History Creator / BruceSterling

25th May '16 4:19:49 PM nombretomado
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Bruce Sterling is an American ScienceFiction writer. He and his friend Creator/WilliamGibson are the two names most strongly associated with the {{Cyberpunk}} movement. Sterling more-or-less put cyberpunk on the map when he released the seminal collection, ''Mirrorshades: A Cyberpunk Anthology'', featuring a variety of new writers. He was one of the most active promoters of the new genre. He was also one of the founders of the Turkey City Writers Workshop, which gave us the Website/TurkeyCityLexicon. He was also the first to use the term "{{Slipstream}}" in the sense that this Wiki uses it.

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Bruce Sterling is an American ScienceFiction writer. He and his friend Creator/WilliamGibson are the two names most strongly associated with the {{Cyberpunk}} movement. Sterling more-or-less put cyberpunk on the map when he released the seminal collection, ''Mirrorshades: A Cyberpunk Anthology'', featuring a variety of new writers. He was one of the most active promoters of the new genre. He was also one of the founders of the Turkey City Writers Workshop, which gave us the Website/TurkeyCityLexicon. He was also the first to use the term "{{Slipstream}}" "{{Slipstream|Genre}}" in the sense that this Wiki uses it.
20th Oct '15 10:04:04 AM DDRMASTERM
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* MySkullRunnethOver: The short story "Our Neural Chernobyl" is written as a review of a monograph studying the social and cultural effects on the world after an engineered virus is released that causes rampant dendritic growth - essentially, making people's brains extremely plastic and adaptive so they can constantly learn and think at faster and faster rates. It also frequently causes lethal burnout, nicknamed "chernobyling" after the Chernobyl power plant disaster in the '80s. Eventually, the virus even jumps species, with some animals showing signs of increased yet distinctly inhuman intellect.

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* MySkullRunnethOver: The short story "Our Neural Chernobyl" is written as a review of a monograph studying the social and cultural effects on the world after an engineered virus is released that causes rampant dendritic growth - essentially, making people's brains extremely plastic and adaptive so they can constantly learn and think at faster and faster rates. It also frequently causes lethal burnout, nicknamed "chernobyling" after the Chernobyl UsefulNotes/{{Chernobyl}} power plant disaster in the '80s. Eventually, the virus even jumps species, with some animals showing signs of increased yet distinctly inhuman intellect.
3rd Jun '14 12:45:10 PM kerani
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Bruce Sterling is an American ScienceFiction writer. He and his friend Creator/WilliamGibson are the two names most strongly associated with the {{Cyberpunk}} movement. Sterling more-or-less put cyberpunk on the map when he released the seminal collection, ''Mirrorshades: A Cyberpunk Anthology'', featuring a variety of new writers. He was one of the most active promoters of the new genre. He was also one of the founders of the Turkey City Writers Workshop, which gave us the Webpage/TurkeyCityLexicon. He was also the first to use the term "{{Slipstream}}" in the sense that this Wiki uses it.

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Bruce Sterling is an American ScienceFiction writer. He and his friend Creator/WilliamGibson are the two names most strongly associated with the {{Cyberpunk}} movement. Sterling more-or-less put cyberpunk on the map when he released the seminal collection, ''Mirrorshades: A Cyberpunk Anthology'', featuring a variety of new writers. He was one of the most active promoters of the new genre. He was also one of the founders of the Turkey City Writers Workshop, which gave us the Webpage/TurkeyCityLexicon.Website/TurkeyCityLexicon. He was also the first to use the term "{{Slipstream}}" in the sense that this Wiki uses it.
3rd Jun '14 9:21:28 AM kerani
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Bruce Sterling is an American ScienceFiction writer. He and his friend Creator/WilliamGibson are the two names most strongly associated with the {{Cyberpunk}} movement. Sterling more-or-less put cyberpunk on the map when he released the seminal collection, ''Mirrorshades: A Cyberpunk Anthology'', featuring a variety of new writers. He was one of the most active promoters of the new genre. He was also one of the founders of the Turkey City Writers Workshop, which gave us the TurkeyCityLexicon. He was also the first to use the term "{{Slipstream}}" in the sense that this Wiki uses it.

