Authors: James Kelly, John Kessel, Bruce Sterling, Gwyneth Jones, Greg Egan, Pat Cadigan, William Gibson, David Marusek, Walter Williams, Michael Swanwick, Charles Stross, Paul Di Filippo, Christopher Rowe, Elizabeth Bear, Mary Rosenblum, Paolo Bacigalupi, Cory Doctorow
Original language: English
Publisher: Tachyon Publications, San Francisco, 2007
Cyberpunk is dead
The revolution has been co-opted by half-assed heroes, overclocked CGI, and tricked-out sunglasses. Once radical, cyberpunk is nothing more than a brand.
Time to stop flipping the channel
These sixteen extreme stories reveal a government ninja routed by a bicycle repairman, the inventor of digitized paper hijacked by his college crush, a dead boy trapped in a warped storybook paradise, and the Queen of England attacked with the deadliest of forbidden technology: a working modem. You’ll meet Manfred Macx, renegade meme-broker, Red Sonja, virtual reality sex-goddess, and Felix, humble sysadmin and post-apocalyptic hero.
Editors James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel (Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology) have united cyberpunk visionaries William Gibson, Bruce Sterling, and Pat Cadigan with the new post-cyberpunk vanguard including Cory Doctorow, Charles Stross, and Jonathan Lethem. Including a canon-establishing introduction and excerpts from a hotly-contested online debate, Rewired is the first anthology to define and capture the crackling excitement of the post-cyberpunks.
From the grittiness of Mirrorshades to the Singularity and beyond, it’s time to revive the revolution.