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Bruce Sterling

American writer, speaker, futurist, and design instructor

1954   -  

genre: speculative fiction, cyberpunk
country of citizenship: United States of America
native language: English
language of expression: English
educated at: Art Center College of Design, University of Texas at Austin
occupation: novelist, writer, blogger, journalist, futurist, literary critic, science fiction writer, literary scholar
award received: John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, Hugo Award for Best Novelette, Locus Award for Best Short Story, Arthur C. Clarke Award
influenced by: Alfred Bester, Barrington J. Bayley, Chad Oliver, J. G. Ballard, Samuel R. Delany

Michael Bruce Sterling (born April 14, 1954) is an American science fiction author known for his novels and work on the Mirrorshades anthology, which helped to define the cyberpunk genre. Sterling's first ever science fiction story, Man-Made Self, was sold in 1976. He first became famous by hosting annual Christmas event to present digital art. He spent many years after this creating many science fiction novels such as Schismatrix (1985), Islands In The Net (1988), and Heavy Weather (1994). In 1992, he published his first nonfiction novel, The Hacker Crackdown: Law And Disorder On The Electronic Frontier.
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