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Bruce Sterling

Bruce Sterling is the author of ten novels, three of which were selected as New York Times Notable Books of the Year. The Difference Engine, co-written with William Gibson, was a national bestseller. He has also published four short-story collections and four nonfiction books. He has written for many magazines, including Time, Newsweek, Fortune, Technology Review, and Wired, where he has been a contributing editor since its inception. He has won two Hugo Awards for his short fiction. Sterling lives in Austin, Texas.


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The Difference Engine
Written by William Gibson, Contribution by Bruce Sterling
Spectra | Trade Paperback | July 2011
$17.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-440-42362-1 (0-440-42362-7)

The 20th anniversary edition of the classic steampunk novel
With new commentary by the authors
1855: The Industrial Revolution is in full swing, powered by steam-driven cybernetic Engines. Charles Babbage perfects his Analytical Engine, and the computer age arrives a century ahead of its time. Three extraordinary characters race toward a rendezvous...

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Written by Bruce Sterling
Spectra | Paperback | October 1999
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-57639-9 (0-553-57639-9)

It's November 2044, an election year, and the state of the Union is a farce. The government is broke, the cities are privately owned, and the military is shaking down citizens in the streets. Washington has become a circus and no one knows that better than Oscar Valparaiso. A political spin... Read more

A Good Old-Fashioned Future
Written by Bruce Sterling
Spectra | Paperback | June 1999
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-57642-9 (0-553-57642-9)

From the subversive to the antic, the uproarious to the disturbing, the stories of Bruce Sterling are restless, energy-filled journeys through a world running on empty--the visionary work of one of our most imaginative and insightful modern writers.

They live as strangers in strange lands. In worlds that have fallen--or should have... Read more

Tomorrow Now
Written by Bruce Sterling
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | December 2003
$16.00/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6976-4 (0-8129-6976-6)

“Nobody knows better than Bruce Sterling how thin the membrane between science fiction and real life has become, a state he correctly depicts as both thrilling and terrifying in this frisky, literate, clear-eyed sketch of the next half-century. Like all of the most interesting futurists, Sterling isn’t just talking about machines... Read more

Written by Bruce Sterling
Spectra | Paperback | July 2001
$7.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-57641-2 (0-553-57641-0)

It’s 1999, and in the Turkish half of Cyprus, the ever-enterprising Leggy Starlitz has alighted — pausing on his mission to storm the Third World with the G-7 girls, the cheapest, phoniest all-girl rock group ever to wear Wonderbras and spandex.

His market is staring him in the face: millions of teenagers... Read more

The Zenith Angle
Written by Bruce Sterling
Del Rey | Paperback | April 2005
$7.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-46865-9 (0-345-46865-1)

Like his peers William Gibson and Neal Stephenson, bestselling author Bruce Sterling writes cutting-edge speculative fiction firmly rooted in today’s reality. Now in The Zenith Angle, he has created a timely thriller about an information-age security expert caught up in America’s escalating war on terror.

Infowar. Cybercombat. Digital security and techno-terror. It’s... Read more

Around the World in Eighty Days
Written by Jules Verne, Translated by George M. Towle, Introduction by Bruce Sterling
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | December 2003
$9.95/14.95(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6856-9 (0-8129-6856-5)

Shocking his stodgy colleagues at the exclusive Reform Club, enigmatic Englishman Phileas Fogg wagers his fortune, undertaking an extraordinary and daring enterprise: to circumnavigate the globe in eighty days. With his French valet Passepartout in tow, Verne’s hero traverses the far reaches of the earth, all the while tracked by the... Read more

Written by Yevgeny Zamyatin, Translated by Natasha Randall, Foreword by Bruce Sterling
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | July 2006
$15.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7462-1 (0-8129-7462-X)

Translated by Natasha Randall
Foreword by Bruce Sterling
Written in 1921, We is set in the One State, where all live for the collective good and individual freedom does not exist. The novel takes the form of the diary of mathematician D-503, who, to his shock, experiences the most disruptive... Read more