Cyberpunk


You can't talk about Cyberpunk without mentioning William Gibson, Bruce Sterling or Walter Williams.

First Gibson:
  Damn, what can you say? This ground breaking novel started that whole damn thing. Even more amazing is that Gibson wrote this novel, which had computer geeks orgasming left, right, and center, was written on a typewriter. Gibson was totally computer illiterate at the time.
There is a graphic novel version......eh...it was ok. Nothing to write home about, IMNSHO.
 Count Zero was a damn good followup.
It has these great lines that just stick to you, like: "They bought eyes and genitals on the open market. The eyes were green."
 He keeps it rolling, at least by now he's using an Apple ][ to write.  Burning Chome is a collection of shorts. Good stuff.
 Mr. Gibson takes us on a different path. It's a good path. Full of good high weirdness. He follows the path with    and 
He heads off again with . I really liked this one. Set in the near future, with an Internet we recognize, he explores the world of cut throat marketing in a Post-9/11 world.

He took an interesting stab at Steampunk with Bruce Stirling with . An interesting work, worth the read, but not my favorite from a well constructed novel viewpoint. A very interesting alternate history book though.


I like Bruce Sterling's short stories better than his novels.
Globalhead has a baker's dozen of top notch short fiction. I really like the two with Leggy Starlitz. In my spare time, I'd like to write him up using GURPS or Mage RPG rules.
A Good-Fashioned Future is a another collection of great shorts by Mr. Sterling.
Way Cool, Mr. Sterling has written a Leggy Starlitz novel, Zeitgeist.

Richard Morgan has a new series out. The main character, an Envoy named Takeshi Kovacs, is not your typical Knight in Shining Armor...
 
If you want, you can role play Cyberpunk. There is Steve Jackon's GURPS Cyberpunk   
If you are reading Cyberpunk, You should know not to click the blue E!
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