"Bicycle Repairman"

Title"Bicycle Repairman"
Year for Search1996
AuthorsSterling, [Michael] Bruce (b. 1954)
Secondary AuthorsKessel, John [Joseph Vincent](b. 1950), Van Name, Mark L., and Butner, Richard
Tertiary AuthorsSterling, Bruce
Secondary TitleIntersections: The Sycamore Hill Anthology
Pagination22-56 with "Workshop Comments" on 57-59 and "Afterword to 'Bicycle Repairman'" on 59.
Date Published1996
PublisherTor
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Dystopia set in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 2037. The background to the story is the NAFTA Government, a new country that has abolished the U. S. Constitution. The story focuses on an independent bicycle repairman working in a shop in part of a building that was burned out in a riot in an area where people are leading independent lives free from the authoritarian system that surrounds them. The ending suggests that the area will regenerate and the rich will move back.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in Asimov’s Science Fiction 20.10&11 (250-51) (October/November 1996): 156-85; in The Year’s Best Science Fiction Fourteenth Annual Collection. Ed. Gardner [Raymond] Dozois (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1997), 254-78; in Isaac Asimov’s Utopias. Ed. Gardner [Raymond] Dozois and Sheila Williams (New York: Ace Books, 2000), 234-78 without the added material and with a note on 234-35; in his A Good Old-Fashioned Future (London: Gollancz, 2001), 188-228; and in Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology. Ed. James P. Kelley and John Kessel (San Francisco, CA: Tachyon Publications, 2007), 3-35; and in Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction. Ed. Leigh Ronald Grossman (Rockville, MD: Wildside Press, 2011), 790-807 with an editor’s note on 790

Holding Institutions

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Author Note

(b. 1954)

Full Text

1996 Sterling, [Michael] Bruce (b. 1954). “Bicycle Repairman.” Intersections: The Sycamore Hill Anthology. Ed. John [Joseph Vincent] Kessel, Mark L. Van Name, and Richard Butner (New York: Tor, 1996), 22-56 with “Workshop Comments” on 57-59 and “Afterword to ‘Bicycle Repairman’” on 59). Rpt. in Asimov’s Science Fiction 20.10&11 (250-51) (October/November 1996): 156-85; in The Year’s Best Science Fiction Fourteenth Annual Collection. Ed. Gardner [Raymond] Dozois (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1997), 254-78; in Isaac Asimov’s Utopias. Ed. Gardner [Raymond] Dozois and Sheila Williams (New York: Ace Books, 2000), 234-78 without the added material and with a note on 234-35; in his A Good Old-Fashioned Future (London: Gollancz, 2001), 188-228; in Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology. Ed. James P. Kelley and John Kessel (San Francisco, CA: Tachyon Publications, 2007), 3-35; and in Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction. Ed. Leigh Ronald Grossman (Rockville, MD: Wildside Press, 2011), 790-807 with an editor’s note on 790. CU-Riv, PSt

Dystopia set in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 2037. The background to the story is the NAFTA (North American Free Trade Area) Government, a new country that has abolished the U. S. Constitution. The story focuses on an independent bicycle repairman working in a shop in part of a building that was burned out in a riot in an area where people are leading independent lives free from the authoritarian system that surrounds them. The ending suggests that the area will regenerate and the rich will move back.