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‘Mozart In Mirrorshades’ by Bruce Sterling and Lewis Shiner

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Sterling says: “This footloose time-travel fantasy emerged in a happy spirit of Movement camaraderie.” I guess a footloose time-travel fantasy is an appropriate as any way of ending an anthology which has nothing to do with cyberpunk. He continues (rather limply): “Its headlong energy and aggressive political satire are sure sign of writers who feel they have points to make.” It certainly has energy but what Sterling takes for aggressive political satire is merely feeble farce. This is the anti-‘Gernsback Continuum’ and is devoid of all merit. Bah.

Quality: *
Punkosity: *

Written by Martin

5 May 2011 at 08:08

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  1. […] ‘Preface’ by Bruce Sterling ‘The Gernsback Continuum’ by William Gibson ‘Snake-Eyes’ by Tom Maddox ‘Rock On’ by Pat Cadigan ‘Tales Of Houdini’ by Rudy Rucker ’400 Boys’ by Marc Laidlaw ‘Solstice’ by James Patrick Kelly ‘Petra’ by Greg Bear ‘Till Human Voices Wake Me’ by Lewis Shiner ‘Freezone’ by John Shirley ‘Stone Lives’ by Paul di Filippo ‘Red Star, Winter Orbit’ by Bruce Sterling and William Gibson ‘Mozart In Mirrorshades’ by Bruce Sterling and Lewis Shiner […]

  2. ]I would like to know: Is there a movie calles “Mozart in mirrorshades” also ??


    30 April 2012 at 17:36

  3. And “Bah” back to you. A story that has aged well, and merits rereading. IMO.

    Yes, it’s something of a throwaway, but so what?. Our whole *genre* is something of a throwaway….


    26 February 2017 at 23:22

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