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51. Essays. Catscan Columns Читать →

Автор: A kind of SF folk tradition surrounds the founding figure of Jules Verne. Everyone knows he was a big cheese back when the modern megalopolis of SFville was a 19th-century village. There's a bronze monument to him back in the old quarter of town, the Vieux Carre. You know, the part the French built, back…

52. Essays. FSF Columns Читать →

Автор: Dreaming of space-flight, and predicting its future, have always been favorite pastimes of science fiction. In my first science column for F&SF, I can't resist the urge to contribute a bit to this grand tradition. A science-fiction writer in 1991 has a profound advantage over the genre's pioneers. Nowadays, space-exploration…

53. GURPS" LABOUR LOST Читать →

Автор: Some months ago, I wrote an article about the raid on Steve Jackson Games, which appeared in my “Comment” column in the British science fiction monthly, INTERZONE (#44, Feb 1991). This updated version, specially re-written for dissemination by EFF, reflects the somewhat greater knowledge I've gained to date, in the course of research on an upcoming nonfiction book, THE HACKER CRACKDOWN:…

54. Heavy Weather Читать →

Автор: Smart machines lurked about the suite, their power lights in the shuttered dimness like the small red eyes of bats. The machines crouched in inches in white walls of Mexican stucco: an ionizer, a television, a smoke alarm, a squad of motion sensors. A vaporizer hissed and bubbled gently in the corner, emitting a potent…

55. In Paradise Читать →

Автор: THE MACHINES BROKE DOWN so much that it was comical, but the security people never laughed about that. Felix could endure the delay, for plumbers billed by the hour. He opened his tool kit, extracted a plastic flask and had a solid nip of Scotch. The Moslem girl was chattering into her phone. Her dad…

56. Islands in the Net Читать →

Автор: The sea lay in simmering quiet, a slate-green gumbo seasoned with warm mud. Shrimp boats trawled the horizon. Pilings rose in clusters, like blackened fingers, yards out in the gentle surf. Once, Galveston …

57. Luciferase Читать →

Автор: His flesh lit up with erotic need. The urge within him was beyond comprehension. It was cosmic: its own pure justification. Light shocked out of him in a tumbling chemical rush. Someone smashed into him with a violent scrabble of claws. He lost his grip on the grass stem and fell spinning into the dirt.…

58. Maneki Neko Читать →

Автор: “I can't go on,” his brother said. Tsuyoshi Shimizu looked thoughtfully into the screen of his pasokon. His older brother's face was shiny with sweat from a late-night drinking bout. “It's only a career,” said Tsuyoshi, sitting up on his futon and adjusting his pajamas. “You worry too much.” “All that overtime!” his brother whined.…

59. Taklamakan Читать →

Автор: A bone-dry frozen wind tore at the earth outside, its lethal howling cut to a muffled moan. Katrinko and Spider Pete were camped deep in a crevice in the rock, wrapped in furry darkness. Pete could hear Katrinko breathing, with a light rattle of chattering teeth. The neuter's yeasty armpits smelled like nutmeg. Spider Pete…

60. The Hacker Crackdown Читать →

Автор: Hi, I"m Bruce Sterling, the author of this electronic book. Out in the traditional world of print, *The Hacker Crackdown* is ISBN 0-553-08058-X, and is formally catalogued by the Library of Congress as “1. Computer crimes — United States. 2. Telephone — United States — Corrupt practices. 3. Programming (Electronic computers)…

61. The Littlest Jackal Читать →

Автор: When Bruce Sterling called me last year to say he could no longer do a science column on a regular basis, I begged him to continue. I pleaded with him. (Remember, we mentioned the art of editorial begging in a previous issue.) When it became clear that I could not change his mind, I asked that he send…

62. The Manifesto of January 3, 2000 Читать →

Автор: The rapidly approaching millennium offers a unique cultural opportunity. After many years of cut-and-paste, appropriation, detournement and neo-retro ahistoricality, postmodernity is about to end. Immediately after the end of the fin de siecle, there will be a sudden and intense demand for genuine novelty. Any new year offers a chance for sweeping resolutions and brave…

63. The Wonderful Power of Storytelling Читать →

Автор: Game conference speech: “The Wonderful Power of Storytelling” From the Computer Game Developers Conference, March 1991, San Jose CA Thank you very much for that introduction. I"d like to thank the conference committee for their hospitality and kindness — all the cola you can drink — and mind you those were genuine twinkies too, none of those newfangled…

64. Unstable Networks Читать →

Автор: The commentary at cyberspace events often comes from a surprisingly wide area of the political and social spectrum, especially considering that most of the principals dress alike, look alike, and all use the same machinery. Still, the widely various people who speak at events like this have a bedrock of agreement. They will all declare…

65. War Is Virtual Hell Читать →

Автор: The First Company of the 12th Armored Cavalry Regiment prepared for virtual battle. At the Combined Arms and Tactical Training Center (CATTC) in Fort Knox, Ky., the troops prepared to enter SIMNET – a virtual war delivered via network links. With the almost Disney-like mimicry typical of SIMNET operations, the warriors were briefed in an…

66. Red Star, Winter Orbit Читать →

Автор: , Colonel Korolev twisted slowly in his harness, dreaming of winter and gravity. Young again, a cadet, he whipped his horse across the late November steppes of Kazakhstan into dry red vistas of Martian sunset. That's wrong, he thought- And woke-in the Museum of the Soviet Triumph in Space-to the sounds of Romanenko and the KGB…

67. Primrose and Thorn Читать →

Автор: Nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novella in 1998.

68. Cuckoo's Egg Читать →

Автор: They named him Thorn. They told him he was of their people, although he was so different. He was ugly in their eyes, strange, sleek-skinned instead of furred, clawless, different. Yet he was of their power class: judge-warriors, the elite, the fighters, the defenders. Thorn knew that…

69. The Ruins, Or, Meditation On The Revolutions Of Empires Читать →

Автор: COMTE ET PAIR DE FRANCE. COMMANDEUR DE LA LEGION D"HONNEUR, MEMBRE DE L"ACADEMIE FRANCAISE, ET DE PLUSIEURS AUTRES SOCIETES SAVANTES. DEPUTY TO THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF 1789, AND AUTHOR OF “TRAVELS IN EGYPT AND SYRIA,” “NEW RESEARCHES ON ANCIENT HISTORY,” ETC. TO WHICH IS ADDED VOLNEY's ANSWER TO DR. PRIESTLY, A BIOGRAPHICAL NOTICE BY COUNT DARU, AND…

70. Contact Читать →

Автор: Pulitzer Prize-winner Carl Sagan imagines the greatest adventure of all—the discovery of an advanced civilization in the depths of space. In December 1999, a multinational team journeys out to the stars, to the most awesome encounter in human history. Who—or what—is out there?