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This second collection of short fiction by Bruce Sterling, set in such disparate environments as ancient Assyria and posthuman France, provides a stimulating and entertaining glimpse inside the global head of one of imaginative fiction s most exciting talents.Contents Our Neural Chernobyl 1988 Storming the Cosmos 1985 with Rudy Rucker The Compassionate, the Digital 1985 Jim and Irene 1991 The Sword of Damocles 1990 The Gulf Wars 1988 The Shores of Bohemia 1990 The Moral Bullet 1991 with John Kessel The Unthinkable 1991 We See Things Differently 1989 Hollywood Kremlin 1990 Are You for 861992 Dori Bangs 1989 Some ok stories some bad stories, some stories with interesting ideas that end to soon, a mixed bag.Our Neural Chernobyl 2Storming the Cosmos 4The Compassionate, the Digital 1Jim and Irene 3The Sword of Damocles 0The Gulf Wars 2The Shores of Bohemia 3The Moral Bullet 3The Unthinkable 2We See Things Differently 3Hollywood Kremlin 4Are You for 86 4Dori Bangs 2 Interesante colecci n de relatos por Bruce Sterling, muy en su l nea de las d cadas de los 80 y 90 Sin embargo, a mi juicio la calidad de los cuentos es inconsistente Pienso que Sterling se desenvuelve mejor en proyectos m s largos. Brilliant collection of short stories by Sterling As with of these kinds of collections there are some duds, but the quality of the good ones than compensate for the duds Non so davvero perch , ma non riesco ancora a farmi piacere Sterling come vorrei E dire che lui proprio il padre cofondatore del genere che pi amo, il cyberpunk Alla fantascienza visionaria e ipertecnologica di Gibson, che preferisco, si affianca quella pi sociologica e geopolitica di Sterling L obiettivo che l autore si pone in questi undici racconti di dare vita ad altrettante visioni di futuro, rigorose e concrete.Se certe visioni risultano oggi superate, e altre decisamente fuori fuoco, alcune assumono decisamente l aspetto di vere e proprie profezie Sterling uno con i piedi per terra, un osservatore molto attento e molto perspicace Se il confronto conflitto tra le due grandi potenze, gli States e la Russia, risulta oggi archiviato di certo non lo era quindici anni fa, al tempo della pubblicazione di questa antologia , altri problemi geopolitici, come l islamismo, risultano ancora pi attuali Anche nelle sue visioni pi estreme, paradossalmente come nel racconto Il Compassionevole, il Digitale, che ha per protagonista un islamismo tecnologicamente avanzato, perfettamente integrato con una visione cyberpunk che non pi appannaggio dell Occidente e se si considera che nelle pi recenti rivoluzioni dell Africa mediterranea ha giocato un ruolo fondamentale l uso sapiente forse molto pi che in Occidente di Internet e dei social network, non ci si stupisce pi di tanto Continua suhttp www.lastambergadeilettori.com This collection of short stories by Bruce Sterling is pretty good Some of the stories are stronger than others I particularly liked Storming the Cosmos, Jim and Irene, The Moral Bullet and Hollywood Kremlin I wasn t real taken with Our Neural Chernobyl or Dori Bangs not because of content but because of style The Soviet Union Russia and Islam make several appearances throughout the collection.Our Neural Chernobyl fictional book review about cross species medical drug contamination future history I didn t care for the style though the concept surrounding the events was interesting 2 starsStorming the Cosmos tells the story 2 scientist who discover an alien artifact at Tunguska, and how the politicians screw it all up It was pretty entertaining, I liked it a lot 5 starsThe Compassionate, The Digital us the transcript of a future speech rally re AI who transits Space time It is basically a transcript of Islamic propaganda 3 starsJim and Irene is the story of two forlorn loners who escape to lonely lands and end up forging a connection 5 starsSword of Damocles is a hilarious and disjointed tale of Damocles and Dyonysis 4 starsGulf Wars tells the story of two hapless soldiers caught up in two different wars in the same area of the Persian Gulf separated by millenia 4 StarsThe Shores of Bohemia reminded me of today s politically correct bloviaters Amelie s little speech was certainly representative of the insufferably conceited attitude of today s politicians, though she and Rodolphe both ended up joining the ranks of those they despised I don t think I understood the point of the story Maybe that mob rule is inevitable among societies That self awareness and finding truth require solitude 3 StarsThe Moral Bullet is a story of post apocalyptic survival after the chaos of an anti aging drug is released to the world 5 StarsThe Unthinkable is about two old antagonists discussing the end of the cold war, in a world where the weapons