Author, journalist, editor, and critic Bruce Sterling was born in 1954. Best known as a leading figure in the cyberpunk movement and for his science fiction novels, he also writes short stories, book reviews, design criticism, opinion columns, and introductions for books by authors ranging from Ernst Juenger to Jules Verne. His nonfiction works include The Hacker Crackdown: Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier (1992), Tomorrow Now: Envisioning the Next Fifty Years (2003), and Shaping Things (2005).
He is a contributing editor of WIRED magazine and writes a weblog. During 2005, he was the "Visionary in Residence" at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. In 2008 he was the Guest Curator for the Share Festival of Digital Art and Culture in Torino, Italy, and the Visionary in Residence at the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam. In 2011 he returned to Art Center as "Visionary in Residence" to run a special project on Augmented Reality. In 2013, he was the Visionary in Residence at the Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University. He is a professor of Internet studies and science fiction at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland, where he conducts an intensive summer seminar.
He has appeared on ABC's Nightline, BBC's The Late Show, CBC's Morningside, and on MTV and TechTV. His writing has appeared in Time, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune, Nature, I.D., Metropolis, Technology Review, Der Spiegel, La Stampa, La Repubblica, and many other publications.