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Transreal Cyberpunk by [Sterling, Bruce, Rucker, Rudy]

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"This book is unlike any other collaboration I know of in the field, ... the whole is not only greater than the sum of itsparts, but wilder, and weirder, and more wondrous. Science fiction isthe richer for it." -- From Rob Latham's Introduction.

"You might think there's a limit  to how weird Rudy Rucker orBruceSterling can get, but when they team up, their combined weirdnessrisesexponentially." -- Charlie Jane Anders, io9

"You might think there's a limit  to how weirdRudy Rucker or BruceSterling can get, but when they team up, theircombined weirdness risesexponentially." -- Charlie Jane Anders, io9"Half euphoric loony-laughter,  half weird-out contest, and 100 percent awesome." -- Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing

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Rudy Rucker and Bruce Sterling are two of the original cyberpunk writers, crafting tales about our warped postmodern times.

It's a speculative fiction tradition to write stories about two guys.Rucker and Sterling formed the idea that the "two guys" didn't need tobe the same in each of their stories, nor did they have to be "guys."But the two characters did always have to be, in some sense, Bruce andRudy.  Often arguing about what to do next.

So what do you get if two cyberpunk masters spend thirty years writing tales abouttransreally warped versions of themselves? A unique perspective on giant ants, flying jellyfish, Soviet rocketeers, runaway genomics, SiliconValley, and the death of the Universe.

As scholar Rob Latham puts it in his introduction to Transreal Cyberpunk,

"These aren't just SF buddy stories, they're metafictional reflections onbuddy stories--and, more than that, potent fictive meditations on thevirtues and vicissitudes of friendship itself. They don't just reflect,they embody collaboration, dialogue, disputation. The stories are organized chronologically, and the characters seem to grow oldertogether, the tones darkening, the humor taking on a sharper edge."

The volume includes authors' notes on each of the stories, detailing Bruceand Rudy's sometimes fractious, sometimes ecstatic process ofcollaboration.

As a final bonus, Transreal Cyberpunk includes "Kraken and Sage," a brand-new story written for this volume. In thisstory, Rudy is a flaky hermit sage who's made all organismsprogrammable---and Bruce enters the tale in the form of a flyingjellyfish. But soon he becomes a shady deal-maker and then---a giantworld-devouring kraken.  A great guy to work with!

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  • File Size: 1331 KB
  • Print Length: 259 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1940948142
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Transreal Books (January 17, 2016)
  • Publication Date: January 17, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01AHKR5NC
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