Good Night, Moon

"Good Night, Moon" is a science fiction short story by Bruce Sterling and Rudy Rucker. It was first published in the online magazine October 13, 2010.[1][2]

"Good Night, Moon"
by Bruce Sterling and Rudy Rucker
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Cover of first edition (ebook)
CountryUnited States
Genre(s)Science fiction short story
Publication typePeriodical
PublisherTor Books
Media typeOnline magazine
Publication dateOctober 13, 2010


The story is set in a future where the entertainment industry has turned to dreams. At a delicatessen, two directors talk about the next episode of their dream series Skaken Recurrent Nightmare while the Moon has disappeared.


Boing Boing's Cory Doctorow reviewed "Good Night, Moon" as "a madcap, hilarious, crazy-pants story" despite being "a little incoherent in spots".[2] io9's Charlie Jane Anders said she found the short story "strange, unsettling—and highly quotable".[3] Locus Online's Lois Tilton called it "crazy stuff, a lot of fun, and a sharp dissection of Hollywood trends" but notes "there is also cruelty here, a heartless milieu run by the shallow and self-absorbed".[4] Tangent Online's Bob Blough said "This is a rather lightweight treatment of an interesting concept which made me laugh out loud more than once."[5]


  1. ^ Bruce Sterling and Rudy Rucker (13 October 2010). "Good Night, Moon by Bruce Sterling, Rudy Rucker and Tim Bower". Retrieved 7 April 2011.
  2. ^ a b Cory Doctorow (13 October 2010). "Rucker and Sterling's new story: "Goodnight Moon" on". Boing Boing. Retrieved 7 April 2011.
  3. ^ Charlie Jane Anders (14 October 2010). "Rudy Rucker and Bruce Sterling's twisted future Hollywood story will provide you with endless catch-phrases". io9. Retrieved 7 April 2011.
  4. ^ Lois Tilton (28 October 2010). "Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction: late October". Locus Online. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
  5. ^ Bob Blough (6 November 2010). " -- October 2010". Tangent Online. Retrieved 8 September 2011.

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