Robot Artists & Black Swans: The Italian Fantascienza Stories by Bruce Sterling, Neal Stephenson (Introduction)
English | 2021 | Science Fiction | ePUB | 3.8 MB
The Godfather of Cyberpunk has emerged in this new collection of Italian-themed fantasy and science-fiction stories. Bruce Sterling now introduces us to his alter ego: Bruno Argento, the preeminent author of fantascienza. Sterling, writing as Argento, skillfully combines cutting-edge technology with art, mythology, and history.
In the Esoteric City, a Turinese businessman’s act of necromancy is catching up with him. The Black Swan, a rogue hacker, programs his way into alternate versions of Italy. A Parthenopean assassin awaits his destiny in the arms of a two-headed noblewoman. Infuriating to both artists and scientists, a robot wheelchair makes uncategorizable creations.
Bruno Argento is the acknowledged master of Italian science fiction. Yet that same popular fantascienza author also is known in America—as Bruce Sterling. In Robot Artists and Black Swans, we present the first collection of their uniquely visionary Italian-themed fiction, including tales never before published in English.
Storia, Futurità, Fantasia, Scienza, Torino by Bruno Argento
Kill the Moon
Elephant On Table
Pilgrims of the Round World
The Parthenopean Scalpel
Robot in Roses