By James Patrick Kelly, John Kessel
Time to forestall flipping the channel.
These 16 severe tales display a central authority ninja routed by means of a bicycle repairman, the inventor of digitized paper hijacked by way of his collage weigh down, a useless boy trapped in a warped storybook paradise, and the queen of britain attacked with the deadliest of forbidden expertise: a operating modem. You’ll meet Manfred Macx, renegade meme-broker, crimson Sonja, digital truth sex-goddess, and Felix, humble sys-admin and post-apocalyptic hero.
Editors James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel (Feeling Very unusual: The Slipstream Anthology) have united cyberpunk visionaries William Gibson, Bruce Sterling, and Pat Cadigan with the recent post-cyberpunk leading edge, together with Cory Doctorow, Charles Stross, and Jonathan Lethem. together with a canon-establishing creation and excerpts from a hotly contested on-line debate, Rewired is the 1st anthology to outline and seize the crackling pleasure of the post-cyberpunks.
From the grittiness of Mirrorshades to the Singularity and past, it’s time to restore the revolution.
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