Alexander Jablokov

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Red Dawn (1984), portraying a bunch of American teenagers fighting as guerillas against an invading Soviet army, was a film very much in the spirit of 1980s sensibility. For example, ‘Blade Runner’ depicts cyberpunk buildings such as huge apartment complexes with hundreds of floors. ‘The Matrix’ highlights cyberpunk fashion such as dark, urban sunglasses and full-length black trenchcoats. Outrun is a 1980s-themed retrofuturistic visual art and music style associated with the electronic genres electro, synthwave, futuresynth, new retrowave and vaporwave.

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As a model for those who would come after, its “crammed” prose suggests a society that not only its characters truly inhabit but that also demands to see the reader’s passport. The protagonist is sent to find out what has happened to a certain Colonel who is rumored to have set himself up as a warlord amongst the ruins of the Nation B, using transhuman technology to enforce his barbaric rule. Als zentrales Motiv erscheint das sich mit der Technik verbindende menschliche Ego.

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David Adams

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They have all committed crimes – some serious, some not-so serious – and this is their punishment. The term was used earlier in this way by Kim Stanley Robinson in his 1985 novel The Memory of Whiteness and again in his Mars trilogy. They use their knowledge of the virtual world to gain control of its characters, preventing the company from making a profit. However, now I realize that people really show part of themselves through their crafts.

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It should be noted however that there are a number defining cyberpunk elements that aren’t seen in Blade Runner. Among the more insightful articles about Sterling’s book, however, was one by Mark Bould. I had slight misgivings with the preface to Carlen Lavigne’s book, ‘Cyberpunk Women, Feminism And Science Fiction’ when she starts describing the history of cyberpunk without mentioning Bruce Bethke’s 1983 short story but in the proper introduction, she clearly is well read on the subject and covers the history in the following chapter.

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Camille Picott

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I took a crack at this one because my synopsis examples were light on cyberpunk and science fiction stories. It was widely believed in ancient times that you could only summon up and control a spirit whose secret name you had learned. Kim Stanley Robinson's epic "Mars" series is a good example. (The term itself was coined by SF author Jack Williamson, back in the 1940s.) This is a vast subgenre, whether or not its protagonist travels in space as well. Hard science fiction is a sub-genre of SF that is very focused on technology and science, which drive the world-building and even the character development in the story.

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Nanopunk, like most aspects of nanotechnology, is still in its infancy. Als zentrales Motiv erscheint das sich mit der Technik verbindende menschliche Ego. A very rich man kills himself, and when his backup copy is animated, he hires Takeshi Kovacs to find out why. In an era when a religious authority can declare lesbians antihuman while some nations legalise same-sex marriage and are becoming increasingly tolerant of a variety of non-normative sexualities, it is hardly surprising that science fiction, in turn, takes up the task of imagining a diverse range of queer and not-so-queer futures.

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Steven Radecki

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Why is Case so upset about Armitage falling apart? Nikolai Chernyshevsky's 1862 novel What Is to Be Done? created a fictional model of this idea that inspired generations of Russian revolutionaries, including Lenin. This is a powerful and, at times, very funny novel that should add significantly to Sterling’s already considerable reputation.” Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? It develops consciousness, writes verse, and eventually becomes a character in its own right; and the computer, as it becomes half alien from the information it absorbs, has the final word.

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Tim Maughan

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The film Blade Runner (1982), adapted from Philip K. As the group prepares to exit the Matrix, they are ambushed by Agents and tactical police, leading to the death of a crew member called Mouse. The grading scale for participation is: two or fewer absences or equivalent, 4.0; three absences, 3.0; four absences, 2.0; five or more absences, 0. Inner space is what is happening here and now. In Stephenson's Snow Crash the Metaverse infinitely reproduces the Las Vegas Strip, the district that epitomizes a real city that has been helping to "start the twenty-first century" (Rothman 2002).

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Susan Kaye Quinn

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Submit your own review by email or in the comments under any entry. It was one of the first cyberpunk films made and has become the symbol of the cyberpunk movie genre. And the computer answers, as it seals shut the switch with a lightning bolt, "There is now." Have anyone else here thought about reviving BBSing? Inner space is what is happening here and now. Which means the revolution is truly over. They had consequences for my thinking: it became very easy to think of alternative time-streams, of alternative histories, because we all lived them.

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Angelo Tsanatelis

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Thus, hard science fiction has science or technology that is central to the plot, and all of the key science or technology is explained and entirely possible given currently known scientific laws, theories and constraints. A generation ago, for example, Richard Meier tried to frame A Communication Theory of Urban Growth (1962) while Seymour Mandelbaum (1965, 1972) used communication theory as a framework for understanding the functionality of historical and contemporary urban systems.

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