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Good Old-Fashioned Future, a (1999) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

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. They wage battles in wars already lost and become heroes--and sometimes martyrs--in their last-ditch efforts to preserve the dignity and individuality of humanity.

A hack Indian filmmaker takes the pulse of a wounded and declining civilization--21st-century Britain. A pair of swashbuckling Silicon Valley entrepreneurs join forces to make a commercial killing--in organic underground slime and computer-generated jellyfish. A man in a Japanese city takes orders from a talking cat while pursuing a drama of danger and adventure that has become the very essence of his life.

From "The Littlest Jackal", a darkly hilarious thriller of mercs and gunrunners set in Finland, to a stark vision of a post-atomic netherworld in his haunting tale "Taklamakan", Bruce Sterling once again breaks boundaries, breaks icons, and breaks rules to unleash the most dangerously provocative and intelligent science fiction being written today.


  • Maneki Neko
  • Big Jelly (with Rudy Rucker)
  • The Littlest Jackal
  • Sacred Cow
  • Deep Eddy
  • Bicycle Repairman
  • Taklamakan

Original title: A Good Old-Fashioned Future
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience Fiction
FictionScience FictionTechnologyCyberpunk and Virtual Reality

The following works are contained within this one:
     Sacred Cow (1993) [Short Story]
      Author: Bruce Sterling
     Bicycle Repairman (1996) [Novelette]
      Author: Bruce Sterling
     Maneki Neko (1998) [Short Story]
      Author: Bruce Sterling
     Taklamakan (1998) [Novelette]
      Author: Bruce Sterling

Edition #1: A Good Old-Fashioned Future

A Good Old-Fashioned Future (1999)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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Manifested in:

A Good Old-Fashioned Future (June 1, 1999)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Spectra
ISBN: 0553576429
Dimensions: 4.2 x 6.9 x 0.8
Pages: 288

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