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ABSTRACT. Bruce Sterling, author, journalist, editor, and critic, was born in 1954. Best known for his ten science fiction novels, he also writes short stories, book reviews, design criticism, opinion columns, and introductions for books ranging from Ernst Juenger to Jules Verne. During 2005, he was the Visionary in Residence at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. In 2008 he was the Guest Curator for the Share Festival of Digital Art and Culture in Torino, Italy, and the Visionary in Residence at the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam. In 2011 he returned to Art Center as Visionary in Residence to run a special project on Augmented Reality. In 2013, he was the Visionary in Residence at the Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University. In 2015 he was the Curator of the Casa Jasmina project at the Torino Fab Lab. In 2016 he was Visionary in Residence at the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination. Bruce’s nonfiction works include The Hacker Crackdown: Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier (1992), Tomorrow Now: Envisioning the Next Fifty Years (2003), Shaping Things (2005), and The Epic Struggle of The Internet of Things (2014). Bruce’s novels include Involution Ocean (1977), Islands in the Net (1988), The Difference Engine (1991) (with William Gibson), Holy Fire (1996), The Zenith Angle (2004), and Pirate Utopia (2016). He published several collections of own short stories, such as Ascendencies: The Best of Bruce Sterling (2007) and Gothic High-Tech (2012), and edited the short story collection which defined the genre of cyberpunk Mirrorshades: A Cyberpunk Anthology (1986). Bruce’s writings received prestigious awards including the 2000 Clarke Award for the novel Distraction (1998), the 1999 Hayakawa Award for Best Foreign Short Story and the 1999 Hugo Award for ‘Taklamakan’ (1998), the 1997 Hugo Award for ‘Bicycle Repairman’ (1995), and the 1989 Campbell Award for Islands in the Net (1998). His most recent book is a collection of Italian fantascienza stories Utopia Pirata: I Racconti Di Bruno Argento (2016). pp. 131–146

doi:10.22381/KC61201810

PETAR JANDRIĆ
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