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Cyberpunk (Science Fiction)

Created 2023/03/05. You can skip to the list of posts below.

Subgenre of science fiction. Wikipedia has a good article about and definition of Cyberpunk that I generally agree with. When I think of or refer to it I usually have the written works in mind, novels and short stories.

On balance I really like cyberpunk SF. I've read a lot of it over the years and for a time made a project of tracking down some of the less well-known works in the genre. There are things I find difficult about it now, particularly some of the uglier themes / tropes borrowed or held over from pulp detective and crime fiction. Having said that I think there's a lot of value to be found in cyberpunk, especially if you look beyond the three or four books most frequently recommended (and disregard most of the movies).

Something that I picked up listening to the AnarchySF podcast discussion of Shadowrun is that cyberpunk fiction often depicts a world where interesting outsiders, people who don't fit with normal everyday ("corporate") life, can find a way to make it, a way to survive. I find that element of the style inspiring and relatable; it's probably why I like it so much.



All posts tagged "cyberpunk":

Presented in reverse chronological order. Jump to 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2017.

2023

  1. May 2023 (1 post)
    1. @cev Starting the Shadowrun Hong Kong bonus campai…
  2. April 2023 (4 posts)
    1. @cev I did my reading & writing for the day so I'm…
    2. @cev Starting a game of SNES Shadowrun today at ht…
    3. @cev Picking up Shadowrun Hong Kong again on #stre…
    4. @cev Continuing my game of Shadowrun Hong Kong on …
  3. March 2023 (3 posts)
    1. @cev Continuing Shadowrun Hong Kong on #stream ton…
    2. @cev I'm playing & reading thru Shadowrun Hong Kon…
    3. @cev Playing through another chapter or two of Sha…
  4. February 2023 (7 posts)
    1. @cev My tasks for the day are done so I'm gonna re…
    2. @cev Playing & reading through Shadowrun: Hong Kon…
    3. @cev Playing Shadowrun: Hong Kong for a bit tonigh…
    4. @cev continuing Shadowrun: Hong Kong in a few minu…
    5. @cev Starting up a game of Shadowrun: Hong Kong on…
    6. @cev Completed Shadowrun Dragonfall on stream toda…
    7. @cev We're apparently one year away from the first… .screen

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2022

  1. October 2022 (1 post)
    1. Shadowrun Returns on FreeBSD .screen
  2. June 2022 (1 post)
    1. 20 Minutes Into The Future .photo .screen

2021

  1. August 2021 (1 post)
    1. Access To Arasaka .photo
  2. March 2021 (2 posts)
    1. @cev Posting it again because I love it so much: B…
    2. @cev Oh wow, Arrow Video put out their Burst City …

2020

  1. September 2020 (3 posts)
    1. @cev Here's the trailer for it, for Sogo Ishii's B…
    2. @cev Woah, it looks like Arrow Video is going to r…
    3. @cev #introduction #introductions Hi, I'm Cameron.…
  2. February 2020 (2 posts)
    1. @cev Finished Madeline Ashby's first novel vN yest…
    2. @cev I just finished reading the 2015 short story …

2019

  1. December 2019 (2 posts)
    1. @cev I had seen parts of Cherry 2000 before, but t…
    2. @cev Went into the city yesterday and picked up th…
  2. October 2019 (1 post)
    1. @cev Black Rain / Night City.Tokyo This is part of…
  3. July 2019 (1 post)
    1. @cev I just finished a re-read of Chris Moriarty's…
  4. February 2019 (2 posts)
    1. @cev Trouble leaned against the heavy display top,…
    2. @cev I finished Melissa Scott's "Trouble And Her F…
  5. January 2019 (1 post)
    1. @cev I finished reading "Void Star" by Zachary Mas…

2017

  1. December 2017 (1 post)
    1. Necrotech, Nanoshock .photo