are demonic rather than atomic 4 StarsWe See Things Differently is about an Arab Muslim journalist sent to America to meet a popular Rock Musician Political Fundraiser Revolutionary It s about the power of convictionand maybe a little bit of religious political propoganda brainwashing 4 StarsHollywood Kremlin is a beautiful little story about black market smugglers in Azerbaijan during the last days of Soviet rule 5 StarsAre You For 86 features Leggy Starlitz again from Hollywood Kremlin This time the smuggler from Azerbaijan is roadtripping with a couple of feminist political activists smuggling the abortion pill across country while evading a Christian activist group Hate the politics but it s a well written story and carries the narrative well 5 StarsDori Bangs is about the fictional life together of two real life people who died young It reads like an obituary than a story 3 StarsThe mass market paperback was formatted well There was one possible spelling error where they put DC where I think they meant CD. Just comments on a few stories in Globalhead by Bruce Sterling, not the whole book Our Neural Chernobyl I remember reading this in its original appearance in Fantasy and Science Fiction, and it just gets better on the second time A mock review of a pop science book from 2056, Bruce is transliterating the background and research from his The Hacker Crackdown Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier into a future where genetic hacking replaces computer hacking But that s just the starting point, and when he reveals the disaster set off by the neural chernobyl, I can only shake my head in admiration for his imagination There s not much story here, but when the imagination runs this wild, it doesn t matter Storming the Cosmos A funny story, made even funnier by my recent reading of East Europe and Russia This is another one that I read in its original publication, and believe that it is better the second time as well The Compassionate, The Digital Great title, wonderful idea, but this one doesn t make as complete a story as Our Neural Chernobyl There s just not as much plot here instead, this is a scene from an unlikely scenario Interesting, yes A story, no. La nostra Chernobyl neurale Our Neural Chernobyl decisamnete buono.Il Compassionevole, il Digitale The Compassionate, the Digital il primo di una serie di racconti in cui Sterling analizza l islam di oggi e di ieri e mostra come pensa e perch si deve temerlo.Jim e Irene Jim and Irene un racconto leggibile.La spada di Damocle The Sword of Damocles un altro racconto leggibile.Le guerre del Golfo The Gulf Wars una piccola perla, che deve ricordare a tutti come vanno le cose in quell angolo di mondo che il golfo persico da oltre 6000 anni.Le rive della Boemia The Shores of Bohemia un buon racconto.Il proiettile morale The Moral Bullet un racconto particolarmente interessante, di quelli che fanno riflettere.L Impensabile The Unthinktable un racconto leggibile.Vediamo le cose in maniera diversa We See Things Differently un piccolo capolavoro, che scava a fondo nelle motivazioni dell islam e del terrorismo ad esso collegato.Hollywood Cremlino Hollywood Kremlin un racconto divertente.Siete a favore o contro la 486 Are You for 486 un altro racconto divertente e s , io sono favorevole Excellent stories from the late 80s early 90s that hold up well The Cold War hangs heavy here, but Sterling tends to treat it with satirical humor, and that approach is always timeless Two stories featuring Leggy Starlitz later the protagonist of Zeitgeist are funny and cinematic trickster tales The Unthinkable does an alternate world take on late twentieth century politics that explores a mindset as relevant today as when he wrote it Other stand outs include Jim and Irene, in which two drifters who have put themselves nearly out of the world are able to reveal the many bonds that connect us to one another And The Gulf Wars is starts off feeling like a story done many times before, but Sterling manages to find a fresh take on it A very good collection worth tracking down. An icon of the cyberpunk movement and a deservedly respected nonfiction writer as well, Sterling is less well known for his short story output Globalhead, an early collection is evidence that this is an oversight In fact, I d rank his short stories just beneath his nonfiction, particularly The Hacker Crackdown, and above his novel length excursions in science fiction Standout stories include the faux book review Our Neural Chernobyl, the odd coupling Jim and Irene, the historical Middle East magic of The Gulf Wars and the rock and roll infused economic SF of We See Things Differently If you have passed on Sterling s short stories in favor of his other work, I highly recommend making a U turn and seeking out Globalhead.