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S 4 starsGul I remember first reading this collection of short stories *when it came out in 1991 in the midst of all the * it came out in 1991 in the midst of all the cyberpunk stories that were coming stories when it came out in 1991 in the midst of all the great cyberpunk stories that were coming in those days At that time I thoroughly njoyed it and probably would have given it 4 or 5 stars had Goodreads been around Bruce Sterling is an Cabaret: A Roman Riddle excellent writer and Injoy his work and many Of These Stories Are these stories are well done But 20 years later a number of the stories are now uite dated with their Cold War references and other nuances that are no longer applicable It is ironic that the social commentary that makes Sterling s writing so good in this case also winds up limiting the applicability of his work Brilliant collection of short stories by Sterling As with of these kinds of collections there are some duds but the uality of the good ones than compensate for the duds Some ok stories some bad stories some stories with interesting ideas that nd to soon a mixed bagOur Neural Chernobyl 2Storming the Cosmos 4The Compassionate the Digital 1Jim and Irene 3The Sword of Damocles 0The Gulf Wars 2The Shores of Bohemia 3The Moral Bullet 3The Unthinkable 2We See Things Differently 3Hollywood Kremlin 4Are You for 86 4Dori Bangs 2 An icon of the cyberpunk movement and a deservedly respected nonfiction writer as well Sterling is less well known for his short story output Globalhead an arly collection is vidence that this is an oversight In fact I d rank his short stories just beneath his nonfiction particularly The Hacker Crackdown and above his novel length x. 1988 The Shores of Bohemia 1990 The Moral Bullet 1991 with John Kessel The Unthinkable 1991 We See Things Differently 1989 Hollywood Kremlin 1990 Are You for 86 1992 Dori Bangs 1989Cover illustration by Bruce Jens. Some interesting stories Some weird stories I think those I liked the best weren t All Roads Lead Home even science fiction or cyberpunk which is what I wasxpecting I liked the best weren t ven science fiction or cyberpunk which is what I was xpecting a little dated and dealing with cold war or pre Soviet Collapse But Still Relativant In A collapse but still relativant in a The most interesting contains a prescient view of a future with a recently risen Islamic Caliphate that seems much less vil than the one we got A collection of Bruce Sterling s short stories with a softer cyberpunk feel than those of in Crystal Express but much better written He REALLY liked writing about Russia during this period Just comments on a few stories in Globalhead by Bruce Sterling not the whole bookOur Neural Chernobyl I remember reading this in its original appearance in Fantasy and Science Fiction and it just gets better on the second time A mock review of a pop science book from 2056 Bruce is transliterating the background and research from his The Hacker Crackdown Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier into a future where genetic hacking replaces computer hacking But that s just the starting point and when he reveals the disaster set off by the neural chernobyl I can only shake my Head In Admiration For His in admiration for his There s not much story here but when the imagination runs this wild it doesn t matterStorming the Cosmos A funny story made ven funnier by my recent reading of East Europe and Russia This is another one that I read in its original publication and believe that it is better the second time as wellThe Compassionate The Digital Great title. This second collection of short fiction by Bruce Sterling set in such disparate The Mephisto Threat (Paul Tallis environments as ancient Assyria and posthuman France provides a stimulating andntertaining glimpse inside the global head of one of. ,
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Neural Chernobyl There s not as much plot here instead this is a scene from an unlikely scenario Interesting yes A story no Excellent stories from the late 80searly 90s that hold up well The Cold War hangs heavy here but Sterling tends to treat it with satirical humor and that approach is always Liked verything xcept the Lekhi Starlitz stuff This collection of short stories by Bruce Sterling is pretty good Some of the stories are stronger than others I particularly liked Storming the Cosmos Jim and Irene The Moral Bullet and Hollywood Kremlin I wasn t real taken with Our Neural Chernobyl or Dori Bangs not because of content but because of style The Soviet UnionRussia and Islam make several appearances throughout the collectionOur Neural Chernobyl fictional book review about cross species medicaldrug contamination future history I didn t care for the style though the concept surrounding the vents was interesting 2 starsStorming the Cosmos tells the story 2 scientist who discover an alien artifact at Tunguska and how the politicians screw it all up It was pretty ntertaining I liked it a lot 5 starsThe Compassionate The Digital Us The Transcript Digital us the transcript a future speechrally re AI who transits Space time It is basically a transcript of Islamic propaganda 3 starsJim and Irene is the story of two forlorn loners who Just Cause escape to lonely lands andnd up forging a connection 5 starsSword of Damocles is a hilarious and disjointed tale of Damocles and Dyonysi. Imaginative fiction's most xciting talentsContents Our Neural Chernobyl 1988 Storming the Cosmos 1985 with Rudy Rucker The Compassionate the Digital 1985 Jim and Irene 1991 The Sword of Damocles 1990 The Gulf Wars.

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