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Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk Anthology (original 1986; edition 1986)

by Bruce Sterling (Editor), Abbe Lubell

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Title:Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk Anthology
Authors:Bruce Sterling (Editor)
Other authors:Abbe Lubell
Info:New York : Arbor House, c1986.
Collections:Read but unowned
Tags:cyberpunk, science fiction, anthology, william gibson, rudy rucker, tom maddox, pat cadigan, marc laidlaw, james patrick kelly, greg bear, lewis shiner, Paul De Fillippo

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Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk Anthology by Bruce Sterling (Editor) (1986)



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Read this when it first came out, and knew it was for me. I'd already read Gibson and Sterling a bit -- an early Sterling-head as I found his first novel at a garage sale in Sterling, Colorado when I was a teen in the early 80's -- and read Journal Wired just after finding this. Journal Wired, I have to say, had a slightly rawer selection of stories than Mirrorshades, but is probably impossible to find today. Grab this, and keep it in print. Look for Journal Wired here and you'll find it... 3 issues, trade paperback.

I dove as deeply as I could into these seminal authors and was not disappointed. Even in the early 90's though many of their works were out of print (or locally unavailable) so I am still picking up their works, and discovering the "post-cyberpunk" movement authors who succeeded them. They're all worth reading. ( )
  monkity | Jun 20, 2017 |
Unmemorable and dated, unfortunately. I promptly bookcrossed & released it. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
So I enjoy cyberpunk and I also find it, as a genre, a bit ridiculous. That said, doesn’t mean I don’t kinda want to wear all black leather and reflective sunglasses and get a bunch of piercings and UV visible tattoos for about 5 minutes after I put the book down. Individual stories however I enjoy quite a lot. Cyberpunk’s downfall in my mind is, secondarily, that much of it is from 1980-1995 so some tech ideas now seem silly, but primarily because the first cyberpunk thing I read was a Shadowrun core rulebook. Anyway, it’s a solid anthology and my fav story was Solstice by James Patrick Kelly.

Moral: don’t first expose yourself to a sub-genre by reading a sub-sub-genre that includes Elf Street Shaman Deckers. ( )
1 vote Achromatic | Feb 16, 2014 |
There aren't enough stars for this one. One of the most significant books of the eighties, filled with a who's who of the cyberpunk pantheon, from Lewis Shiner (Till Human Voices Wake us) to a joint effort by Sterling and William Gibson (Red Star, Winter Orbit). ( )
1 vote Lyndatrue | Nov 27, 2013 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Sterling, BruceEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bear, GregContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cadigan, PatContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Di Filippo, PaulContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gibson, WilliamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kelly, James PatrickContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Laidlaw, MarcContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Maddox, TomContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rucker, RudyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shiner, LewisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shirley, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sterling, BrucePrefacesecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sterling, BruceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brolli, DanieleEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Caronia, AntonioEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Raffo, AureliaCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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