Cyber World: Tales of Humanity's Tomorrow
Cybernetics. Neuroscience. Nanotechnology. Genetic engineering. Hacktivism. Transhumanism. The world of tomorrow is already here, and the technological changes we all face have inspired a new wave of stories to address our fears, hopes, dreams, and desires as Homo sapiens evolve—or not—into their next incarnation. Cyber World presents diverse tales of humanity’s tomorrow, as told by some of today’s most gripping science fiction visionaries.
Edited by Hugo Award winner Jason Heller and Joshua Viola.
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THE MIGHTY PHIN
THE BEES OF KIRIBATI
THE REST BETWEEN TWO NOTES
THE SINGULARITY IS IN YOUR HAIR
THE FAITHFUL SOLDIER, PROMPTED
YOUR BONES WILL NOT BE UNKNOWN
Paul Graham Raven
OTHER PEOPLE’S THOUGHTS
WE WILL TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN
A SONG TRANSMUTED
IT’S ONLY WORDS
E. Lily Yu
Stephen Graham Jones
THE IBEX ON THE DAY OF EXTINCTION
HOW NOTHING HAPPENS
Cyber World Named One of Barnes & Noble’s Best Anthologies of 2016.
“A myriad of characters and styles highlights the variety of voices and ideas in current science fiction, and the authors gleefully expand the already-fluid definition of cyberpunk."
“This is old-school cyberpunk written by new-school talent--the caliber of writers found in this book is like a dream-team of storytellers ready to hack your skull and implant their tales into your brain-meats. Cyber World gives the cyberpunk genre a much-needed reboot."
—Chuck Wendig, New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Aftermath and Zer0es
“This is the upgrade: the new, real sound of diverse futures, mad and magnificent, the world on a wire. Essential."
—Warren Ellis, author of Gun Machine and Transmetropolitan
“Killer apps outnumber the glitches in twenty short, bracing narratives of cyberpunk sci-fi."
Limited Edition CD Cyber World: Soundtrack of Humanity's Tomorrow
Patched In (Celldweller): 4:25
Datastream (Scandroid): 4:30
Memory Dealer (Mega Drive): 5:02
Aphelion (Scandroid): 5:34
Zero Point Non-Response (Mega Drive): 5:32
Pro-Bots & Robophobes (Scandroid feat. Circle of Dust): 4:02
Salvation Code (Scandroid): 5:50
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Speculative Literature Foundation.