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Islands in the Net

Islands in the Net

(1988)
A novel by

 
Awards
Hugo (nominee)
John W Campbell Memorial Award
In a near-future new age of corporate control, hacker mercenaries, and electronic terrorism, a public relations executive on the rise finds herself caught in the violent epicenter of a data war

Two decades into the twenty-first century, the world's nations are becoming irrelevant. Corporations are the true global powers, with information the most valuable currency, while the smaller island nations have become sanctuaries for data pirates and terrorists. A globe-trotting PR executive for the large corporate economic democracy Rizome Industries Group, Laura Webster is present when a foreign representative is assassinated on Rizome soil during a conference for offshore data havens. Dispatched immediately on an international mission of diplomacy, Laura hopes she can make a difference in a volatile, unsteady world, but instead finds herself trapped on the front lines of rapidly escalating third-world hostilities and caught up in an inescapable net of conspiracy, terrorism, post-millennial voodoo, and electronic warfare.

During the 1980s, science fiction luminary Bruce Sterling envisioned the future . . . and hit it almost dead-on. The author who, along with William Gibson, Neal Stephenson, and Rudy Rucker, helped create and define the cyberpunk subgenre imagines a world of tomorrow in Islands in the Net that bears a striking - and disturbing - resemblance to our present-day information-age reality. Nominated for the Hugo and Locus Awards and winner of the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, Sterling's extraordinary novel is a gripping, eye-opening, and remarkably prescient science fiction classic.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 1989 : UK Hardback
Title: Islands In The Net
Author(s): Bruce Sterling
ISBN: 0099552000 / 9780099552000 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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October 1988 : UK Hardback
Title: Islands in the Net
Author(s): Bruce Sterling
ISBN: 0712616624 / 9780712616621 (UK edition)
Publisher: Legend
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June 1988 : USA Hardback
Title: Islands in the Net
Author(s): Bruce Sterling
ISBN: 0877959528 / 9780877959526 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arbor House Pub Co
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Paperback Editions

February 1989 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Islands in the Net
Author(s): Bruce Sterling
ISBN: 0441374239 / 9780441374236 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace
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October 1988 : UK Paperback
Title: Islands in the Net
Author(s): Bruce Sterling
ISBN: 0712616675 / 9780712616676 (UK edition)
Publisher: Legend
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Kindle Editions

December 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Islands in the Net
Author(s): Bruce Sterling

Publisher: Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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