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A Place So Foreign and Eight More
By (author) Cory Doctorow Introduction by Bruce Sterling


Considered one of the most promising science fiction writers, Cory Doctorow's name is already mentioned with such SF greats as J.G. Ballard, Michael Moorcock, William Gibson and Bruce Sterling. He was awarded the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Science Fiction Writer at the 2000 Hugo Awards. Cory's singular tales push the boundaries of the genre, exploring pop culture, trash, nerd pride, and the nexus of technology and social change. His work is a roadmap to the possible futures that may arise in our lifetimes. Additional stories include "Craphound", "All Day Sucker", "Shadow of the Mothaship", "The Superman and the Bugout", "Home Again, Home Again", and "Return to the Pleasure Island".

about Cory Doctorow and Bruce Sterling

  • Cory Doctorow (www.craphound.com) is the author of two novels, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom (Tor, January 2003) and Eastern Standard Tribe, (Tor, November 2003). He won the John W. Campbell Award for best new writer at the 2000 Hugo Awards, and is a frequent contributor to Wired Magazine. He is the co-editor of the weblog Boing Boing (boingboing.net), a popular news and commentary site with 400,000 visitors a month. Born in Toronto in 1971, he now lives in San Francisco, where he works for the civil liberties group the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
  • from reason.com:
    "In the 1980s, Bruce Sterling became a leader of the 'cyberpunk' revolution — a literary movement that combined the artistic ambition of science fiction's 1960s New Wave with the hard-core speculation associated with Verne, Wells, Heinlein, and Clarke. Cyberpunk's chief theme was the way technologies evolve us even as we evolve them, and its influence can be seen in almost every science fiction writer of note today, from Ken MacLeod to Alastair Reynolds to Cory Doctorow. Neuromancer author William Gibson may have been the best-known of the cyberpunks, but the movement's chief theorist and propagandist was Sterling, whose writing covered far more territory than that of his peers...."

    Sterling lives in Austin, Texas. He is a design professor "at the moment" — the "Visionary in Residence" at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

    He has appeared on Nightline, The Late Show, MTV, and is the author of nine novels, three of which were selected as New York Times Notable Books of the Year. The Difference Engine, co-written with William Gibson, was a national bestseller. He has also published three short-story collections and two nonfiction books. He has written for many magazines, including Newsweek, Fortune, Harper's, Details, Whole Earth Review, and Wired, where he has been a contributing writer since its inception. He does public speaking "as a hobby," and has addressed academics, market experts, experimental media groups, phone regulators, state bureaucrats, and architects, among others.

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  • Paperback | ISBN 9781568582863
    Pub date: 09/08/2003 | Price: 17.00 Canada/$15.95
    352 Pages
    FICTION / Science Fiction / Hard Science Fiction
    FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General

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