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Sunday, January 06, 2008

Ruminations on the postcyberpunk era

Lawrence Person has published "Notes Toward a Postcyberpunk Manifesto" on Slashdot. I used to be a bigtime reader of cyberpunk science-fiction in the early Nineties (William Gibson's Neuromancer was my intro to "hard" sci-fi, though I later thought Heinlein was much harder :-) and Person's treatise is an intriguing look at how that genre has now given birth to what is being called "postcyberpunk". Deep, heady stuff to be sure. Probably not something that most people will find exciting, but I thought it was a pretty good read.