Crystal Express

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Crystal Express
Crystal express.jpg
Dust-jacket illustration by Rick Lieder for Crystal Express
AuthorBruce Sterling
IllustratorRick Lieder
Cover artistRick Lieder
CountryUnited States
GenreScience fiction, fantasy
PublisherArkham House
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardback)
813/.0876 19
LC ClassPS3569.T3876 C79 1989

Crystal Express is a collection of science fiction and fantasy stories by American author Bruce Sterling. It was released in 1989 by Arkham House. It was initially published in an edition of 4,231 copies and was the author's first book published by Arkham House.

Many of the stories appeared in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and the first five stories are set in Sterling's Shaper/Mechanist universe.


Crystal Express contains the following stories:

  • "Swarm"
  • "Spider Rose"
  • "Cicada Queen"
  • "Sunken Gardens"
  • "Twenty Evocations"
  • "Green Days in Brunei"
  • "Spook"
  • "The Beautiful and the Sublime"
  • "Telliamed"
  • "The Little Magic Shop"
  • "Flowers of Edo"
  • "Dinner in Audoghast"


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  • Joshi, S.T. (1999). Sixty Years of Arkham House: A History and Bibliography. Sauk City, WI: Arkham House. p. 159. ISBN 0-87054-176-5.
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