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Bruce Sterling is an American ScienceFiction writer. He and his friend Creator/WilliamGibson are the two names most strongly associated with the {{Cyberpunk}} movement. Sterling more-or-less put cyberpunk on the map when he released the seminal collection, ''Mirrorshades: A Cyberpunk Anthology'', featuring a variety of new writers. He was one of the most active promoters of the new genre. He was also one of the founders of the Turkey City Writers Workshop, which gave us the TurkeyCityLexicon.Webpage/TurkeyCityLexicon. He was also the first to use the term "{{Slipstream}}" in the sense that this Wiki uses it.
25th Mar '14 2:21:08 PM erforce
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* MetaGuy: Leggy Starlitz in ''Literature/{{Zeitgeist}}'' is so genre savvy he uses narrative to change reality. The antagonist [[TheMafiya Greek Mafiya]] MagnificentBastard, Mehmet Ozbey, discovers this power, and goes on to use [[JamesBond Bond]]-style ActionHero tropes for his own nefarious purposes. Leggy's young daughter Zenobia is particularly adept. At one point she's [[spoiler: dancing on the ceiling, saying "Look Dad! I'm being impossible!"]]

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* MetaGuy: Leggy Starlitz in ''Literature/{{Zeitgeist}}'' is so genre savvy he uses narrative to change reality. The antagonist [[TheMafiya Greek Mafiya]] MagnificentBastard, Mehmet Ozbey, discovers this power, and goes on to use [[JamesBond [[Film/JamesBond Bond]]-style ActionHero tropes for his own nefarious purposes. Leggy's young daughter Zenobia is particularly adept. At one point she's [[spoiler: dancing on the ceiling, saying "Look Dad! I'm being impossible!"]]
3rd Sep '13 9:52:15 AM DavidCowie
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* LargeAndInCharge: Jerry, the leader of the Storm Troupers in ''Heavy Weather'', is a bodybuilder. He thinks that if he's physically larger than the others, they will be more likely to just do what he says and not waste his time by asking for explanations.


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* {{Zeerust}}: the glove-and-goggles VirtualReality rigs in ''Heavy Weather'' (1994). Younger readers may not remember the moment when this was going to be the future of computing.
21st Jun '13 1:17:14 PM JIKTV
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* MagicRealism: ''Zeitgeist'', set in the midst of Y2K hysteria and featuring one [[TheTrickster "Leggy" Starlitz]] and his [[MagicalGirl rather odd daughter]].

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* MagicRealism: ''Zeitgeist'', set in the midst of Y2K [[MillenniumBug [=Y2K=]]] hysteria and featuring one [[TheTrickster "Leggy" Starlitz]] and his [[MagicalGirl rather odd daughter]].
7th Jan '13 4:53:32 PM Xtifr
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* ''Literature/TheDifferenceEngine''

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* ''Literature/TheDifferenceEngine''''Literature/TheDifferenceEngine'' (with Creator/WilliamGibson)
7th Jan '13 12:12:43 AM Xtifr
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* FictionalDocument: The short story "Our Neural Chernobyl" was written as a ''review'' of a fictional monograph (a non-fiction book on a specific real-world topic) about the "neural Chernobyl," which described the development, release, and consequences of a retrovirus that caused massive growth in brain complexity in almost all mammals, something catastrophic for humans as the process makes humans massively intelligent, but effectively burns out the brain after a while. The story even touches on the book's exploration of the controversial topic of non-human uplifting from the virus, where many animals became much more intelligent, to the point cats developed torture devices to use on mice.


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* TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday: This and several other tropes are subverted in "The Little Magic Shop". In the early 19th Century, a young man stumbles on a little shop in New York. The proprietor, Mr. O'Beronne, presses on him several magic items, finally persuading him to buy a bottle of youth potion in exchange for all he possesses. "Really? How much for two bottles?" They strike a bargain: Whenever the man comes back he can buy another bottle on the same terms. This doubly frustrates the shop owner: He has to stay put and keep his shop in business (changing it with the times), and his customer stubbornly refuses to learn the obvious Aesop about the futility of unnaturally prolonged life. Despite all this there is a happy ending for both.
* MagicRealism: ''Zeitgeist'', set in the midst of Y2K hysteria and featuring one [[TheTrickster "Leggy" Starlitz]] and his [[MagicalGirl rather odd daughter]].


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* MySkullRunnethOver: The short story "Our Neural Chernobyl" is written as a review of a monograph studying the social and cultural effects on the world after an engineered virus is released that causes rampant dendritic growth - essentially, making people's brains extremely plastic and adaptive so they can constantly learn and think at faster and faster rates. It also frequently causes lethal burnout, nicknamed "chernobyling" after the Chernobyl power plant disaster in the '80s. Eventually, the virus even jumps species, with some animals showing signs of increased yet distinctly inhuman intellect.
* NewMediaAreEvil: "The Hacker Crackdown" goes into great detail about turn-of-the-century anxieties about what the telephone meant for society, and draws a parallel with the early online networks.
* SandIsWater: His first novel, ''Involution Ocean'', relies heavily on this trope.
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