Rudy Rucker and Bruce Sterling talk about their new anthology TRANSREAL CYBERPUNK


#1

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#2

I love it!


#3

Transreal? Is that a word?

…oh okay it means Syfy.


#4

Reductivist much?


#5

That means smart, right?


#6

You and Rudy, I guess. Rudy for sure.


#7

This Gnarl doest captivate me, mayhap


#8

Uh, sorry… yeah, when I say “reductivist,” I always mean “smart,” or maybe “handsome.”


#9

Uh, yeah as much as I enjoy both guys work I don’t get this. Is it common to Kickstart collections of already published work?


#10

Actually, it doesn’t and Rudy’s been using that word for about 20 years.
First entry when you google:


#11

That’s really interesting. I shall read more.


#12

It is 90% of Rucker’s fiction.


#13

Why not? I’m using “translocal” in my dissertation!


#14

What could that possibly mean? It means “somewhere,” doesn’t it?


#15

Translocal? I’m using it to describe subcultures that cross national boundaries but where local interactions are critical; so you’re part of a local scene, but you have some connections to a larger identity - so punk fits into this nicely.


#16

It had to be done. Sorry.


#17

Ha! Yeah, but I’m applying it to other subcultures, too…


#18

whatever. on a weekend I prefer a cheap joke over sociological correctness : P


#19

IMHO, Sterling is the writing chops and Rucker is the imagination in this operation. Yes, I’m being reductivist. For example:

Rucker + Sterling = Egan * (1/2)

Which is still a recipe for awesomesauce!


#20

Historical… I’m a historian, not a sociologist!

cheap jokes are fine, I ain’t mad! :wink: