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Robot artists & black swans : the Italian Fantascienza stories / Bruce Sterling ; introduction by Neal Stephenson.

Sterling, Bruce, (author.). Coulthart, John, 1962- (illustrator.). Stephenson, Neal, (writer of introduction.). Tonani, Dario, (writer of afterword.). Sterling, Bruce. Italia 2061: Uccidiamo la Luna. English. (Added Author). Sterling, Bruce. Cigno nero. English. (Added Author). Sterling, Bruce. Elephant on table. (Added Author). Sterling, Bruce. Pilgrims of the round world. (Added Author). Sterling, Bruce. Bisturi Partenopeo. English. (Added Author). Sterling, Bruce. Esoteric city. (Added Author). Sterling, Bruce. Robot tra le rose. English. (Added Author).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781616963293
  • ISBN: 1616963298
  • Physical Description: 249 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: San Francisco, California : Tachyon Publications, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Kill the Moon," "Black Swan," "The Parthenopean Scalpel," and "Robot in Roses" originally published in Italian between 2009 and 2017.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction / by Neal Stephenson -- Storia, futurita, fantasia, scienza, Torino / by Bruno Argento -- Kill the moon -- Black swan -- Elephant on table -- Pilgrims of the round world -- The Parthenopean scalpel -- Esoteric City -- Robot in roses -- Afterword: Bruce Sterling, erudite dreamer and pirate / by Dario Tonani.
Summary, etc.:
"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."
Subject: Italy > Fiction.
Genre: Cyberpunk fiction.
Science fiction.
Short stories.
Steampunk fiction.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Babcock Library - Ashford.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Babcock Library - Ashford SF Ste (Text) 33110150613493 Adult New Material Available -

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