 432
  • Cyberpunk
  • Victoria Blake
  • English
  • 28 March 2018
  • 9781937163082