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Hex Publishers is an independent publishing house proudly specializing in genre fiction: horror, science fiction, crime, dark fantasy, comics, and any other form that explores the imagination. Founded by writers, Hex values both the author and the reader, with an emphasis on quality, diversity, and voices often overlooked by the mainstream.

Cyber World: Tales of Humanity's Tomorrow


Cybernetics. Neuroscience. Nanotechnology. Genetic engineering. Hacktivism. Transhumanism. The world of tomorrow is already here, and the technological changes we all face have inspired a new wave of stories to address our fears, hopes, dreams, and desires as Homo sapiens evolve—or not—into their next incarnation. Cyber World presents diverse tales of humanity’s tomorrow, as told by some of today’s most gripping science fiction visionaries.

Edited by Hugo Award winner Jason Heller and Joshua Viola.

250 pages

ISBN-13: 978-0-9964039-1-7

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FOREWORD
Richard Kadrey

INTRODUCTION
Joshua Viola

SERENADE
Isabel Yap

THE MIGHTY PHIN
Nisi Shawl

REACTIONS
Mario Acevedo

THE BEES OF KIRIBATI
Warren Hammond

THE REST BETWEEN TWO NOTES
Cat Rambo

THE SINGULARITY IS IN YOUR HAIR
Matthew Kressel

PANIC CITY
Madeline Ashby

THE FAITHFUL SOLDIER, PROMPTED
Saladin Ahmed

YOUR BONES WILL NOT BE UNKNOWN
Alyssa Wong

STAUNCH
Paul Graham Raven

OTHER PEOPLE’S THOUGHTS
Chinelo Onwualu

WYSIOMG
Alvaro Zinos-Amaro

WE WILL TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN
Angie Hodapp

A SONG TRANSMUTED
Sarah Pinsker

IT’S ONLY WORDS
Keith Ferrell

SMALL OFFERINGS
Paolo Bacigalupi

DARKOUT
E. Lily Yu

VISIBLE DAMAGE
Stephen Graham Jones

THE IBEX ON THE DAY OF EXTINCTION
Minister Faust

HOW NOTHING HAPPENS
Darin Bradley

AFTERWORD
Jason Heller

“A myriad of characters and styles highlights the variety of voices and ideas in current science fiction, and the authors gleefully expand the already-fluid definition of cyberpunk."

Publishers Weekly

“This is old-school cyberpunk written by new-school talent--the caliber of writers found in this book is like a dream-team of storytellers ready to hack your skull and implant their tales into your brain-meats. Cyber World gives the cyberpunk genre a much-needed reboot."

—Chuck Wendig, New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Aftermath and Zer0es

“This is the upgrade: the new, real sound of diverse futures, mad and magnificent, the world on a wire. Essential."

—Warren Ellis, author of Gun Machine and Transmetropolitan

“Killer apps outnumber the glitches in twenty short, bracing narratives of cyberpunk sci-fi."

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Limited Edition CD Cyber World: Soundtrack of Humanity's Tomorrow

Featuring music by Celldweller, Circle of Dust, Mega Drive, and Scandroid.

Patched In (Celldweller): 4:25

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Datastream (Scandroid): 4:30

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Memory Dealer (Mega Drive): 5:02

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Aphelion (Scandroid): 5:34

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Zero Point Non-Response (Mega Drive): 5:32

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Pro-Bots & Robophobes (Scandroid feat. Circle of Dust): 4:02

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Salvation Code (Scandroid): 5:50

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A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Speculative Literature Foundation.

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