Austin Author - Bruce Sterling

Bruce Sterling


Bruce Sterling, author, journalist, editor, and critic, was born in 1954. He edited the collective Mirrorshades, the definitive document of the cyberpunk movement. He writes a popular-science column for The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and a literary-critical column for Science Fiction Eye.

His most recent book, The Hacker Crackdown: Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier, is a non-fiction work on computer crime and electronic civil liberties, published by Bantam Books in 1992. Sterling is on the board of directors of the Electronic Frontier Foundation–Austin and serves on the Police Liaison Committee of this local Texan electronic civil liberties group.

He has appeared in ABC’s "Nightline", BBC’s "The Late Show", CBC’s "Morningside", on MTV, and in Newsday, Omni, Whole Earth Review, Details, Computerworld, The New York Times, Der Spiegel, Mondo 2000, Wired, and other equally improbable venues. He lives in Austin with his wife and daughter.

The Agitprop Disk, a collection works that Sterling has made available to the net community, is available at the gopher server at tic.com. A great deal of information is also available at his archive on the Well’s gopher server.


Bruce Sterling Bibliography

Science Fiction:
INVOLUTION OCEAN (1977)
THE ARTIFICIAL KID (1980)
SCHISMATRIX (1985)
MIRRORSHADES: THE CYBERPUNK ANTHOLOGY (ed) (1986)
ISLANDS IN THE NET (1988)
THE DIFFERENCE ENGINE (with William Gibson) (1990)
CRYSTAL EXPRESS (first short story collection) (1989)
GLOBALHEAD (second short story collection) (1992)
Non-fiction
THE HACKER CRACKDOWN: LAW AND DISORDER ON THE ELECTRONIC FRONTIER (1992)
"A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE INTERNET", The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, February 1993