Schismatrix

By: Sterling, Bruce (Michael Bruce Sterling)

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This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "From the late 1970s onwards, Sterling wrote a series of stories set in the Shaper/Mechanist universe: the solar system is colonised, with two major warring factions. The Mechanists use a great deal of computer-based mechanical technologies; the Shapers do genetic engineering on a massive scale. The situation is complicated by the eventual contact with alien civilizations; humanity eventually splits into many subspecies, with the implication that many of these effectively vanish from the galaxy, reminiscent of The Singularity in the works of Vernor Vinge. The Shaper/Mechanist stories can be found in the collection Crystal Express and the collection Schismatrix Plus, which contains the original novel Schismatrix and all of the stories set in the Shaper/Mechanist universe. Alastair Reynolds identified Schismatrix and the other Shaper/Mechanist stories as one of the greatest influences on his own work." (from Wikipedia)

Title: Schismatrix

Author Name: Sterling, Bruce (Michael Bruce Sterling)

Categories: Science Fiction and Fantasy,

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: New York, Arbor House: 1985

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: A38492

Keywords: Science Fiction Bruce Sterling The Shaper/mechanist Universe The Shaper/mechanist Universe Genetic Engineering Computer Engineering Science Fiction,