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Bruce Sterling Books In Order

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Publication Order of Mechanist Shapers Books

Schismatrix (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crystal Express (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Schismatrix Plus (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Artificial Kid (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Islands in the Net (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Difference Engine (With: William Gibson) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heavy Weather (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Holy Fire (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Distraction (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zeitgeist (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Zenith Angle (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Caryatids (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love is Strange (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pirate Utopia (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Dinner in Audoghast (in Asimov's) (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flowers of Edo (in Asimov's) (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Our Neural Chernobyl (in F&SF) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dori Bangs (in Asimov's) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deep Eddy (in Asimov's) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bicycle Repairman (in A Good Old-Fashioned Future) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maneki Neko (in A Good Old-Fashioned Future) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Taklamakan (in A Good Old-Fashioned Future) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Parthenopean Scalpel (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Swan (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Good Night, Moon (With: Rudy Rucker) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Loco (With: Rudy Rucker) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Totem Poles (With: Rudy Rucker) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

Globalhead (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Good Old-Fashioned Future (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Visionary in Residence (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ascendancies: The Best of Bruce Sterling (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gothic High-Tech (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Robot Artists and Black Swans: The Italian Fantascienza Stories (With: Neal Stephenson,John Coulthart,Dario Tonani,Bruno Argento) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Harlan Ellison Discovery Books

Autumn Angels (By: Arthur Byron Cover) (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Light at the End of the Universe (By: Terry Carr) (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Involution Ocean (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Hacker Crackdown: Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tomorrow Now: Envisioning the Next Fifty Years (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Epic Struggle of the Internet of Things (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Lone Star Universe(1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 12(1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Universe 13(1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nebula Awards 18(1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Second Annual Collection(1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Third Omni Book of Science Fiction(1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories 12(1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mirrorshades(1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, May 1987(1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, June 1988(1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Seventh Omni Book of Science Fiction(1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Third Annual Collection(1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, September 1989(1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Drabble II: Double Century(1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Seventh Annual Collection(1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Semiotext SF(1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Storming the Reality Studio(1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, July 1992(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eleventh Annual Collection(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Under African Skies(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ascent of Wonder(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Asimov's Science Fiction, November 1994(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cthulhu 2000(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Paragons(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hackers(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Science Fiction Century(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Modern Classics of Fantasy(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Year's Best SF 2(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lightspeed Magazine, April 2011(1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Good New Stuff(1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Year's Best SF 4(1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Sixteenth Annual Collection(1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction: The 50th Anniversary Anthology(1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Genometry(2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ultimate Cyberpunk(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Supermen(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Year's Best SF 8(2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 16(2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year\'s Best Science Fiction: Twentieth Annual Collection(2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Custer's Last Jump and Other Collaborations(2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hard SF Renaissance(2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conversations on the Edge of the Apocalypse(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Third Annual Collection(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nineteenth Annual Collection(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rewired(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Year's Best SF 13(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Seventh Annual Collection(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume 5(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Happily Ever After(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book of Cthulhu(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Steampunk III(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Digital Rapture(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
After the End(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twelve Tomorrows 2014(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hieroglyph(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Transreal Cyberpunk(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lightspeed Magazine, February 2017(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Bruce Sterling
Bruce Sterling was born in Brownsville, Texas on April 14, 1954. He is a journalist, an author, critic and contributing editor of Wired magazine, a job he’s had since their inception in 1999.

At the start of his childhood he was living in Galveston, Texas until his family moved to India. Bruce spent many years in India and gained a fondness for Bollywood films. In the year 1976, he graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism.

He lived for several years in Belgrade with Serbian filmmaker and author Jasmina Tesanovic, and married her in the year 2005.

Three of his novels were picked as New York Times Notable Books of Year. “Islands in the Net” won the John W Campbell Memorial Award for Best Novel in 1989. “Taklamakan” and “Bicycle Repairman” each won a Hugo Award for Best Novellette. “Taklamakan” also won a Hayakawa Award for Best Foreign Short Story. “Distraction” won an Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Book in 2000.

