sterling before and after westphalia

Bruce Sterling

Bruce Sterling currently is jotting down notes for a projected science fiction novel—maybe we again can, like before, witness a novel by a cyberpunk legend grow online. As a first Sterling published a list of political entities, plus according structuring principles and asked his readers: “Lemme know if you can think of more of these. Especially something that could plausibly replace the Westphalian system, somewhere in the 21st century, without anybody much noticing.” Meanwhile he has recieved some reader comments on ‘after westphalia’—now I have to make a new t-shirt for my Second Life (SL) avatar, reading: “John Romero and Bruce Sterling talked to me!”

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