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‘A fistful of fast, challenging, hot-wired short stories’
New Musical Express
‘Furiously inventive, brilliantly written, the cutting edge of sf’
‘Some subversives are still at work proving that SF can pack its strongest blows into its shortest works… He’s at his best dealing with the victims of the new, the people burnt out by drugs, computers, huge corporations or the strangeness of space’
‘At once a lament and a critique, these stories show the way SF is being rewired. Gibson, his finger jitteringly on the fast-forward button, shows the direction in which our literature might be headed’
Ten Brilliant, seminal, hard-edged, nerve enhancing stories from the most influential science fiction writer of our time. Since they were first published in the 1980s, Gibson’s vision has become a touchstone – not only within the genre. Gibson in the nineties is the unchanged guru, prophet and voice of the new cybernetic world order and virtual reality. The stories, with their vivid cast of lowlife characters in an intensely realised high-tech world, paint an instantly recognisable portrait of the modern predicament.
‘A fistful of fast, challenging, hot-wired short stories.’
NEW MUSIC EXPRESS
“Some subversives are still at work proving that SF can pack its strongest blows into its shortest works … He’s at his best dealing with the victims of the new, the people burnt out by drugs, computers, huge corporations or the strangeness of space”
“At once a lament and a critique, these stories show the way SF is being rewired. Gibson, his finger jitteringly on the fast forward button, shows the direction in which our literature might be headed”
excellent compilation of short stories from sci-fi visionary. Worth the feePublished 4 months ago by Paul
Contents are great! But the typeface and printing quality are awful! I almost broke my eyes. Buy a more expensive and higher-quality edition if it exists.Published 7 months ago by Pavel Ponomarev
Before Williams Gibson cyberspace had not been named, this book and Neuromancer changed the perception of internet. This is a riveting read and is worth a re read every few months.Published 11 months ago by Mr. W. Halligan
First read this on paper a few decades ago. I didn't enjoy it fisrt time; having come right from Neuromancer I thought it was another novel in the series. Read morePublished 13 months ago by teapotpete
A collection of short stories, including the superb, 'Minority Report'. Ignore the Tom Cruise film and enjoy it. This is where you go after 'Neuromancer'Published 14 months ago by Mr. A. Healy
This is a well-written, compelling collection.
If like me you grew up with 'defictionalised' versions of many of the technologies described by Gibson, it's possible to... Read more
This is a collection of Gibson's earliest writings which explore the combined themes of - as Bruce Sterling put it - "lowlife and high-tech" that he has made his own. Read morePublished on 15 Jun. 2010 by Jeremy Walton
Some of the stories about Johnny especially provide some prequel background information to this book and also has the first Sprawl stories which lead onto the Neuromancer... Read morePublished on 5 Jun. 2010 by Paul M