Defining Cyberpunk

Love Paul Di Filippo’s definition of 80’s cyberpunk.

Theoretically seeking to merge the primitive vitality and anti-authoritarian disdain of the Sex Pistols and the Ramones with the noir sensibilities and digital savvy of some mythical California superman who possibly resembled a hybrid of Steve Jobs, Timothy Leary and Philip Marlowe, cyberpunk hewed to the standard revolutionary code of killing all elders who couldn’t be co-opted.

From, How To Write Science Fiction (A Maximalist And Recomplicated Travel Into Sci-Fi), by Paul Di Filippo

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    • Thanks for writing such a great book on science fiction! And for introducing me to Rudy Rucker. I downloaded his Ware trilogy after reading your book and LOVE it so far. 🙂

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