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Synonyms for cyberpunk

a programmer who breaks into computer systems in order to steal or change or destroy information as a form of cyber-terrorism

a writer of science fiction set in a lawless subculture of an oppressive society dominated by computer technology

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a genre of fast-paced science fiction involving oppressive futuristic computerized societies

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Covell finds some roots of cyberpunk in the film noir - the fatalistic, moody movies of the 1940s that sprang from the hard-boiled detective novels of writers such as Raymond Chandler.
Stephenson's third novel, a swashbuckling fantasy that critics described as a cross between William Gibson's Neuromancer and Thomas Pynchon's Vineland, established him in the first rank of science fiction and cyberpunk writers.
True to its cyberpunk roots, the game opens with an advert extolling the virtues of the Sensen, before we're exposed to the underbelly of brutality as main character Nilin wakes up mid-way through a brain-wipe.
O cyberpunk e um genero literario desenvolvido no interior de outro genero, a FC.
Cyberspace or some version of virtual reality is what makes cyberpunk a new subgenre within the force field of science fiction.
The reading list includes a cyberpunk novel (Snowcrash by Neal Stephenson); a business biography from a former cartoonist at Hallmark Cards (Orbiting The Giant Hairball by Gordon MacKenzie); and an assortment of books about the information revolution with varying degrees of obscurity (The Hacker Ethic by Pekka Himanen, The Unfinished Revolution by Michael Dertouzous, and Just For Fun, by Linus Torvalds.
The cyberpunk existence first posited by William Gibson in 1984 and
These preliminary remarks ought, hopefully, to reinforce the common observation that the debates which open up between the proponents of the various utopias, realism, science fiction and cyberpunk are not so much about our visions of the future--indeed, as Jameson has reminded us on many occasions, utopias underline our very inability to imagine this future--as they are quarrels about strategy for the present.
Criticism on the Wachowski Brothers' science fiction film, The Matrix (1999), has generally followed along the lines of early criticism surrounding the cyberpunk fiction of the late 1980s.
Its inhabitants, who converse in a quasi-absurdist mixture of reality-TV banalities and over-the-top cyberpunk argot, are equally heterogeneous, encompassing every imaginable social type, from ladies who lunch to a bizarre gang of pseudo-Hasidic squatters.
She could not be so effective, however, without the assistance of her cyberpunk little sister Sue (Zhao Wei).
Taking their cue from him, the cyberpunk novelists of the 1980s may not have had anything like the same level of antipathy, but it was cyberspace, not outerspace, they looked to for the most part.
Like Tabbi's first book, Postmodern Sublime: Technology and American Writing from Mailer to Cyberpunk, Cognitive Fictions is an interdisciplinary project, building its argument at the crossroads of fiction and postmodern studies, systems and electronic media theory, and cognitive science.
To call up a demon, you must learn its name," cyberpunk author William Gibson wrote in his novel Neuromancer.