A dark science fiction sub-genre defined by its’ dystopian views of the future, focus on computers, networks, Artificial Intelligences and massive multinational corporations. Cyberpunk emerged through science fiction novels in the early 1980′s.
Some key themes:
- Massive Multinational Corporate control influence (reducing the control of country governemnts)
- Cybernetic Implants and body modifications, to enhace human function such strength, memory, vision and more
- Global computer network AKA Cyberspace or the Internet
- Increasing Social Class gap between those who have information/money/power and those who do not
**Cyberpunk @ Wikipedia**
**Cyberpunk Movie Review**
Contains a growing list of Cyberpunk movies, with ratings, chronology and more. Movies are argualy the best way of illustrating the genre, which initially emerged as science fiction novels.
See also: Cyberpunk Review – What is Cyberpunk?
**The Cyberpunk Project**
**Livejournal Cyberpunk community**
A range of topics are discussed from new technology, contributed short stories, review of fiction and more. A good read .. and an active community. This community acts as a filter for what was envisaged as cyberpunk 20 years ago, and how those ideas are merging with reality.
**The Cyberpunk FAQ**
This has not been updated from 1996. It reflects the movement at that time, and some may argue not a lot of cyberunk fiction has been written since then (Although Gibson has penned a few more).
Notable Books and works
- Neuromancer (A novel by William Gibson)
- Cyberpunk (Bruce Bethke, originally a short story)
- Snow Crash (A novel by Neal Stephenson)
- Bladerunner (A movie based on the Philip K Dick novel “Do Android dream of electronic sheep?”)
- Ghost in the Shell Manga Cyberpunk Film
- Metropolis Pre Cyberpunk Era Cyberpunk
Note: This post will continue to evolve at http://brooders.net/cyberpunk.