DERY, Mark. American, b. 1959. Genres: Information science/Computers. Career: Full-time cultural critic and freelance journalist. Publications: Culture Jamming: Hacking, Slashing, and Sniping in the Empire of Signs (political monograph), 1993; (ed.) Flame Wars: The Discourse of Cyberculture (nonfiction anthology), 1995; Escape Velocity: Cyberculture at the End of the Century (nonfiction), 1996. Contributor to books and periodicals. Contributor to Beyond Cyberpunk, a hypercard database of essays and esoterica. Address: c/o Linda Chester, Linda Chester Literary Agency, 630 5th Ave., New York, NY 10111, U.S.A.