Bruce has edited the anthology Mirrorshades, which helped define the cyberpunk genre. As a result of his work on this anthology, he is credited as one of the founders of the cyberpunk movement in the science fiction field. He has also written for various magazines, which include Fortune, Newsweek, Details, Harper’s, Wired, and Earth Review.

He sold his first science fiction story in the year 1976, which was titled “Man-Made Self”. Bruce first got famous by hosting a yearly Christmas event to present different digital art.

Bruce’s debut novel, called “Involution Ocean”, was released in the year 1977. His work is from the non-fiction, paranormal romance, and science fiction genres.

“Islands in the Net” is a stand alone novel that was released in the year 1988. Laura Webster is currently on the fast track to success. She is a bright young star in a multinational conglomerate, and living well in a post-millennial age of prosperity, peace, and profit.

In an age of advanced tech, information is the most precious commodity in the entire world. Information truly is power. Data is locked up in computers and carefully rationed out through a global communications network. Full access is now a privilege held by very few.

Now, Laura Webster is going to be plunged into this netherworld of black-market data pirates, high-tech voodoo, new-age mercenaries, and murder.

“The Caryatids” is a stand alone novel that was released in the year 2009. The world in 2060 has been divided in three spheres of influence, with each one battling with the others over the resources of the fallen nations and the environment has come close to degrading to the point of no return. There is the Dispensation, centered in the city of Los Angeles, where capitalism and entertainment have fused with the highest of high-tech. There’s Acquis, a Green-centered collective which uses invasive neurological tech to create this networked utopia. There’s also China, the sole surviving nation-state, which is a dinosaur that has been able to prosper only by pitilessly pruning its own population.

The products of this monstrous world, the daughters of a monstrous mom, and monsters themselves (at least, according to some) are the Caryatids. These are the four surviving female clones of one crazy Balkan genius and wanted war criminal who is no protected, beyond extradition, on the orbiting space station.

Radmilla is a Dispensation star that is determined to forget all about her past and build an impregnable and glittering future for herself. Sonja works as a medical specialist in China and is renowned for selflessly risking her own life for to help others. Vera is an Acquis functionary dedicated to reclaim their homeland, which is the Croatian Island of Mljet, from the catastrophic pollution. Then there is Biserka, who is a one woman terrorist network. These four ‘sisters’ are united just by their hatred for their ‘mom’. And for one another.

When there is evidence of a looming environmental catastrophe, the Dispensation sends out its best statesman, or salesman, named John Montgomery Montalban, Radmilla’s husband, and lover to both Sonja and Vera. This is in order to gather the Caryatids together in quite the audacious effort to save the world.

“Love is Strange” is a stand alone novel that was released in the year 2012. They are futurists and in love. They do not believe in romantic happy endings whatsoever. Farfalla Corrado is a globetrotting Italian witch, and has been trained to do Brazilian voodoo. Farfalla is able to tell real fortunes, speak real curses, see some real ghosts. Farfalla does not just know about the future, she is able to actually feel it in the twisted and dark depths of her heart.

Gavin Tremaine, a high-tech Seattle venture capitalist, is also able to forecast the future, spot the trends, and invest in many different business models. Gavin’s got a huge future ahead of him. Unfortunately, he knows what that big future holds for all of the little people.

Their worlds collide, and history starts crumbling. They know already just how this love story is certain to end. And it is not what the other one expects it to be.

“Pirate Utopia” is a stand alone novel that was released in the year 2016. Who are these bold rebels that pillage their European neighbors in revolution? The Futurists! Utopian pirate warriors of the diminutive Regency of Carnaro, scourge of the Adriatic Sea. Mortal enemies of capitalists, communists, and even fascists (to whom are entirely unsympathetic with).

These ambitious Soldier-Citizens of Carnaro are being led by a passionate and brilliant coterie of the possibly insane. Lorenzo Secondari, who is an engineering genius, a World War One veteran, and a leader of Croatian raiders. The Ace of Hearts, who is a spymaster, a dashing Milanese aristocrat, and tactical savant. Frau Piffer, who is a Syndicalist manufacturer of torpedoes at the factory ran for and by women. Then there is the Prophet, who is a seductive warrior-poet that leads via military ruthlessness and free love.

Just off of a worldwide demonstration of their powers, will the Futurists engage the help of American traitors and establish their global domination?

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