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    • The Difference Engine

    • By: William Gibson, Bruce Sterling
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 400
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 357
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 361

    The Difference Engine is an alternate history novel by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling. It is a prime example of the steampunk sub-genre; It posits a Victorian Britain in which great technological and social change has occurred after entrepreneurial inventor Charles Babbage succeeded in his ambition to build a mechanical computer called Engines. The fierce summer heat and pollution have driven the ruling class out of London and the resulting anarchy allows technology-hating Luddites to challenge the intellectual elite.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Starts strong, falls off

    • By Delano on 04-22-13

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Caryatids

    • By: Bruce Sterling
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32

    The world of 2060 is divided into three spheres of influence, each fighting with the others over the resources of fallen nations and an environment degraded almost to the point of no return. There is the Dispensation, centered in Los Angeles, where entertainment and capitalism have fused with the highest of high-tech.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cloned Sisters Rule!

    • By Vicki In Crete on 03-15-10

    Regular price: $24.05

    • Zeitgeist

    • By: Bruce Sterling
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 37

    It's 1999, and on the Turkish half of Cyprus, the ever-enterprising Leggy Starlitz has alighted - pausing on his mission to storm the Third World with the G-7 girls, the cheapest, phoniest all-girl band ever to wear Wonderbras and spandex. His market is staring him in the face: millions of teenagers trapped in a world of mullahs and mosques, all ready to blow their pocket change on G-7's massive merchandising campaign - and to wildly anticipate music the band will never release.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable, very well narrated post-cyberpunk piece

    • By James on 09-11-05

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Welcome to the Greenhouse

    • New Science Fiction on Climate Change
    • By: Gordon Van Gelder (editor), Bruce Sterling, Gregory Benford, and others
    • Narrated by: Bob Dunsworth
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Forty years ago, Walt Kelly's comic strip character Pogo famously intoned: "We have met the enemy, and he is us." Now, as the evidence for climate change becomes overwhelming, we learn the hard reality behind that witticism. The possible destruction, and certain transformation, of the ecosphere has been brought about by our own activities. What will our new world look like? How will we - can we - adapt? The clash of a rapidly changing environment with earth's self-styled ruling species, humans, provides ample creative fodder for this riveting anthology of original science fiction.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Some stories were science fiction but didn't seem to discuss climate change.

    • By A. Westbrook on 05-05-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Best of Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine 2002

    • By: Harlan Ellison, Bruce Sterling, Albert E. Cowdry, and others
    • Narrated by: Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction has submitted ten of its best of 2002. Although the collection is a veritable cornucopia of styles and subjects, each story is somehow notable for its compassion and humanity.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great Writing - Mediocre Plots

    • By Tim on 12-05-04

    Regular price: $17.46

    • The Difference Engine

    • By: William Gibson, Bruce Sterling
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    The Difference Engine is an alternate history novel. A prime example of the steampunk sub-genre, it posits a Victorian Britain in which great technological and social change has occurred after entrepreneurial inventor Charles Babbage succeeded in his ambition to build a mechanical computer called Engines. The fierce summer heat and pollution have driven the ruling class out of London and the resulting anarchy allows technology-hating Luddites to challenge the intellectual elite.

    Regular price: $20.72