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Index Cyberpunk

Cyberpunk is a subgenre of science fiction in a futuristic setting that tends to focus on a "combination of lowlife and high tech" featuring advanced technological and scientific achievements, such as artificial intelligence and cybernetics, juxtaposed with a degree of breakdown or radical change in the social order. [1]

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A.D. Police Files

A.D. Police Files is a three-part original video animation produced by Youmex and animated by Artmic and AIC.

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Akira (manga)

Akira (Japanese: アキラ Hepburn: Akira), often stylized as AKIRA, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by mangaka Katsuhiro Otomo.

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Alexander Wang (designer)

Alexander Wang (born December 26, 1983) is a Taiwanese-American fashion designer.

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Alfred Bester

Alfred Bester (December 18, 1913 – September 30, 1987) was an American science fiction author, TV and radio scriptwriter, magazine editor and scripter for comic strips and comic books.

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AllMusic (previously known as All Music Guide or AMG) is an online music guide.

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Altered Carbon (TV series)

Altered Carbon is an American dystopian science fiction cyberpunk web television series created by Laeta Kalogridis and based on the 2002 novel of the same title by English author Richard K. Morgan.

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Alternate history

Alternate history or alternative history (Commonwealth English), sometimes abbreviated as AH, is a genre of fiction consisting of stories in which one or more historical events occur differently.

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Amazing Stories

Amazing Stories is an American science fiction magazine launched in April 1926 by Hugo Gernsback's Experimenter Publishing.

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Angel Cop

is a six-part original video animation created and directed by Ichirō Itano.

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Anime is a style of hand-drawn and computer animation originating in, and commonly associated with, Japan.

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An antihero, or antiheroine, is a protagonist in a story who lacks conventional heroic qualities and attributes such as idealism, courage, and morality.

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Appleseed (manga)

is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow.

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The concept of an archetype appears in areas relating to behavior, modern psychological theory, and literary analysis.

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Armitage III

is a 1995 cyberpunk original video animation series.

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Arthur C. Clarke

Sir Arthur Charles Clarke (16 December 1917 – 19 March 2008) was a British science fiction writer, science writer and futurist, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host.

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Artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI, also machine intelligence, MI) is intelligence demonstrated by machines, in contrast to the natural intelligence (NI) displayed by humans and other animals.

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Asimov's Science Fiction

Asimov's Science Fiction (ISSN 1065-2698) is an American science fiction magazine which publishes science fiction and fantasy named after science fiction author Isaac Asimov.

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Battle Angel Alita

Battle Angel Alita, known in Japan as, is a manga series created by Yukito Kishiro in 1990 and originally published in Shueisha's Business Jump magazine.

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Beat Generation

The Beat Generation was a literary movement started by a group of authors whose work explored and influenced American culture and politics in the post-World War II era.

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Berlin is the capital and the largest city of Germany, as well as one of its 16 constituent states.

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Billy Idol

William Michael Albert Broad (born 30 November 1955), known professionally as Billy Idol, is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and actor.

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Biopunk (a portmanteau of "biotechnology" or "biology" and "punk") is a subgenre of science fiction that focuses on biotechnology.

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Biotechnology is the broad area of science involving living systems and organisms to develop or make products, or "any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms, or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use" (UN Convention on Biological Diversity, Art. 2).

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Blade Runner

Blade Runner is a 1982 American-Hong Kong neo-noir science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, written by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples, and starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, and Edward James Olmos.

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Blade Runner (1997 video game)

Blade Runner is a 1997 point-and-click adventure game developed by Westwood Studios and published by Virgin Interactive for Microsoft Windows.

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Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049 is a 2017 American neo-noir science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green.

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, pronounced "blam", is a ten-volume 1998 Japanese science fiction manga by Tsutomu Nihei published by Kodansha.

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Board game

A board game is a tabletop game that involves counters or moved or placed on a pre-marked surface or "board", according to a set of rules.

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Boris Bidjan Saberi

Boris Bidjan Saberi is a German menswear designer in Barcelona.

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Brain–computer interface

A brain–computer interface (BCI), sometimes called a neural-control interface (NCI), mind-machine interface (MMI), direct neural interface (DNI), or brain–machine interface (BMI), is a direct communication pathway between an enhanced or wired brain and an external device.

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Bruce Bethke

Bruce Bethke (born 1955) is an American author, best known for his 1983 short story Cyberpunk which led to the widespread use of the term, including for the cyberpunk subgenre of science fiction.

