History Creator / BruceSterling

8th Oct '16 4:31:01 PM Xtifr
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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: In ''Zeitgeist'', the members of the international girl-group G7 are uniformly referred to as "the [nationality] One". This is not only done when referring to them indirectly ("The French One is my favorite. She can almost carry a tune."), but even when addressing them directly. ("What seems to be the problem, American One?") This helps remind them (and everyone else) that they're all quite replaceable, and, in fact, several get replaced during the course of the book.
1st Oct '16 10:16:59 PM Xtifr
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* MerchandiseDriven: An in-universe example: in ''Zeitgeist'', the girl-band G-7 was created by Leggy Starlitz primarily to sell TheMerch. The music is only of secondary interest to him.
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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20th Oct '15 9:59:54 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]].
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