Sterling found fame as a genre-defining cyberpunk author, but these days he is equally well known for his commentary on the hacking and information security communities. That’s partly due to The Hacker Crackdown, Sterling’s fascinating account of the battle between law enforcement and various underground hacking groups in the late 1980s and early 90s. A fascinating look at some of the most important, formative events in hacker history.
First edition, first printing, fine condition, in a dust jacket in archival acetate cover. 1992.