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Bruce Sterling

Michael Bruce Sterling (born April 14, 1954) is an American science fiction author known for his novels and work on the Mirrorshades anthology.

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Bubblegum Crisis

is a 1987 to 1991 cyberpunk original video animation (OVA) series produced by Youmex and animated by AIC and Artmic.

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Burst City

is a Japanese dystopian punk rock musical / action film.

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Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press (CUP) is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge.

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Capitalism is an economic system based upon private ownership of the means of production and their operation for profit.

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CD Projekt

CD Projekt S.A. is a Polish video game publisher and distributor based in Warsaw, founded in May 1994 by Marcin Iwiński and Michał Kiciński.

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Cheap Truth

Cheap Truth was a free series of one-page, double-sided newsletters (i.e., fanzine) published in the 1980s.

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Chiba Prefecture

is a prefecture of Japan located in the Kantō region, and the Greater Tokyo Area.

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Clock DVA

Clock DVA are an industrial, post-punk and EBM group from Sheffield, England.

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Collaborative fiction

Collaborative fiction is a form of writing by a group of three or more authors who share creative control of a story.

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Collectible card game

A collectible card game (CCG), also called a trading card game (TCG) or many other names, is a kind of strategy card game that was created in 1993 and consists of specially designed sets of playing cards.

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Columbia University Press

Columbia University Press is a university press based in New York City, and affiliated with Columbia University.

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Computer World

Computer World (German: Computerwelt) is the eighth studio album by German electronic band Kraftwerk, released on 10 May 1981.

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Corporate warfare

Corporate warfare refers to attacks on individuals or companies by other individuals or companies.

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, a contraction of the words costume play, is a hobby in which participants called cosplayers wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character.

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Count Zero

Count Zero is a science fiction novel by American-Canadian writer William Gibson, originally published in 1986.

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Cowboy Bebop

is a 1998 Japanese anime television series animated by Sunrise featuring a production team led by director Shinichirō Watanabe, screenwriter Keiko Nobumoto, character designer Toshihiro Kawamoto, mechanical designer Kimitoshi Yamane, and composer Yoko Kanno.

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Creatures of Light and Darkness

Creatures of Light and Darkness is a 1969 science fiction novel by Roger Zelazny.

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Cult film

A cult film or cult movie, also commonly referred to as a cult classic, is a film that has acquired a cult following.

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Cyber City Oedo 808

is a 1990-1991 cyberpunk original video animation.

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Cyberdelic (a portmanteau word combining prefix "cyber-" and "psychedelic") is a term used to refer to either.

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Cybergoth is a subculture that derives from elements of goth, raver, and rivethead fashion.

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Cybernetics is a transdisciplinary approach for exploring regulatory systems—their structures, constraints, and possibilities.

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Cyberpunk (album)

Cyberpunk is the fifth studio album by English rock vocalist Billy Idol.

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Cyberpunk (novel)

Cyberpunk is a science fiction short story and novel written by Bruce Bethke in 1980, published November 1983 in Amazing Stories magazine, and published in novel form online.

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Cyberpunk 2020

Cyberpunk, mainly known by its second edition title Cyberpunk 2020, is a cyberpunk role-playing game written by Mike Pondsmith and published by R. Talsorian Games in 1988.

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Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 is an upcoming role-playing video game developed and published by CD Projekt, releasing for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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Cyberpunk derivatives

A number of cyberpunk derivatives have become recognized as distinct subgenres in speculative fiction.

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Cyberspace is interconnected technology.

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Cyberspace (role-playing game)

Cyberspace is a cyberpunk role-playing game published by Iron Crown Enterprises and using a somewhat modified version of their Spacemaster ruleset.

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Cyberware is a relatively new and unknown field (a proto-science, or more adequately a "proto-technology").

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A cyborg (short for "'''cyb'''ernetic '''org'''anism") is a being with both organic and biomechatronic body parts.

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Dada or Dadaism was an art movement of the European avant-garde in the early 20th century, with early centers in Zürich, Switzerland, at the Cabaret Voltaire (circa 1916); New York Dada began circa 1915, and after 1920 Dada flourished in Paris.

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David Bowie

David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer-songwriter and actor.

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David Brin

Glen David Brin (born October 6, 1950) is an American scientist and author of science fiction.

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Daydream Nation

Daydream Nation is the fifth full-length studio album by American alternative rock band Sonic Youth.

