BRIDGET WHELAN writer

August is archive month. Posts from the past

C is for CYBERPUNK

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The word cyberpunk was first used as the title of a short story about teenager hackers  in 1980; you can read it here

The science fiction genre was developed by William Gibson and other writers who mixed a high tech future with low life rebels fighting an elitist system.

Steampunk was originally a jokey version of the term but it has stuck and the writing associated with this sci fi sub genre seems to have a longer life than cyberpunk. (Think industrial revolution, think alternative history.)

In fact, it is supposed to be the next big thing in fashion. The look is Victorian Futuristic which I suspect not everyone will be able to carry off. Read The Independent’s article on what we will all be wearing very soon HERE

Steampunk

Steampunk (Photo credit: __andrew)


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4 comments on “C is for CYBERPUNK

  1. Pingback: The April A to Z alphabet challenge! | Ann Perrin

  2. bridget whelan
    April 3, 2013

    Thanks for the link – did you check out the steampunk fashion? Haven’t seen much evidence in the High Street!

  3. Julie Flanders
    April 3, 2013

    Interesting! I’m actually surprised how much steampunk has spread, I love the genre but still didn’t expect it to catch fire like it has.

    Stopping by from the A-Z! 🙂

    #warrior minions

  4. chicaderock
    April 3, 2013

    I had no idea about steampunk until recently! Didn’t know about the fashion 🙂

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