Bruce Sterling, author, journalist, editor, and critic, was born in 1954. Best known for his ten science fiction novels, he also writes short stories, book reviews, design criticism, opinion columns, and introductions for books ranging from Ernst Juenger to Jules Verne.
He is a contributing editor of WIRED magazine and writes a weblog.
"The Parthenopeian Scalpel" is an unpublished story (never published before in all languages). You can read it in english, italian and portuguese (Brazil).