Bruce Sterling Receives Urania D’Argento Award

Trieste Science Plus Fiction presented Bruce Sterling with the Urania D’Argento award for lifetime achievement on November 6 reports Europa SF.

He is famous for Mirrorshades, a collection of short science fiction stories published in 1986 that helped to define the cyberpunk subculture, and is a very shrewd in his understanding of advanced technology and new media. Amongst his greatest works are Schismatrix (1985), Islands in the Net (1988) and The Difference Engine (1990), which he wrote with William Gibson. This year he has released Utopia Pirata (published by Urania), another collection of short stories set in Italy, under the pseudonym Bruno Argento.

Sterling has been living in Italy since 2007.