Storming the Reality Studio: A Casebook of Cyberpunk & Postmodern Science Fiction

Larry McCaffery

Published: 1991

Type: Text

  • Case Study
  • cyb3rsp4c3
  • Description:

    But how could we know when I was young
    All the changes that were to come?
    All the photos in the wallets on the battlefield
    And now the terror of the scientific sun?
    -The Clash, "Something About England"

    It is the real, and not the map, whose vestiges
    subsist here and there, in the deserts which
    are no longer those of the Empire, but our
    own. The desert of the real itself.
    -Jean Baudrillard, "The Precession of the Simulacra"

    i haven't fucked much
    w/ the past but i've
    fucked plenty
    w/ the future.
    -Patti Smith, "babelogue"

    Selected Fiction contributors: Kathy Acker, J. G. Ballard, William S. Burroughs, Pat Cadigan, Samuel R. Delany, Don DeLillo, William Gibson, Harold Jaffe, Richard Kadrey, Marc Laidlaw, Mark Leyner, Joseph McElroy, Misha, Ted Mooney, Thomas Pynchon, Rudy Rucker, Lucius Shepard, Lewis Shiner, John Shirley, Bruce Sterling, William Vollman

    Selected Non-Fiction contributors: Jean Baudrillard, Jacques Derrida, Joan Gordon, Veronica Hollinger, Fredric Jameson, Arthur Kroker and David Cook, Timothy Leary, Jean-François Lyotard, Larry McCaffery, Brian McHale, Dave Porush, Bruce Sterling, Darko Suvin, Takayuki Tatsumi

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