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Best Colleges Online (12 September 2010)

“A portmanteau of uhhh “cyber” and “punk,” the cyberpunk subgenre of science fiction takes readers to the fringes of mainstream society. In worlds where technologies both benevolent and malevolent reign supreme (not to mention the occasional multinational conglomerate with pervasive political clout and the hottest machinery), writers lovingly dissect a number of different themes that question humanity’s interactions with its inorganic creations. It was a rich, exciting, thoroughly provocative movement, looking towards the future at a time when technological innovation increased at an accelerated pace. It was gritty. It was jarring. And it managed to permeate all media, with plenty of movies, comics, art and music hoping to capture the aesthetic as well.”


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