The Difference Engine (Gollancz S.F.)

The Difference Engine (Gollancz S.F.)

by Bruce Sterling (Author), Bruce Sterling (Author), William Gibson (Author)


The computer age has arrived a century ahead of time with Charles Babbage's perfection of his Analytical Engine. The Industrial Revolution, supercharged by the development of steam-driven cybernetic Engines, is in full and drastic swing. Great Britain, with her calculating-cannons, steam dreamnoughts, machine-guns and information technology, prepares to better the world's lot ...


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
Edition: 2
Publisher: Gollancz
Published: 23 May 1996

ISBN 10: 0575600292
ISBN 13: 9780575600294
Book Overview: William Gibson became an overnight sf success with the publication of his best-selling NEUROMANCER THE DIFFERENCE ENGINE is a huge cult success, a bestseller in both hardcover and paperback, now available with a brand new cover treatment taking it into the 21st century. 'Stuffed with period detail, lovingly researched ...the deepest and raciest sf collaboration since Pohl and Kornbluth' GUARDIAN 'Brilliant' THE FACE 'An ingenious book, Gibson and Sterling score points in the toughness of their imagination, the quality of their speculation and the daring of their technique' i-D

Author Bio
William Ford Gibson is an American-Canadian writer who has been dubbed the 'noir prophet' of cyberpunk. He lives in the United States. Bruce Sterling is best known for his novels and his work on the MIRRORSHADES anthology, which helped define the cyberpunk genre. He also lives in the United States. Bruce Sterling burst onto the SF scene with the birth of Cyberpunk and co-authored THE DIFFERENCE ENGINE with his colleague William Gibson. His biggest UK success was with THE HACKER CRACKDOWN. He lives with his wife and daughters in Austin, Texas.