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March 2017



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There's this anthology, see? Called Rewired. Examining the legacy of Cyberpunk.

Edited by James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel. And you can pre-order it over here.

And this is who's in it:

Introduction: Hacking Cyberpunk by James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel
Introduction: Kessel-Sterling Correspondence** by John Kessel
Bruce Sterling, "Bicycle Repairman"
Gwyneth Jones, "Red Sonja and Lessingham in Dreamland"
Jonathan Lethem, "How We Got Into Town and Out Again"
Greg Egan, "Yeyuka"
Pat Cadigan, "The Final Remake of The Return of Little Latin Larry"
William Gibson, "Thirteen Views of a Cardboard City"
David Marusek, "The Wedding Album"
Walter Jon Williams, "Daddy’s World"
Michael Swanwick, "The Dog Said Bow-Wow"
Charles Stross, "Lobsters"
Paul Di Filippo, "What’s Up, Tiger Lily"
Christopher Rowe, “The Voluntary State”
Elizabeth Bear, “Two Dreams on Trains”
Paolo Bacigalupi, "The Calorie Man"
Mary Rosenblum, "Search Engine"
Cory Doctorow, "When SysAdmins Ruled the Earth"

No, I have no idea what on earth I'm doing there. But I am happy oveyjoyed ecstatic verklempt* to be in that company....

I'll be in the corner, nursing my coffee with a large side order of imposter syndrome....

*is it cultural appropriation if I say "verklempt?"


*is it cultural appropriation if I say "verklempt?"

is it cultural appropriation to eat hors d'oeuvres?
Cultural consumption, maybe.
Yay! That story has really got out there and earned its keep.

['Bicycle repairman' takes me straight to a Monty Python sketch.]
Encyclopedia salesman....
pretty soon those other guys will be having imposter syndrome being in the same book with thee.
If you can blurb Hardwired, you can be in there. ;)
Hee. And let's no talk about how deep the imposter syndrome ran THAT TIME.
It's interesting to count "The Voluntary State" as cyberpunk. I think I saw it as vaguely dystopian abstract sort of computer fantasy... it reminded me of Brave New World, if anything, and I think I usually associate stuff that's more visceral, gritty with 'cyberpunk'... but this anthology looks cool as an exploration of what 'can' be cyberpunk, anyway. Neat.
Well, some of it is post-Cyberpunk. I would class The Voluntary State there, as well as my story.
if you studied german in high school, you are allowed to say "verklempt". so say i!
Oh cool! Congratulations! I see lots of names I recognize. Should be a good book.
thank you!
I know. *g*