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Smoking Mirror Blues

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Cyberpunk began dying off as a literary subgenre in the early 1990s, as acceptance of cyberculture and computers increased among the public. Is that sci-fi the same way Interstellar is? To me, The Matrix or Inception are not cyber-punk, but it never would have existed without the cyberpunk exploration of virtual reality and human machine interaction. By Matt Heckler May 22, 2014 Science fiction is known for its ability to occasionally predict the future. You might want to check out hard science fiction, soft science fiction, steampunk, space opera, cyberpunk, and post apocalyptic.
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Neuromancer (Penguin Galaxy)

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Analog magazine has run several of these in recent years. (Jack Haldeman, brother of the better-known Joe, has written numerous short stories in this subgenre.) Spunky Heroine tales feature one as their protagonist, to the point they're usually referrred to "by" her, more than by their plot or premise. The first System Shock counts for this more than the second one (see the other video game section below), with a corrupt Mega Corp. and AI being very much a crapshoot.
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Riding Fourth: (A Detroit Next Short Story)

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The success of The Matrix put those choreographers in high demand by other filmmakers who wanted fights of similar sophistication: for example, Yuen Woo-ping's brother Yuen Cheung-Yan was choreographer on Daredevil (2003). The Cyberpunk imagination was unambiguously urban and this is one reason why its iconography has been taken up around the world by a range of different minority groups who wanted to speak about their own experiences living within and struggling to survive on the mean streets of the global urban landscape.
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Dreamfall (Cat)

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Furthermore, author David Brin argues, cyberpunk made science fiction more attractive and profitable for mainstream media and the visual arts in general. [6] Biopunk emerged during the 1990s and focuses on the near-future unintended consequences of the biotechnology revolution following the discovery of recombinant DNA. Modern technology can be given the steampunk make over, even though it still runs on modern technology, it has the feel of nostalgia to it.
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Joe is Online

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The sense that cyberpunk was almost a political movement, not just a form of fiction, came in part from outside the fictions themselves. This is no hidden allegory: as a character says in The Soul Of A Bishop (1917), one of Wells’s non-science-fictional novels, “we are the Morlocks, coming up!”. I've the impression that the so-called cyberpunk movement is just a bunch of talented writers who are too unsure of themselves, too impatient to think of a message, to allow themselves time to develop their own style and literary uniqueness.
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Pixel Juice

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Notice how a lot of the action is stripped from this, and the character of Bob Morton is not even mentioned. This has to be made much more precise for me before I start saluting it as a big and interesting new development. In that way, I think we’re past the computer age. The genre had been mutating, as can be seen from novels like Pat Cadigan’s Fools (1992), Melissa Scott’s Trouble and Her Friends (1994) and Night Sky Mine (1997), and Paul J. This generation will have to watch a century of manic waste and carelessness hit home, and we know it.
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Digital Heretic (The Game is Life Book 2)

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Let’s go back to what those two books about Blade Runner have to say about the science fiction genre: “In terms of science fiction, a whole series of cultural fears are played out through the overall distancing device that alternative possibilities are being entertained in the text. The real is leaking into the representational. To make submissions review more efficient, please include all the information in a single Word file (.doc or .docx only).
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CheltNAM

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My mother’s family had been in Wytheville forever and was quite well-off and established, in a very small-town sort of way. Secondly, he juxtaposes these man-made environments with their more ‘wild’ surrounds, as a way of showing just how much environmental damage we can inflict. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, is set in 2019 in a dystopian future in which manufactured beings called replicants are slaves used on space colonies and are legal prey on Earth to various bounty hunters who "retire" (kill) them.
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Sunshine and Shade: Dark Mercury, Book Two (Volume 2)

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In this Lavigne looks at how the works she discusses have been received by the SF community. Editors James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel have united cyberpunk visionaries William Gibson, Bruce Sterling, and Pat Cadigan with the new post-cyberpunk vanguard including Cory Doctorow, Charles Stross, and Jonathan Lethem. Die ersten Werke, für die der Begriff Cyberpunk verwendet wurde, sind wohl der Film Blade Runner (1982) von Ridley Scott und die Romane Neuromancer (1984) von William Gibson, Software (1982) von Rudy Rucker, allerdings gab es frühere Romane der Hauptautoren des Cyberpunk, zum Beispiel Transmaniacon (1979) von John Shirley sowie eine unüberschaubare Zahl an Kurzgeschichten.
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Power Man Reign (The Overman Trilogy) (Volume 1)

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Do I really have to write you a paper for this class?” She said, “No, but I think you should write a short story and give me that instead.” I think she probably saw through whatever cover I had erected over my secret plan to become a science-fiction writer. Psychic Youth seemingly put out one 7” in 1982, pressed on Long Island, NY, where I grew up. Rider Haggard’s rich universe is both profoundly camp and deeply idealistic.” — Lydia Millet (2012 blurb for HiLoBooks) Introduction by James Parker, author of Turned On: A Biography of Henry Rollins and a contributing editor at The Atlantic.