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Debut novel

A debut novel is the first novel a novelist publishes.

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Dennō Coil

, Coil—A Circle of Children, is a Japanese science fiction anime television series depicting a near future where semi-immersive augmented reality (AR) technology has just begun to enter the mainstream.

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Detective fiction

Detective fiction is a subgenre of crime fiction and mystery fiction in which an investigator or a detective—either professional, amateur or retired—investigates a crime, often murder.

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Deus Ex

Deus Ex is a series of action role-playing first-person shooter stealth video games.

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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (retitled Blade Runner: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? in some later printings) is a science fiction novel by American writer Philip K. Dick, first published in 1968.

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Dot-com bubble

The dot-com bubble (also known as the dot-com boom, the dot-com crash, the Y2K crash, the Y2K bubble, the tech bubble, the Internet bubble, the dot-com collapse, and the information technology bubble) was a historic economic bubble and period of excessive speculation that occurred roughly from 1997 to 2001, a period of extreme growth in the usage and adaptation of the Internet.

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Duke University Press

Duke University Press is an academic publisher of books and journals, and a unit of Duke University.

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Dune (novel)

Dune is a 1965 science fiction novel by American author Frank Herbert, originally published as two separate serials in Analog magazine.

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A dystopia (from the Greek δυσ- "bad" and τόπος "place"; alternatively, cacotopia,Cacotopia (from κακός kakos "bad") was the term used by Jeremy Bentham in his 19th century works kakotopia, or simply anti-utopia) is a community or society that is undesirable or frightening.

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Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the only astronomical object known to harbor life.

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Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh University Press is a scholarly publisher of academic books and journals, based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Electronic Frontier Foundation

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is an international non-profit digital rights group based in San Francisco, California.

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In political and sociological theory, the elite (French élite, from Latin eligere) are a small group of powerful people who hold a disproportionate amount of wealth, privilege, political power, or skill in a society.

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Ergo Proxy

Ergo Proxy is a cyberpunk suspense anime television series, produced by Manglobe, directed by Shukō Murase and written by Dai Satō.

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A fanzine (blend of fan and magazine or -zine) is a non-professional and non-official publication produced by enthusiasts of a particular cultural phenomenon (such as a literary or musical genre) for the pleasure of others who share their interest.

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FASA Corporation was an American publisher of role-playing games, wargames and board games between 1980 and 2001, after which they closed publishing operations for several years, becoming an IP holding company under the name FASA Inc.

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Fear Factory

Fear Factory is an American heavy metal band that was formed in 1989.

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Film noir

Film noir is a cinematic term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas, particularly those which emphasize cynical attitudes and sexual motivations.

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Filmmaking (or, in an academic context, film production) is the process of making a film, generally in the sense of films intended for extensive theatrical exhibition.

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First-person (gaming)

In video games, the first person refers to a graphical perspective rendered from the viewpoint of the player's character.

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Foundation (Asimov novel)

Foundation is a science fiction novel by American writer Isaac Asimov.

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Frank Herbert

Franklin Patrick Herbert, Jr. (October 8, 1920 – February 11, 1986) was an American science fiction writer best known for the novel Dune and its five sequels.

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Fredric Jameson

Fredric Jameson (born April 14, 1934) is an American literary critic and Marxist political theorist.

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Front Line Assembly

Front Line Assembly (FLA) is a Canadian electro-industrial band formed by Bill Leeb in 1986 after leaving Skinny Puppy.

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The future is what will happen in the time after the present.

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Games Workshop

Games Workshop Group PLC (often abbreviated as GW) is a British miniature wargaming manufacturing company based in Nottingham, England.

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Gardner Dozois

Gardner Raymond Dozois (July 23, 1947 – May 27, 2018) was an American science fiction author and editor.

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Gary Numan

Gary Anthony James Webb (born 8 March 1958), known professionally as Gary Numan, is an English singer, songwriter, composer, musician and record producer.

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Genetic engineering

Genetic engineering, also called genetic modification or genetic manipulation, is the direct manipulation of an organism's genes using biotechnology.

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Genre is any form or type of communication in any mode (written, spoken, digital, artistic, etc.) with socially-agreed upon conventions developed over time.

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George Alec Effinger

George Alec Effinger (January 10, 1947 – April 27, 2002) was an American science fiction author, born in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Germany (Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a sovereign state in central-western Europe.

