Bruce Sterling

in Brownsville, Texas, The United States
April 14, 1954



Michael Bruce Sterling is an American science fiction author, best known for his novels and his seminal work on the Mirrorshades anthology, which helped define the cyberpunk genre.

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Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk...

3.95 avg rating — 7,780 ratings — published 1986 — 22 editions
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Islands in the Net

3.65 avg rating — 4,567 ratings — published 1988 — 20 editions
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Schismatrix Plus

3.94 avg rating — 4,012 ratings — published 1995 — 11 editions
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The Hacker Crackdown: Law a...

3.77 avg rating — 2,837 ratings — published 1992 — 21 editions
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Heavy Weather

3.69 avg rating — 2,679 ratings — published 1994 — 18 editions
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Holy Fire

3.72 avg rating — 2,217 ratings — published 1996 — 17 editions
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3.73 avg rating — 1,850 ratings — published 1998 — 15 editions
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3.90 avg rating — 1,292 ratings — published 1985 — 17 editions
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3.65 avg rating — 1,119 ratings — published 2000 — 10 editions
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The Artificial Kid

3.70 avg rating — 1,033 ratings — published 1980 — 14 editions
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“Forget trying to pass for normal. Follow your geekdom. Embrace nerditude. In the immortal words of Lafcadio Hearn, a geek of incredible obscurity whose work is still in print after a hundred years, “Woo the muse of the odd.” You may be a geek. You may have geek written all over you. You should aim to be one geek they'll never forget. Don't aim to be civilized. Don’t hope that straight people will keep you on as some sort of pet. To hell with them. You should fully realize what society has made of you and take a terrible revenge. Get weird. Get way weird. Get dangerously weird. Get sophisticatedly, thoroughly weird, and don't do it halfway. Put every ounce of horsepower you have behind it. Don't become a well-rounded person. Well-rounded people are smooth and dull. Become a thoroughly spiky person. Grow spikes from every angle. Stick in their throats like a pufferfish.”
Bruce Sterling

“You know what's truly weird about any financial crisis? We made it up. Currency, money, finance, they're all social inventions. When the sun comes up in the morning it's shining on the same physical landscape, all the atoms are in place.”
Bruce Sterling

“America hadn't really been suited for its long and tiresome role as the Last Superpower, the World's Policeman. As a patriotic American, Oscar was quite content to watch other people's military coming home in boxes for a while. The American national character wasn't suited for global police duties. It never had been. Tidy and meticulous people such as the Swiss and the Swedes were the types who made good cops. America was far better suited to be the World's Movie Star. The world's tequila-addled pro-league bowler. The world's acerbic, bipolar stand-up comedian. Anything but a somber and tedious nation of socially responsible centurions.”
Bruce Sterling, Distraction


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