Science Fiction Writer Bruce Sterling Donates Collection of Materials to Harry Ransom Center


AUSTIN, TX.- American science fiction writer Bruce Sterling has donated a collection of materials to the Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin. Sterling, an alumnus of the University, is known as one of the co-founders of the “cyberpunk” movement in the 1980s, with William Gibson, Rudy Rucker, John Shirley and others. In Sterling’s introduction to “Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk Anthology” (1986), he defines the movement as “an unholy alliance of the technical world of pop culture, visionary, fluidity and street-level anarchy.” The anthology, which Sterling edited, examines what happens when scientif