Previously announced as a paperback, Bruce Sterling’s quasi-alt Futurist history PIRATE UTOPIA will now first appear in a gorgeous hardcover edition.
Who are these bold rebels pillaging their European neighbors in the name of revolution? The Futurists! Utopian pirate-warriors of the tiny Regency of Carnaro, the unlikely scourge of the Adriatic Sea. Mortal enemies of communists, capitalists, and even fascists (to whom they are not entirely unsympathetic).
The ambitious Soldier-Citizens of Carnaro are lead by a brilliant and passionate coterie of the perhaps insane. Lorenzo Secondari, World War I veteran, engineering genius, and leader of Croatian raiders. Frau Piffer, Syndicalist manufacturer of torpedos at a factory run by and for women. The Ace of Hearts, a dashing Milanese aristocrat, spymaster, and tactical savant. And the Prophet, a seductive warrior-poet who leads via free love and military ruthlessness.
Fresh off of a worldwide demonstration of their might, can the Futurists engage the aid of sinister American traitors and establish world domination?
With an introduction by Warren Ellis, afterword by Christopher Brown, an original interview with Sterling, and magnificent John Coulthart illustrations, PIRATE UTOPIA promises to be the diesel punk event of this, or really any season.
The revolution comes your way this November.
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Cover and images by John Coulthart