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1 Sterling, BruceDistraction. 06528
Millenium: London. 1999.
First British edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel.

''his later work focuses, with greater intensity and success than perhaps any other American sf writer of his generation, on the strange and intoxicatingly various Near Future of this planet, which he consistently understands as a globe whose every aspect is interactive. Human civilization as an intricate and unstable mechanism, whose dynamics work against any balancing of the need for equilibrium against our insatiable demands for knowledge and power. Such concerns centrally govern the plot of Heavy Weather (1994), set early in the twenty-first century at a point when the ecological degradation of the planet, and the turbulence in the world weather system caused by Climate Change, have generated storm systems of unprecedented ferocity. Even more vitally engaged with the real world to come is DISTRACTION (1998), perhaps his most successful (certainly his most complex) novel. It is set in a balkanized America that resembles, but is not nearly so quiet, as a typical Ruined Earth. The plot - which involves complicated parlaying between a scientific enclave and the free state of Louisiana - is much less interesting than the portrait of this multiplex through the eyes of the book's protagonist, a spin doctor able to sense the ley lines where information concentrates'' (Colin Greenland & John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 8.00 GBP
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2 Sterling, BruceHeavy Weather. 19326
Bantam Spectra: NY. 1994.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel.

''Sterling is one of the most globally minded of North American sf writers, seeing civilization as an intricate and unstable mechanism, and pitting the search for equilibrium against our insatiable demands for knowledge and power; such concerns centrally govern the plot of HEAVY WEATHER (1994), set early in the 21st century at a point when the ecological degradation of the planet has generated storm systems of unprecedented ferocity. His main interest continues to be the behaviour of societies rather than individuals, and the perfection of sf as a vehicle for scientific education and political debate'' (Colin Greenland/Encyclopedia of SF).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 10.00 GBP
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3 Sterling, BruceHeavy Weather. 02837
Millenium: London. 1994.
First British edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel.

''Sterling is one of the most globally minded of North American sf writers, seeing civilization as an intricate and unstable mechanism, and pitting the search for equilibrium against our insatiable demands for knowledge and power; such concerns centrally govern the plot of HEAVY WEATHER (1994), set early in the 21st century at a point when the ecological degradation of the planet has generated storm systems of unprecedented ferocity. His main interest continues to be the behaviour of societies rather than individuals, and the perfection of sf as a vehicle for scientific education and political debate'' (Colin Greenland/Encyclopedia of SF).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket with literary agency stamp on the front free endpaper.

Price: 5.00 GBP
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