The Bookshop Podcast

Bruce Sterling: author, journalist, editor, and critic

April 12, 2021 Mandy Jackson-Beverly Season 1 Episode 28
The Bookshop Podcast
Bruce Sterling: author, journalist, editor, and critic
Show Notes

Today I’m in Turin, Italy, speaking with author, journalist, editor, and critic Bruce Sterling. 

Bruce and I chatted about writing, India, Italy, Harlan Ellison, William Gibson, fantascienza, AI translations, and much more.

I hope you enjoy listening to Bruce as much as I enjoyed interviewing him – even though it was 5:00 a.m.!

Bruce Sterling Bio:

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. His nonfiction works include THE HACKER CRACKDOWN: LAW AND DISORDER ON THE ELECTRONIC FRONTIER (1992), TOMORROW NOW: ENVISIONING THE NEXT FIFTY YEARS (2003), and SHAPING THINGS (2005). 

He is a contributing editor of WIRED magazine and writes a weblog. 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.

He has appeared in ABC's Nightline, BBC's The Late Show, CBC's Morningside, on MTV and TechTV, and in Time,Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Fortune, Nature, I.D., Metropolis, Technology Review, Der Spiegel, La Stampa, La Repubblica, and many other venues.

Links from the interview:

Bruce Sterling

Tachyon Publications

Robot Artists & Black Swans: The Italian Fantascienza Stories, Bruce Sterling

Pharmako – AI, Kenric Allado-McDowell

Behold, This Dreamer!, Walter de la Mer

Johanna Sinisalo

Robert E. Howard, author

Wired Magazine




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