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Ghost in the Shell

is a Japanese media franchise originally published as a seinen manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow.

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Ghost in the Shell (1995 film)

Ghost in the Shell (known in Japan as) is a 1995 anime science fiction film based on the manga of the same name by Masamune Shirow.

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Ghost in the Shell (video game)

is a cyberpunk-themed third-person shooter video game developed by Exact and Production I.G for the PlayStation.

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Goku Midnight Eye

is a manga series by Buichi Terasawa about a detective named who gains a cybernetic eye implant that can control any computer system on the planet.

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Goth subculture

The goth subculture is a music subculture that began in England during the early 1980s, where it developed from the audience of gothic rock, an offshoot of the post-punk genre.

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Gravity's Rainbow

Gravity's Rainbow is a 1973 novel by American writer Thomas Pynchon.

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Greenwood Publishing Group

ABC-CLIO/Greenwood is an educational and academic publisher (middle school through university level) which is today part of ABC-CLIO.

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The Generic Universal RolePlaying System, or GURPS, is a tabletop role-playing game system designed to allow for play in any game setting.

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GURPS Cyberpunk

GURPS Cyberpunk is a genre toolkit for cyberpunk-themed role-playing games set in a near-future dystopia, such as that envisioned by William Gibson in his influential novel Neuromancer.

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A computer hacker is any skilled computer expert that uses their technical knowledge to overcome a problem.

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Hacker culture

The hacker culture is a subculture of individuals who enjoy the intellectual challenge of creatively overcoming limitations of software systems to achieve novel and clever outcomes.

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Hackers (film)

Hackers is a 1995 American crime film directed by Iain Softley and starring Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie, Renoly Santiago, Laurence Mason, Matthew Lillard, Jesse Bradford, Lorraine Bracco, and Fisher Stevens.

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Hardboiled (or hard-boiled) fiction is a literary genre that shares some of its characters and settings with crime fiction (especially detective stories).

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Hardware (film)

Hardware is a 1990 British-American science fiction horror film written and directed by Richard Stanley and starring Dylan McDermott.

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Harlan Ellison

Harlan Jay Ellison (May 27, 1934 – June 28, 2018) was an American writer, known for his prolific and influential work in New Wave speculative fiction, and for his outspoken, combative personality.

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Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942) is an American actor and film producer.

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Headcrash is a satirical cyberpunk novel by Bruce Bethke, published in 1995 by Grand Central Publishing.

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High tech

High technology, often abbreviated to high tech (adjective forms high-technology, high-tech or hi-tech) is technology that is at the cutting edge: the most advanced technology available.

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Hollywood is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California.

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong (Chinese: 香港), officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory of China on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia.

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Hugo Award

The Hugo Awards are a set of literary awards given annually for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year.

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The Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link devices worldwide.

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Internet culture

Internet culture, or cyberculture, is the culture that has emerged, or is emerging, from the use of computer networks for communication, entertainment, and business.

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Iron Crown Enterprises

Iron Crown Enterprises (ICE) has produced role playing, board, miniature, and collectible card games since 1980.

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Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov (January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University.

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J. G. Ballard

James Graham Ballard (15 November 193019 April 2009) was an English novelist, short story writer, and essayist who first became associated with the New Wave of science fiction for his post-apocalyptic novels such as The Wind from Nowhere (1961) and The Drowned World (1962).

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James Blaylock

James Paul Blaylock (born September 20, 1950) is an American fantasy author.

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James Burke (science historian)

James Burke (born 22 December 1936) is a British broadcaster, science historian, author, and television producer, who is known, among other things, for his documentary television series Connections (1978), and for its more philosophically oriented companion series, The Day the Universe Changed (1985), which is about the history of science and technology.

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Japan (日本; Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 or Nihon-koku, lit. "State of Japan") is a sovereign island country in East Asia.

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Japanese cyberpunk

Japanese Cyberpunk is a genre of underground film produced in Japan starting in the 1980s.

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Japanese people

are a nation and an ethnic group that is native to Japan and makes up 98.5% of the total population of that country.

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Jargon File

The Jargon File is a glossary and usage dictionary of slang used by computer programmers.

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John Brunner (novelist)

John Kilian Houston Brunner (24 September 1934 – 25 August 1995) was a British author of science fiction novels and stories.

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John Shirley

John Shirley (born 10 February 1953) is an American writer, primarily of fantasy and science fiction and songwriting.

