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E FOR ESCAPE

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The antic SF personage Charles Platt was there in spirit, he’d mailed Bruce a primitive Mandelbrot set program that he’d written in Basic. Cyberpunk is a related term of cybernetics. The film contains numerous references to the cyberpunk and hacker subcultures; philosophical and religious ideas; and homages to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Hong Kong action movies, Spaghetti Westerns and Japanese animation.
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Windswept

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In the introduction of the original Rifts core book, there's a paragraph remarking on how when the game was being developed, it would be Palladium Book's answer to Cyberpunk. So I’ll sometimes stop and make cryptic notes that are useless by the time I get back to them. Apocalyptic Realism: The Science Fiction of Arkady and Boris Strugatsky. Also, fantasy is a place where we can talk about the questions about identity and selfhood that used to live in cyberpunk.
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Return: I Am Just Junco #5 (Volume 6)

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By good SF, I mean Bilenkin, Gor, Varshavsky, the Strugatskys, Shefner, Larionova, Bulychov, and others. At the end of the story, Mike has a face-off with his parents, in which he tests their ability to control him by using his hacking talents. London: Routledge, 1992. ___. “Elements of a Poetics of Cyberpunk. ” Critique 33. 3 (Spring 1992): 149-75. This realism was instrumental in inspiring an entire generation of young readers who decided to do everything they could to make Verne's dream come true.
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Not A Villain: Volume 2

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Yet the two have always been inextricably intertwined. Det är svårt att tänka sig, men det är sant. Here, “technology/techno-science has more widely produced a society where human emotion has been extinguished or is on the run from these hyper-rationalist/scientific forces…consumerism, globalisation, corporate greed and media dumbing down and disinformation have so taken a hold on the power bases of the world, and the ordering of everyday life, that freedoms have been eroded…the poor, the weak, the racially Other are often forcibly excluded from these future worlds.
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Children of Gravity

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Their settings are bourgeois in their development and the characters never lose their edge. Bigger is better when humanity takes on the inhabitants of outer space. Hard science fiction, also known as “hard SF,” focuses on quantitative sciences such as physics, astrophysics, and chemistry that make it seemingly realistic for more of an advanced world. Saha, 1984 The Year's Best Science Fiction, First Annual Collection, ed. Surreal doesn't begin to describe the setting and characters of The Einstein Intersection.
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First Law Of Mad Science #3

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Maybe, if you’re enough of a shapeshifter, you can knuckle under, bloat up, and dumb down. Then again, they might also close this question for being a list... :) – John C Sep 6 '11 at 15:38 @JohnC Given that this question is clearly about SF, has been accepted by the community, and hasn't attracted the kind of useless answers that we were objecting to, I don't see any reason to migrate the question. – user56 Sep 6 '11 at 19:50 @JohnC, also literature.sx wasn't around when I originally posted this question. =) – Kenneth Posey Sep 10 '11 at 23:59 Cyberpunk as a genre is rather hard to pin down.
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Skynoise: A Time Travel Thriller

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Campbell’s 1937 assumption of the editorship of the pulp magazine Astounding. Sometimes, it’s more about visuals or a feeling than a strict definition. And, really, anyone with the know-how can buy designer drugs on secret websites using an experimental decentralized online currency. When I look at Neuromancer I see a Soap Box Derby car. Suvin, Darko. "On Gibson and Cyberpunk Sf." Other candidates might be Storm Constantine and Misha.
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Division Zero: Lex De Mortuis

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The film version takes it one step further, by mixing in references - both visual and theme wise - from other works such as Blade Runner, The Matrix (not surprising, considering who co-directed it) and Equilibrium. This rhetoric of maturity versus immaturity has been parroted by science fiction historians ever since. “By the early 1940s the SF field had come into being….” recounts David G. Gibson, William. "Thirteen views of a cardboard city." in Rewired: The post-Cyberpunk anthology.
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Analogues

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Remold Jaka has created the ultimate game. She’s also won 11 Hugos, 11 Locus Polls and 8 Nebulas. I've heard high praise for Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash as well, but haven't read it myself. The text—the first installment of Gibson’s “Sprawl Trilogy”—popularized a thematic feature that would prove definitional for all later instances of the genre: the evocation of polities electronically interlinked by what Gibson was the first to call “cyberspace” ( Gibson, “Burning” 197 ).
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The Thousand Year Nixon: Part One: Billy's Boy

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Nonetheless, it’s an early and important work from Jeter, who also includes writing three Blade Runner sequels and coining the phrase “Steampunk”among his accomplishments. Of course, the first Cyberpunks were less a “self-willed aesthetic school” and more a group of ambitious, like-minded, American late baby-boomers who read and liked each other’s work. The book that defined the sub-genre, this 1984 novel is likely the most essential of the books on this list (it was also the first winner of the science fiction triple crown, taking the Nebula, the Hugo, and the Philip K.
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