Cybersex (anthology)

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Cybersex. Richard Glyn Jones, editor. London, UK: Robinson Publishing (Raven Books), 1996. New York City: Carroll & Graff Publishers, 1996.[1] (We have used the US edition.)

Includes a Foreword by Will Self and an Introduction by the editor, and the stories listed below, arranged in Cybersex more or less in chronological order of the settings, from most recent ("Profit and Lust" is a time-travel story starting in the "now"; "Bots" is contemporary to the late 1990s USA) to the very far future ("Day Million," "the millionth day of the Christian era," which the "you" presumed reader is reminded is "farther removed from you than you are from the australopithecines of five thousand centuries ago" [p. 415]). Particularly relevant stories are cited and annotated under their titles, with internal links to the pages (probably in blue). The editor, Richard Glyn Jones, gives the criteria for inclusion as, mostly: "Cybersex in this context is [...] sex that depends to a greater or lesser extent on technology" (xv), with the stories "by some of the best writers to have considered the subject in the last thirty years or so" (xvi), i.e., from the mid-1960s into the 1990s. Unlinked stories — probably in red — are not immediately relevant, but we list all the stories for completeness.

"Profit and Lust" by Will Self
"Bots: A Love Story and a Dream" by Michael Hemmingson
"(Learning About) Machine Sex" by Candas Jane Dorsey ("Learning About" is in square brackets, which we cannot use in a [potential] link.)
"The Time Disease" by Martin Amis
"Artificially Induced Dub Syndrome" by Jeff Noon
"The Big Space Fuck" by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
"Points of View" by Kathe Koja
"It's Very Clean" by Gene Wolfe
"Love Story in Three Acts" by David Gerrold
"Kiss Booties Night-Night by Storm Constantine
"Catman" by Harlan Ellison
"Love and Sex Among the Invertebrates" by Pat Murphy
"A Coney Island of the Mind" by Maureen F. McHugh
"The Girl Who Was Plugged In" by James Tiptree, Jr. (Alice Sheldon)
"Memories of the Body" by Lisa Tuttle
"Randy Karl Tucker" by Rudy Rucker
"All My Darling Daughters" by Connie Willis
"Pairputtets" by Manuel Van Loggern
"More than the Sum of His Parts" by Joe Haldeman
"Custom-Built Girl" by Ian Watson
"Betina's Duet" by L. Timmel Duchamp
"Closer" by Greg Egan
"Starcrossed" by George Zebrowski
"Borovsky's Hollow Woman" by Nancy Kress and Jeff Dautermann]
"Day Million" by Frederik Pohl




RDE, finishing, 22Jan23 f.