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Johnny Mnemonic

"Johnny Mnemonic" is a short story by American-Canadian writer William Gibson, which served as inspiration for the 1995 film of the same name.

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Johnny Mnemonic (film)

Johnny Mnemonic is a 1995 Canadian-American cyberpunk action thriller film directed by Robert Longo in his directorial debut.

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Joseph Campbell

Joseph John Campbell (March 26, 1904 – October 30, 1987) was an American Professor of Literature at Sarah Lawrence College who worked in comparative mythology and comparative religion.

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K. W. Jeter

Kevin Wayne Jeter (born March 26, 1950), known both personally and professionally as K. W. Jeter, is an American science fiction and horror author known for his literary writing style, dark themes, and paranoid, unsympathetic characters.

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Kōji Morimoto

is a Japanese anime director.

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Kowloon Walled City

Kowloon Walled City was a largely ungoverned, densely populated settlement in Kowloon City in Hong Kong.

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Kraftwerk ("power station") is a German band formed in Düsseldorf in 1970 by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider.

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Larry McCaffery

Lawrence F. "Larry" McCaffery Jr. (born May 13, 1946) is an America literary critic, editor, and retired professor of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University.

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Late capitalism

"Late capitalism" is a term used by Marxists to refer to capitalism from about 1945 onwards, with the implication that it is due to come to an end.

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles (Spanish for "The Angels";; officially: the City of Los Angeles; colloquially: by its initials L.A.) is the second-most populous city in the United States, after New York City.

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Mamoru Oshii

is a Japanese filmmaker, television director and screenwriter.

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are comics created in Japan or by creators in the Japanese language, conforming to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century.

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Mark Frauenfelder

Mark Frauenfelder (born December 22, 1960) is a blogger, illustrator, and journalist.

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Megacorporation, mega-corporation, or megacorp, a term popularized by William Gibson, derives from the combination of the prefix mega- with the word corporation.

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Megami Tensei

Megami Tensei, marketed internationally as Shin Megami Tensei (formerly Revelations), is a Japanese media franchise created by Kouji Okada (credited as Cozy Okada in English), Ginichiro Suzuki, and Kazunari Suzuki.

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Megazone 23

is a four-part original video animation created by AIC, written by Hiroyuki Hoshiyama, and directed by Noboru Ishiguro, Ichiro Itano, Kenichi Yatagai and Shinji Aramaki.

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A metaphor is a figure of speech that directly refers to one thing by mentioning another for rhetorical effect.

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Michael Moorcock

Michael John Moorcock (born 18 December 1939) is an English writer and musician, primarily of science fiction and fantasy, who has also published literary novels.

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Michael Swanwick

Michael Swanwick (born November 18, 1950) is an American science fiction author.

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Miniature wargaming

Miniature wargaming is a form of wargaming which incorporates miniature figures, miniature armor and modeled terrain as the main components of play and which was first invented at the beginning of the 19th century in Prussia.

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Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk Anthology (1986) is a cyberpunk short story collection, edited by American writer Bruce Sterling.

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Mona Lisa Overdrive

Mona Lisa Overdrive is a science fiction novel by American-Canadian writer William Gibson, published in 1988.

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Multinational corporation

A multinational corporation (MNC) or worldwide enterprise is a corporate organization that owns or controls production of goods or services in at least one country other than its home country.

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Neal Stephenson

Neal Town Stephenson (born October 31, 1959) is an American writer and game designer known for his works of speculative fiction.

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Nebula Award

The Nebula Awards annually recognize the best works of science fiction or fantasy published in the United States.

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Necromunda is a skirmish tabletop war game that was produced by Specialist Games (a division of Games Workshop).

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Neo Tokyo (film)

, also titled Manie-Manie on its title card, is a 1987 anime science fiction anthology film produced by Project Team Argos and Madhouse.

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Neo-futurism is a late 20th to early 21st century movement in the arts, design, and architecture.

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Neo-noir is a modern or contemporary motion picture rendition of film noir.

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Neon Genesis Evangelion

is a Japanese mecha anime television series produced by Gainax and Tatsunoko Production and directed by Hideaki Anno, and was broadcast on TV Tokyo from October 1995 to March 1996.

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Netflix, Inc. is an American over-the-top media services provider, headquartered in Los Gatos, California.

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Netrunner is an out-of-print collectible card game (CCG) designed by Richard Garfield, the creator of Magic: The Gathering.

