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Author: Bruce Sterling Narrator: Tom Parks Publisher: Brilliance Audio Audio Length: Release Date: December 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781713562672

Publisher Description

The bestselling cyberpunk author “has produced by far the most stylish report from the computer outlaw culture since Steven Levy’s Hackers” (Publishers Weekly).

Bruce Sterling delves into the world of high-tech crime and punishment in one of the first books to explore the cyberspace breaches that threaten national security. From the crash of AT&T’s long-distance switching system to corporate cyberattacks, he investigates government and law enforcement efforts to break the back of America’s electronic underground in the 1990s. In this modern classic, “Sterling makes the hackers—who live in the ether between terminals under noms de net such as VaxCat—as vivid as Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday. His book goes a long way towards explaining the emerging digital world and its ethos” (Publishers Weekly).

This edition features a new preface by the author that analyzes the sobering increase in computer crime over the twenty-five years since The Hacker Crackdown was first published.

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  • “Offbeat and brilliant.”

    - Booklist
  • “A well-balanced look at this new group of civil libertarians. Written with humor and intelligence, this book is highly recommended.”

    - Library Journal
  • “An enjoyable, informative, and (as the first mainstream treatment of the subject) potentially important book… Sterling is a fine and knowledgeable guide to this strange new world.”

    - Kirkus Reviews
  • “A great read.”

    - San Francisco Bay Guardian
  • “What’s really happening in the computer underground.”

    - Wired

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About the Author

Bruce Sterling is an American science fiction writer and Net critic, internationally recognized as a cyberspace theorist who is also considered one of the forefathers of the cyberpunk movement in science fiction. He has won a John W. Campbell Award, two Hugo Awards, and an Arthur C. Clarke Award.

About the Narrator

Tom Parks is an AudioFile Earphones Award-winning narrator who has also been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. He has been involved in recording audiobooks and voice-overs for over thirty years and through an eclectic range of projects. In addition to performing and directing, he is also an active musician, drumming in musical theater productions in the Midwest, and is in demand as a conference speaker.