Monday, December 29, 2014
REVIEW: SCHISMATRIX PLUS by Bruce Gibson. Release
Review: SCHISMATRIX PLUS by BRUCE STERLING Collecting the original novel (SCHISMATRIX) plus 5 short stories and the author's Prologue, SCHISMATRIX PLUS constitutes the sum total of what author Bruce Sterling intended to write of the Shaper/Mechanist Universe. What I came away with (this being my first reading of Mr. Sterling, one of the founders of "Cyberpunk") is an impression of a universe where, like ours, hard heads and stubbornness prevail, and where two opposing ideologies butt heads like two rams during mating season. Mr. Sterling terms his writing "crammed prose," yet I found it both very readable, and imagination-expanding.