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Neuromancer is a 1984 science fiction novel by American-Canadian writer William Gibson.

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New Romantic

The New Romantic movement was a pop culture movement that originated in the United Kingdom in the early 1980s.

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New Rose Hotel (film)

New Rose Hotel is a 1998 American cyberpunk drama film co-written and directed by Abel Ferrara and starring Christopher Walken, Willem Dafoe and Asia Argento.

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New Wave science fiction

The New Wave is a movement in science fiction produced in the 1960s and 1970s and characterized by a high degree of experimentation, both in form and in content, a "literary" or artistic sensibility, and a focus on "soft" as opposed to hard science.

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New Worlds (magazine)

New Worlds was a British science fiction magazine that began in 1936 as a fanzine called Novae Terrae.

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Nihilism is the philosophical viewpoint that suggests the denial or lack of belief towards the reputedly meaningful aspects of life.

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Nine Inch Nails

Nine Inch Nails, commonly abbreviated as NIN (stylized as NIИ), is an American industrial rock band founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Nova Express (fanzine)

Nova Express was a Hugo-nominated science fiction fanzine edited by Lawrence Person.

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Online and offline

In computer technology and telecommunications, online indicates a state of connectivity, and offline indicates a disconnected state.

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Open Court Publishing Company

The Open Court Publishing Company is a publisher with offices in Chicago and La Salle, Illinois.

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Open world

An open world in video games is a virtual world in which the player can explore and approach objectives freely, as opposed to a world with more linear gameplay.

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"Orwellian" is an adjective describing a situation, idea, or societal condition that George Orwell identified as being destructive to the welfare of a free and open society.

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Outside (David Bowie album)

1. Outside (commonly referred to as Outside) is a concept album first released 25 September 1995 by David Bowie on Virgin Records, and Bowie's 19th studio album. The album was Bowie's reunion with Brian Eno, whom Bowie had worked with, among others, on his Berlin Trilogy in the 1970s. Subtitled "The Nathan Adler Diaries: A Hyper-cycle", Outside centres on the characters of a dystopian world on the eve of the 21st century. The album put Bowie back into the mainstream scene of rock music with its singles "The Hearts Filthy Lesson", "Strangers When We Meet", and "Hallo Spaceboy" (remixed by the Pet Shop Boys).

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Pat Cadigan

Pat Cadigan (born September 10, 1953) is an American science fiction author, whose work is most often identified with the cyberpunk movement.

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Paul Di Filippo

Paul Di Filippo (born October 29, 1954 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island) is an American science fiction writer.

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Philip José Farmer

Philip José Farmer (January 26, 1918 – February 25, 2009) was an American author known for his science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories.

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Philip K. Dick

Philip Kindred Dick (December 16, 1928 – March 2, 1982) was an American writer known for his work in science fiction.

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Philip K. Dick Award

The Philip K. Dick Award is a science fiction award given annually at Norwescon and sponsored by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society and (since 2005) the Philip K. Dick Trust.

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Playing card

A playing card is a piece of specially prepared heavy paper, thin cardboard, plastic-coated paper, cotton-paper blend, or thin plastic, marked with distinguishing motifs and used as one of a set for playing card games.

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Post-industrial society

In sociology, the post-industrial society is the stage of society's development when the service sector generates more wealth than the manufacturing sector of the economy.

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Posthumanization comprises "those processes by which a society comes to include members other than 'natural' biological human beings who, in one way or another, contribute to the structures, dynamics, or meaning of the society." Elsewhere (p. 35) in the same text Gladden proposes a longer definition, stating that "The processes of posthumanization are those dynamics by which a society comes to include members other than 'natural' biological human beings who, in one way or another, contribute to the structures, activities, or meaning of the society.

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Postmodern literature

Postmodern literature is literature characterized by reliance on narrative techniques such as fragmentation, paradox, and the unreliable narrator; and is often (though not exclusively) defined as a style or a trend which emerged in the post–World War II era.

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Postmodernism is a broad movement that developed in the mid- to late-20th century across philosophy, the arts, architecture, and criticism and that marked a departure from modernism.

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Potsdamer Platz

Potsdamer Platz (literally Potsdam Square) is an important public square and traffic intersection in the centre of Berlin, Germany, lying about south of the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag (German Parliament Building), and close to the southeast corner of the Tiergarten park.

