In the early 80s SF author Bruce Sterling, under the pseudonym "Vincent Omniaveritas", edited a series of mostly single-sheet newsletters titled Cheap Truth. (It's usually referred to as a samizdat, after the mimeographed newsletters dissidents circulated among themselves in Communist Eastern Europe, but that's just a highfalutin name for a fanzine.) In them, Bruce Sterling, Lewis Shiner (as "Sue Denim"), Rudy Rucker, and other members of a loose-knit group of SF writers (called by themselves "the Movement") attacked what they considered the stagnant state of the time's popular science fiction and hyped their own works. As such, they document the development of the literary consciousness of many of the writers of works later dubbed "cyberpunk".
|no number||November 1986||2||"The Last Cheap Truth"; the only dated issue|
|no number||?1986||2||Theodore Sturgeon tribute by Brian Aldiss|
Cheap Truth online at fanac.org
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