Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology

Edited by James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel

Observe: A government ninja routed by a bicycle repairman, the inventor of digitized paper hijacked by his college crush, a dead boy trapped in a warped storybook paradise, and the queen of England attacked with the deadliest technology: a working modem.

Meet: Manfred Macx, renegade meme-broker, Red Sonja, virtual reality sex-goddess, and Felix, humble sys-admin, and post-apocalyptic hero. And the Infernokrusher revolution.

Read: Sixteen radical tales,  a canon-establishing introduction, and a hotly-contested online debate.

From the grittiness of Mirrorshades to the Singularity and beyond, it’s time to reboot the server. Editors James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel (Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology) have united cyberpunk visionaries William Gibson, Bruce Sterling, and Pat Cadigan with the new post-cyberpunk vanguard, including Cory Doctorow, Charles Stross, and Paolo Bacigalupi, in the first anthology to capture the crackling excitement of the post-cyberpunks.


“Those looking for well-told stories will be satisfied.”

Publishers Weekly

“An excellent collection and a reminder that the short story is often the best venue for new ideas in the field.”


“Sixteen inspiring, mind-altering stories […] and every story in the bunch is a knockout.”

“Taking the genre to the next level.”


“REWIRED: THE POST-CYBERPUNK ANTHOLOGY is, one of the best reprint anthologies I have encountered in a long time, judged purely on the quality of the stories contained within it.”

SF Site

“Mind-altering […] every story in the bunch is a knockout.”

“A short story collection filled with very good stories by very good science fiction writers offering very engaging ideas.”


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