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.
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
About the Author
Stephen King lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. He has written more than forty books and two hundred short stories. He has won the World Fantasy Award, several Bram Stoker Awards, and the O. Henry Award for his story "The Man in the Black Suit." He is the 2003 recipient of the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.
Jason Heller is the author of Strange Stars, Taft 2012, and numerous short stories in magazines and anthologies. He's also a Hugo Award-winning editor for his work in Clarkesworld Magazine. Jason has written about pop culture for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, NPR, Entertainment Weekly, The A.V. Club, and many others. In his spare time, he plays guitar in the post-punk band Weathered Statutes and is a resident DJ at Funk Club and Mile High Soul Club. He lives in Denver with his wife, Angie.
"Killer apps outnumber the glitches in twenty short, bracing narratives of cyberpunk sci-fi." -Kirkus Reviews "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 "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