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Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand

Samuel R Delany

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Le terme cyberpunk a été popularisé par Gardner R. I remember ­being horrified that critics who were taken quite seriously, at least within the genre, habitually referred to the category of all writing that was not science fiction or fantasy as “the mundane.” It didn’t make any sense to me. A Central Asian dictator, General Arslan, somehow manages to overthrow the world's superpowers and sets up his headquarters in small town, USA. Why did the September 11 attacks have such an effect on you?
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Twisted

SM Smith

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It was easy to get hung up on the aesthetics—chrome, casual violence, neon reflected in dirty puddles, mirrored sunglasses, neo-Orientalist imagery driven by fears of a economically dominant Japan—while only superficially engaging with the deeper themes of the technology-driven, corporation-dominated near-futures portrayed therein. Voluntary erasure of memory is further explored as themes of the films Paycheck and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 2007. pp 77-78.
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Fictions & Fantasies: short stories and novellas

Mat Nastos

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The singing is about as Roxy Music as I can handle. Since the display is not very wide, only a few letters can be shown at a time. But I’m not so in love with the increasingly pessimistic direction in which a lot of sci-fi has been heading. More Fiction from HiLoBooks HiLoBooks has serialized (here at HiLobrow) and reissued the following ten overlooked but brilliant science fiction novels from the 1904–33 era we call the genre’s Radium Age.
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colapso galáctica: Quantum Sequence 1

Keith Cycloid

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WHAT IT'S ABOUT: In this final volume of the well-received Temeraire series, Napolean, though on the run, mounts a new offensive with an army of dragons. The theme of brainwashing in several films of the sixties and seventies including A Clockwork Orange and The Manchurian Candidate coincided with secret real-life government experimentation during Project MKULTRA. One prominent subgenre is " steampunk ," which is set in an alternate history Victorian era that combines anachronistic technology with cyberpunk's bleak film noir world view.
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The Caline Conspiracy

M. H. Mead

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There are ever so many ways to conduct a war. First off, the setting of the game is in 1990 in a dystopian universe. "Cyberpunk 2077" would include characters that can make use of a whole range of weapons as well as cyborg and robot tools. I mot denna bakgrund, samt flera sjuka händelser som visar att allt kan köpas för pengar, utspelar sig Neotech. The shift from John Carpenter, Charles Manson, slasher pulp and Catholicism toward science fiction in the lyrics of Sonic Youth –the most successful of the bands that derive/dérive from Branca- via Philip K.
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Susquehanna: A Second Tale of Bestimmung Company (Tales of

Chris Pourteau

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Some works, like the comic book Saga, combine elements of both. At no point do any characters come out and say that ‘this’ caused ‘that’ in a hand-holding attempt at filling in the blanks for us; instead, we our allowed to come to these conclusions on our own. A mass exodus of the population is leaving vast swathes of the city abandoned; to the point where nearly a third of it has now been reclaimed by prairie land. Blade Runner is a film I already know too much about and I still learned so much more and had numerous "ah-ha" moments.
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Attack of the Replicating Aliens: The Story of an

Moctezuma Johnson

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Lavigne acknowledges that Carter does not identify as female either. Despite its age, it ticked loud and regular, breaking the arc of a day into increments. “You have thirty ticks to decide,” Djonn’s father said when he made a deal. Our future must involve repurposing and creating new things from what we already have (instead of 20th century ‘destroy it all and build something completely different’ modernism). For reasons he refuses to reveal, Mordred decides "Software Engineer" has a nice ring to it.
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At the Pit of Despair

M. O. Muriel

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George, The Bookman (1914) “The picture of that bevy of English Bacchantes — graceless civilized savages — dragging along a butcher in a triumphal car, cannot be forgotten — it is a piece of the most vivid imaginative realism, as well as a challenge to our vaunted civilization.” — The Living Age (1916) “At once a postapocalyptic adventure, a comedy of manners, and a tract on sexual and social equality, Goslings is by turns funny, horrifying, and politically stirring. The hologram allows him to interact with others more freely, and to lead a fuller life after having been bedridden for years.
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Finished with Dignity: a Dystopian World Story (Unable to

Scott Bartlett

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However, if such a station is spun around a central axis, centrifugal force pushes everything toward the rim. But his elision of specific ’70s texts seems even more striking when we consider that William Gibson’s novels, for example, inscribe quite overt revisions of the very texts which form the potentially (anxiety producing?) absent referent in Sterling’s delineations of cyberpunk’s origins. Pablo Fernández Jan 11 '11 at 23:26 Any other answers will be summarily downvoted. – Bill the Lizard Jan 11 '11 at 22:39 @Bill: is that a bad thing? – J.
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The Cyborg Chronicles (The Future Chronicles)

Samuel Peralta, Susan Kaye Quinn, A.K. Meek, P.K. Tyler, Artie Cabrera

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How have the Panther Moderns short-circuited this process? "Panther" is usually short for the Black Panther movement of the sixties and early seventies which advocated violent resistance to racism, but in this group is named after the San Francisco rock band "The Panther Moderns" led by Gibson's friend and fellow cyberpunk author John Shirley. "Big Science" is a term for large, expensive research projects such as the Human Genome Project or the recently-cancelled Superconducting Supercollider; but the name here probably alludes to the title of a Laurie Anderson CD.