Zeitgeist by Bruce Sterling
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It’s 1999, and in the Turkish half of Cyprus, the ever-enterprising Leggy Starlitz has alighted — pausing on his mission to storm the Third World with the G-7 girls, the cheapest, phoniest all-girl rock group ever to wear Wonderbras and spandex.

His market is staring him in the face: millions of teenagers trapped in a world of mullahs and mosques, all ready to blow their pocket change on G-7’s massive merchandising campaign — and to wildly anticipate music the band will never release.

Leggy’s brilliant plan means doing business with some of the world’s most dangerous people. Among these thieves, schemers, and killers, he must act quickly and decisively. Y2K is just around the corner — and the only rule to live by is that the whole scheme stops before the year 2000.

But Leggy’s G-7 Zeitgeist is in serious jeopardy, for in Istanbul his former partners are getting restless — and the G-7 girls are beginning to die....


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About Bruce Sterling

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Bruce Sterling is the author of the nonfiction book The Hacker Crackdown, as well as the novels Holy Fire, Heavy Weather, Schismatrix, and Islands in the Net.  With William Gibson he co-authored the acclaimed novel The Difference Engine.  He also writes popular science and travel journalism.  He lives with his wife and two daughters in Austin, Texas.From the Paperback edition.
 
Published June 29, 2011 by Spectra. 288 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Thereafter, Leggy turns straight, working in a 7-11, sending Zeta to school—until he learns that Mehmet intends to continue G-7 into the next millennium;

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I grimaced when I began this book, but smiled as it engaged me over time.

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Because even though you can't separate the success of the Beatles then -- not to mention today -- from effective marketing, the fact is that they were bona fide musicians who knew how to play, however primitively, their instruments, not to mention the innovations they brought to pop music during ...

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You'd never take Bruce Sterling, Austin's homegrown futurist, for a fan of the Spice Girls, but just in case you had, his latest lobs an irony-grenade amidst the Spices and their ilk and renders pre-fab pop defects like Boyzone et al.

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