Storming the Reality Studio

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Storming the Reality Studio
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Front cover of Storming the Reality Studio
PublisherDuke University Press
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Storming the Reality Studio: A Casebook of Cyberpunk and Postmodern Science Fiction,[1] edited by Larry McCaffery, was published by Duke University Press in 1992, though most of its contents had been featured in Mississippi Review in 1988.

This collection of fictions by well-known contemporary writers and critical commentary by postmodern theorists addresses issues concerning how cyberpunk functions within postmodern culture.[2] This casebook became the criterion for promoting the interaction between the genre of science fiction and the literary avant-garde.

In his review of the book in Science Fiction Studies, John Fekete writes, "McCaffery likes to read good books; and his role, as in this text, in introducing interesting and off-beat literary artifacts to readers who might otherwise miss them, is to provide a laudable service with an infectious enthusiasm."[3]

Lance Olsen says in his review: "We're talking Zeitgeist here. Nothing more, nothing less. That's what Larry McCaffery's onto in this brilliant new compilation he's edited that you've just got to read.... You can't help getting excited about this collection. You just can't. It does nothing less than assemble a 1990s canon of postmodernity."[4]

Fiction Writers Featured in Storming the Reality Studio[edit]

Non-Fiction writers featured in Storming the Reality Studio[edit]


  1. ^ ISBN 978-0-8223-1168-3
  2. ^ Russ Kirk (1995). Outposts: A Catalog of Rare And Disturbing Alternative Information. Carroll & Graf Publishers. ISBN 978-0-7867-0202-2. "A mondo collection of fiction and essays focusing on cyberpunk SF and quasi-SF postmodern fiction"
  3. ^ John Fekete, "The Post-Liberal Mind/Body, Postmodern Fiction, and the Case of Cyberpunk SF" Science Fiction Studies. 19.3: Nov 1992. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-06-22. Retrieved 2009-05-15.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Lance Olsen, "Tonguing the Zeitgeist," [rev. of Larry McCaffery's Storming the Reality Studio] Mondo 2000 7 (1992): 102-3.