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Psychedelic era

The Psychedelic era was the time of social, musical and artistic change influenced by psychedelic drugs, occurring between the years of 1965–69 or the early 1960s to the mid-1970s.

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is a Japanese cyberpunk anime television series produced by Production I.G. It was co-directed by Naoyoshi Shiotani and Katsuyuki Motohiro and written by Gen Urobuchi, with character designs by Akira Amano featuring music by Yugo Kanno.

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Psydoll are a cyberpunk band.

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Punk subculture

Punk subculture includes a diverse array of ideologies, fashion, and other forms of expression, visual art, dance, literature and film.

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R. Talsorian Games


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R. U. Sirius


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A rave (from the verb: to rave) is an organized dance party at a nightclub, outdoor festival, warehouse, or other private property typically featuring performances by DJs, playing a seamless flow of electronic dance music.

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Raymond Chandler

Raymond Thornton Chandler (July 23, 1888 – March 26, 1959) was an American-British novelist and screenwriter.

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A replicant is a fictional bioengineered or biorobotic android in the 1982 film Blade Runner, in its 2017 sequel Blade Runner 2049, and in the 1997 video game based on the film.

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Replicas (album)

Replicas is the second and final studio album by English new wave band Tubeway Army, released in April 1979 by Beggars Banquet Records.

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Retrofuturism (adjective retrofuturistic or retrofuture) is a trend in the creative arts showing the influence of depictions of the future produced in an earlier era.

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Rick Owens

Richard Saturnino Owens (born November 18, 1962), known as Rick Owens, is an American fashion designer from Porterville, California.

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Ridley Scott

Sir Ridley Scott (born 30 November 1937) is an English film director and producer.

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RoboCop (franchise)

RoboCop is an American superhero cyberpunk media franchise featuring the futuristic adventures of Alex Murphy, a Detroit, Michigan police officer, who is mortally wounded in the line of duty and transformed into a powerful cyborg, brand-named Robocop, at the behest of a powerful mega-corporation, Omni Consumer Products.

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Robot series (Asimov)

The Robot series is a series of 38 science fiction short stories and 5 novels by American writer Isaac Asimov, featuring positronic robots.

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Roger Zelazny

Roger Joseph Zelazny (May 13, 1937 – June 14, 1995) was an American poet and writer of fantasy and science fiction short stories and novels, best known for The Chronicles of Amber.

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Role-playing game

A role-playing game (sometimes spelled roleplaying game and abbreviated to RPG) is a game in which players assume the roles of characters in a fictional setting.

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Role-playing video game

A role-playing video game (commonly referred to as simply a role-playing game or an RPG as well as a computer role-playing game or a CRPG) is a video game genre where the player controls the actions of a character (and/or several party members) immersed in some well-defined world.

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Routledge is a British multinational publisher.

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Rudy Rucker

Rudolf von Bitter Rucker (born March 22, 1946) is an American mathematician, computer scientist, science fiction author, and one of the founders of the cyberpunk literary movement.

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Samuel R. Delany

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San Francisco Chronicle

The San Francisco Chronicle is a newspaper serving primarily the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California.

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Science fiction

Science fiction (often shortened to Sci-Fi or SF) is a genre of speculative fiction, typically dealing with imaginative concepts such as advanced science and technology, spaceflight, time travel, and extraterrestrial life.

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Serial Experiments Lain

is a science fiction anime series directed by Ryūtarō Nakamura, with character design by Yoshitoshi ABe, screenplay written by Chiaki J. Konaka, and produced by Yasuyuki Ueda for Triangle Staff.

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Shadowrun is a science fantasy tabletop role-playing game set in a near-future fictional universe in which cybernetics, magic and fantasy creatures co-exist.

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Shanghai (Wu Chinese) is one of the four direct-controlled municipalities of China and the most populous city proper in the world, with a population of more than 24 million.

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Shaper/Mechanist universe

The Shaper/Mechanist universe is the setting for a series of science fiction short stories (and the novel Schismatrix) written by the author Bruce Sterling.

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, literally "Astringent Valley", is a special ward in Tokyo, Japan.

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Sigue Sigue Sputnik

Sigue Sigue Sputnik were a British new wave band formed in 1982 by former Generation X bassist Tony James.

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Sister (Sonic Youth album)

Sister is the fourth studio album by American alternative rock band Sonic Youth.

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Slashdot (sometimes abbreviated as /.) is a social news website that originally billed itself as "News for Nerds.

