ISLANDS IN THE NET. New York: Arbor House / William Morrow, . Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. "... Sterling's novels may be seen as tours conducted around fields of data by protagonists whose main function is to witness them for us. This approach culminated in ISLANDS IN THE NET, a near-future thriller concerned with the increasing growth and complexity of political power in electronic communication networks." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), pp. 1163-4. "... one of the most fascinating sociological and political SF novels in recent years." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 4-439 Winner of the 1989 John W. Campbell Award. 1989 Hugo nominee. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1082. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1986-2009. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#80909).
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