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Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk Anthology

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The narration jumps forward a week, and resumes with them in bed together in Versailles palace after a week of "obsessive carnality". Here, we'd gone on and on, in a dream logic that knew nothing of pollution, the finite bounds of fossil fuels, or foreign wars it was possible to lose. This movement was quickly recognized and given many labels: Radical Hard SF, the Outlaw Technologists, the Eighties Wave, the Neuromantics, the Mirrorshades Group. I reread a Philip K Dick short story ‘Web of Air, Chains of Aether’ (or something like) last week and it was only 10% of the story I remember. This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use.That afternoon I spotted a flying wing over Castro Street, but there was something tenuous about it, as though it were only half there. Ebooks fulfilled through Glose cannot be printed, downloaded as PDF, or read in other digital readers (like Kindle or Nook). That’s actually rather renewed my interest in the sequels to Altered Carbon Dano, I had rather uncharitably assumed he’d produced them because the market likes predictability and sequels provide that.

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And that was my frame of mind as I made the stations of her convoluted socioarchitectural cross in my red Toyota—as I gradually tuned in to her image of a shadowy America-that-wasn’t, of Coca-Cola plants like beached submarines, and fifth-run movie houses like the temples of some lost sect that had worshiped blue mirrors and geometry. In his file pictures, he looked nondescript—five ten, a hundred and seventy-six pounds, brown hair and eyes, neither handsome nor ugly.In the preface of Mirrorshades, Sterling wrote that “by hiding the eyes, mirrorshades prevent the forces of normalcy from realizing that one is crazed and possibly dangerous. At this point, Marie Antoinette arrives, shouting angrily at Mozart, who had promised that if she led Rice into the trap, he would obtain a Green Card for her.

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