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Bruce Sterling
Bruce Sterling, author, journalist, editor, and critic,was born in 1954. Best known for his ten science fictionnovels, he also writes short stories, book reviews,design criticism, opinion columns, and introductionsfor books ranging from Ernst Juenger to Jules Verne.His nonfiction works include... show more



Bruce Sterling, author, journalist, editor, and critic,was born in 1954. Best known for his ten science fictionnovels, he also writes short stories, book reviews,design criticism, opinion columns, and introductionsfor books ranging from Ernst Juenger to Jules Verne.His nonfiction works include THE HACKER CRACKDOWN:LAW AND DISORDER ON THE ELECTRONIC FRONTIER (1992),TOMORROW NOW: ENVISIONING THE NEXT FIFTY YEARS (2003),and SHAPING THINGS (2005). He is a contributing editor of WIRED magazineand writes a weblog. During 2005,he was the "Visionary in Residence" at Art CenterCollege of Design in Pasadena. In 2008 hewas the Guest Curator for the Share Festivalof Digital Art and Culture in Torino, Italy,and the Visionary in Residence at the SandbergInstituut in Amsterdam. In 2011 he returned to Art Center as "Visionary in Residence" to runa special project on Augmented Reality.He has appeared in ABC's Nightline, BBC's The Late Show,CBC's Morningside, on MTV and TechTV, and in Time,Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times,Fortune, Nature, I.D., Metropolis, Technology Review,Der Spiegel, La Stampa, La Repubblica, and many other venues.

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Birth date: April 14, 1954
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Burgoo
Burgoo rated it 11 months ago
Surprisingly firm in its literary feel. RIYL Pynchon, Burroughs, etc.
Yzabel
Yzabel rated it 1 year ago
[I received a copy of this novel through NetGalley.]A book that, to me, was more interesting for the world it developed than for its actual plot—I'd definitely like to see this "Futurist 1920s Italia/Europe/USA" revisited and developed more, especially for what the author does with famous figures an...
juniper green
juniper green rated it 1 year ago
...and because I seem to be on a roll with such things...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 2 years ago
“An IoT is not a consumer society. It’s a materialized network society. It’s like Google or Facebook writ large on the landscape. Google and Facebook don’t have ‘users’ or ‘customers’. Instead, they have participants under machine surveillance, whose activities are algorithmically combined with Big ...
Cynically Speaking
Cynically Speaking rated it 3 years ago
Reviews of this work are mixed. And now I know why. The middle third of the book left a lot to be desired. But I trudged through and can now move on to better things.
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