Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Cadigan, Pat (Editor): The Ultimate Cyberpunk


A series of stories covering the development of this strand of science fiction from Alfred Bester and
Philip Dick to William Gibson, generally looked on as the founder of cyberpunk, and later writers.
The collection was published in 2002 so it has taken me a long time to read it.   By and large, I do not
see much difference between the tales here and other sf books apart from the solid technically based
ones where the scientific advances held centre stage.   The individual stories vary in length and also
readability as far as I am concerned.   If I had to pick one only I would select "Green Days in Brunei'
by Bruce Sterling.