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By John Shirley

In a near-future dystopia, a constrained nuclear strike has destroyed parts of Europe, bringing the rest nation-cities lower than keep an eye on of the second one Alliance, a frighteningly fundamentalist overseas safeguard company with designs on global domination. the one safeguard opposed to the Alliance's creeping totalitarianism is the recent Resistance, a polyglot staff of rebels that incorporates Rick Rickenharp, a retro-rocker whose inventive and political sensibilities intertwine, and John Swenson, a mole who has infiltrated the Alliance. because the struggle maintains and years growth, so does the expertise and brutality of the Alliance... yet usual humans just like the broken visionary Smoke, Claire Rimpler on FirStep, and Dance Torrence and his fellow city warriors in the world are sure jointly by way of the reality and a unmarried goal: to maintain the darkness from turning into humankind's overall Eclipse - or die making an attempt! John Shirley was once cyberpunk's sufferer 0, first locus of the virus, certifiably virulent."-William Gibson. An omnibus of all 3 novels-revised through the author-of the prophetic, nonetheless frighteningly correct cyberpunk masterpieces: Eclipse, Eclipse Penumbra, and Eclipse Corona. With an creation by means of Richard Kadrey and biographical notice through Bruce Sterling.

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She sighed. She pulled on to her skin skirt a pile of the green plant cancers like loaves of flat bread; making a tsking sound with her tongue and teeth, she began breaking the things across her knees. He brought up the rifle and pointed it at her. He stood so for a few moments, watching her, and wondering why his fear had turned to sadness, why he ached so. He tilted the dart capsules into his hand: Christmas beads a tenth-of-an-inch long planted on continuous ribbon. Destroy these, he said.

A black stain spread on to the page. He shouted. He made a megaphone of his hands. He bent over with his head between his knees and howled, trying to force the words out, to fill up his head. From the long trip. What's a long trip? Everything was slowing down again. Evne threw her book aside, alarmed, but he made her stay out of it; he turned his back on her and there was the library, shelves upon shelves of language. The sun came in through the windows on the language, the different language, there was dust on the floor, white walls, and on the language.

No, mindplugs. He turned around. Olya, unbearably kittenish, was fending off the Captain with little giggles and tiny motions of her hands. She screamed gaily as he tried to kiss her on the neck. " shouted Jai. The Captain recovered himself, letting go of the woman— reddening and furious—and strode over to Jai, taking hold of the rifle with both hands so that the two of them stood face to face like partners in a ballet, each holding on rigidly and neither moving. " Slowly, one foot braced behind him, Jai was taking the rifle away from him; a film seemed to pass over the Captain's eyes.

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