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William Gibson - Burning Chrome (2nd Hand Paperback)

£4.20
SKU B002344
Synopsis

Burning Chrome (1986) is a collection of short stories written by William Gibson.

Most of the stories take place in Gibson's Sprawl, a shared setting for most of his cyberpunk work.

Many of the ideas and themes explored in the short stories were later revisited in Gibson's popular Sprawl trilogy.

Best-known for his seminal sf novel Neuromancer, William Gibson is also a master of short fiction. Tautly-written and suspenseful, Burning Chrome collects 10 of his best short stories with a preface from Bruce Sterling, co-Cyberpunk and editor of the seminal anthology Mirrorshades.

These brilliant, high-resolution stories show Gibson's characters and intensely-realized worlds at his absolute best. Contains 'Johnny Mnemonic' (filmed starring Keanu Reeves) and title story 'Burning Chrome' - both nominated for the Nebula Award - as well as the Hugo-and-Nebula-nominated stories 'Dogfight' and 'The Winter Market'.

Details
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Fiction - Science Fiction
  • Published : 1986 (This Edition 2016 - Orion)
  • ISBN : 9781473217447
  • SKU : B002344
  • PPC : SP300gm
  • RRP : £8.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"A fistful of fast, challenging, hot-wired short stories" - NME.

"I heard about Gibson on a radio 4 program. Great writer. The style, I like, with its somewhat disjointed and short sentences. Some stories of lesser interest to me personally (space), but in the other stories the characters are gripping and narrative compelling. This book of short stories leads beautifully into the Neuromancer trilogy. I just can't believe this was written in the early 80's. He introduces Cyberspace. Interesting no mobile phones! I can recommend this book and the trilogy that follows it." - Ebay Review.

The Author

William Ford Gibson (born March 17, 1948) is an American-Canadian speculative fiction writer and essayist widely credited with pioneering the science fiction subgenre known as cyberpunk.

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