Notes from Evan Smith
"Bruce Sterling is a science-fiction writer, futurist, and social critic.
Sterling is best known, along with William Gibson, as a pioneer in the cyberpunk movement in science-fiction. Cyberpunk fiction centered around a distopian vision of a dark, over-industrialized, technology-laden society, and attempted to challenge the more optimistic and less socially-relevent science-fiction establishment.
Throughout the 1980s, Sterling published several cyberpunk novels, an independent cyberpunk magazine called Cheap Truth, and in 1986, Sterling edited a collection of cyberpunk writings called Miirorshades, which is considered by many to be the definitive work of the movement.
In the early 1990s, Sterling began to expand his career beyond writing science-fiction. He began publishing journalism and other non-fiction and also began work on projects related to technology and subverting traditional notions of intellectual property, such as his Dead Media Project. He also developed a strong interest in industrial design, which he has channeled into his Viridian Design project.
Sterling continues to publish science-fiction novels. His most recent novel The Zenith Angle was published in April 2004 by Del Ray." - Evan Smith, Texas Monthly Talks, Broadcast 7.8.04