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Bruce Sterling

I do have two data identities. I have my name, Bruce Sterling, which is my

I do have two data identities. I have my name, Bruce Sterling, which is my public name under which I write novels. I also have my other name, which is my legal name under which I own property and vote.
Posted 4 months ago

My idea of an amusement park story is getting adventurers to go tour enviro

My idea of an amusement park story is getting adventurers to go tour environmental disaster areas. After all, if the entire Great Barrier Reef gets killed, which seems like an extremely lively possibility, what are you going to do with all that rotting li
Posted 4 months ago

I used to think that cyberspace was fifty years away. What I thought was fi

I used to think that cyberspace was fifty years away. What I thought was fifty years away, was only ten years away. And what I thought was ten years away... it was already here. I just wasn't aware of it yet.
Posted 4 months ago

Death defeats us in the end. But our children are our revenge against it.

Death defeats us in the end. But our children are our revenge against it.
Posted 4 months ago

«I love both her and them. I have come to understand that she is what they

«I love both her and them. I have come to understand that she is what they are. A woman accepts a man, expecting that he will change. A man takes a woman, expecting that she will never change. They are both disappointed. Yet within this very disappointmen
Posted 4 months ago

«Brixie wasn’t talking to him, or listening to him. Nothing like that at al

«Brixie wasn’t talking to him, or listening to him. Nothing like that at all. Brixie was off in her own world, flaming away like a blowtorch. She was such an Internet fiend that she had never learned any other way to behave.»
Posted 4 months ago

«“Everybody is in trouble with my dad. My dad only sort of gets the Interne

«“Everybody is in trouble with my dad. My dad only sort of gets the Internet. My dad started looking up all his old enemies on Facebook. My dad picks big flamewar fights. It’s like my dad just discovered that people can talk about politics without his per
Posted 4 months ago

If you don’t have a sense of wonder it’s like you’re dead inside. But your

If you don’t have a sense of wonder it’s like you’re dead inside. But your sense of wonder can be used to trick you. You can have a sense of wonder over a thing that’s basically a conjurer’s trick, or a con job, or a rip-off.
Posted 4 months ago

But the economy's out of control. Money just doesn't need human beings anym

But the economy's out of control. Money just doesn't need human beings anymore. Most of us only get in the way.
Posted 4 months ago

«She had Google, and she had Wikipedia. She could look up anything obscure,

«She had Google, and she had Wikipedia. She could look up anything obscure, any words or phrases that she didn’t understand. A romance novel was just a book, while the Internet was the Internet. The Internet would crack these nuts for sure.»
Posted 4 months ago

One of the great beauties of politics as an art form was its lack of restri

One of the great beauties of politics as an art form was its lack of restriction to merely standard forms of realism.
Posted 4 months ago

If poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world, science fiction w

If poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world, science fiction writers are its court jesters. We are Wise Fools who can leap, caper, utter prophecies, and scratch ourselves in public. We can play with Big Ideas because the garish motley of our
Posted 4 months ago