By John Shirley
In a near-future dystopia, a restricted nuclear strike has destroyed parts of Europe, bringing the remainder nation-cities below keep watch over of the second one Alliance, a frighteningly fundamentalist foreign defense company with designs on global domination. the single safeguard opposed to the Alliance's creeping totalitarianism is the hot Resistance, a polyglot staff of rebels that comes with Rick Rickenharp, a retro-rocker whose inventive and political sensibilities intertwine, and John Swenson, a mole who has infiltrated the Alliance. because the struggle keeps and years development, so does the expertise and brutality of the Alliance... yet traditional humans just like the broken visionary Smoke, Claire Rimpler on FirStep, and Dance Torrence and his fellow city warriors in the world are sure jointly by means of the reality and a unmarried function: to maintain the darkness from changing into humankind's overall Eclipse - or die making an attempt! John Shirley used to be cyberpunk's sufferer 0, first locus of the virus, certifiably virulent."-William Gibson. An omnibus of all 3 novels-revised via the author-of the prophetic, nonetheless frighteningly appropriate cyberpunk masterpieces: Eclipse, Eclipse Penumbra, and Eclipse Corona. With an advent through Richard Kadrey and biographical observe by way of Bruce Sterling.
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One school claimed that they were retrograde human mutations, another theory was that they were a kind of advanced monkey. A third faction argued that they were a totally separate species. Certainly they looked like some intermediate stage between man and ape, with their stooped gait, long arms, low foreheads and coarse, reddish brown body hair. They were stupid, there was no denying that, but it was a placid, amiable stupidity. Despite this, there was still a particular type of individual who took an unpleasant delight in tormenting the boohooms.
Again it was the wrong remark. R'Ayla didn't answer. When the silence had continued for some minutes, Phaid knew he ought to do something to restore the previous friendly atmosphere. With only a single covert glance at Clo-e the android, he moved closer to R'Ayla and put his arm around her. She didn't respond. She still appeared to be lost in her own thoughts. Suddenly she turned her head and looked at him. ' Phaid held her closer to him. 'How should I know? I'm a gambler. I think about now, not what has happened or what's going to happen.
Henk fancied himself as a bigtime gambler, but, in Phaid's opinion, he simply didn't have the touch. The best he could ever be was a third-rate cardsharp, no matter how many delusions of grandeur he carried around with him. Henk scuttled into the fountain, carefully looking around as though he expected someone to be following him. Despite all his caution, however, he failed to spot Phaid sitting in the shadows. He went up to one of the waiters and started talking to him in a low voice. Whatever Henk was saying, it didn't make the waiter too happy.
A Song Called Youth by John Shirley