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Snow Crash

Snow Crash is a science fiction novel by American writer Neal Stephenson, published in 1992.

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Social order

The term social order can be used in two senses.

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Sonic Youth

Sonic Youth was an American rock band based in New York City, formed in 1981.

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Sony Center

The Sony Center is a Sony-sponsored building complex located at the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, Germany desiged by Helmut Jahn.

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Stanisław Lem

Stanisław Herman Lem (12 or 13 September 1921 – 27 March 2006) was a Polish writer of science fiction, philosophy, and satire, and a trained physician.

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Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery.

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Steve Jackson (American game designer)

Steve Jackson (born c. 1953) is an American game designer.

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Steve Jackson Games

Steve Jackson Games (SJGames) is a game company, founded in 1980 by Steve Jackson, that creates and publishes role-playing, board, and card games, and the gaming magazine Pyramid.

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Storming the Reality Studio

Storming the Reality Studio: A Casebook of Cyberpunk and Postmodern Science Fiction, edited by Larry McCaffery, was published by Duke University Press in 1992, though most of its contents had been featured in Mississippi Review in 1988.

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Strange Days (film)

Strange Days is a 1995 American science fiction thriller film directed by Kathryn Bigelow, written by James Cameron and Jay Cocks, and produced by Cameron and Steven-Charles Jaffe.

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Syndicate (series)

The Syndicate series is a series of isometric science fiction video games created by Bullfrog Productions.

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Synthwave (also called outrun, retrowave and futuresynth) is a genre of electronic music influenced by 1980s film soundtracks and video games.

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System Shock

System Shock is a 1994 first-person action-adventure video game developed by Looking Glass Technologies and published by Origin Systems.

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System Shock 2

System Shock 2 is a 1999 first-person action role-playing survival horror video game for personal computers.

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Tabletop game

Tabletop games are games that are normally played on a table or other flat surface, such as board games, card games, dice games, miniatures wargames or tile-based games.

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Tabletop role-playing game

A tabletop role-playing game (or pen-and-paper role-playing game) is a form of role-playing game (RPG) in which the participants describe their characters' actions through speech.

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Tech noir

Tech-noir (also known as future noir and science fiction noir) is a hybrid genre of fiction, particularly film, combining film noir and science fiction, as seen in Blade Runner (1982) and The Terminator (1984).

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Telekon is the second solo studio album by English musician Gary Numan.

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is a Japanese anime television series directed by Hiroshi Hamasaki, from a screenplay by Chiaki Konaka, and produced by Yasuyuki Ueda, with original character design by Yoshitoshi ABe.

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That's Shanghai

that's Shanghai is a monthly English-language listings and entertainment magazine published in China.

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The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep (1939) is a hardboiled crime novel by Raymond Chandler, the first to feature private detective Philip Marlowe.

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The Demolished Man

The Demolished Man is a science fiction novel by American writer Alfred Bester, which was the first Hugo Award winner in 1953.

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The Diamond Age

The Diamond Age: Or, A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer is a science fiction novel by American writer Neal Stephenson.

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The Difference Engine

The Difference Engine (1990) is an alternative history novel by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling.

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The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction is an English language reference work on science fiction, first published in 1979.

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The Gernsback Continuum

"The Gernsback Continuum" is a 1981 science fiction short story by American-Canadian author William Gibson, originally published in the anthology Universe 11 edited by Terry Carr.

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The Hero with a Thousand Faces

The Hero with a Thousand Faces (first published in 1949) is a work of comparative mythology by American mythologist Joseph Campbell.

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The Last Question

"The Last Question" is a science fiction short story by American writer Isaac Asimov.

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The Lawnmower Man (film)

The Lawnmower Man is a 1992 science-fiction action-horror film directed by Brett Leonard and written by Brett Leonard and Gimel Everett.

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The Man-Machine

The Man-Machine (Die Mensch-Maschine) is the seventh studio album by German electronic music band Kraftwerk.

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The Matrix (franchise)

The Matrix is a science fiction action media franchise created by The Wachowskis, about heroes who fight a desperate war against machine overlords that have enslaved humanity in an extremely sophisticated virtual reality system.

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The Pleasure Principle (Gary Numan album)

The Pleasure Principle is the debut solo studio album by English musician Gary Numan.

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The Shockwave Rider

The Shockwave Rider is a science fiction novel by John Brunner, originally published in 1975.

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The Stars My Destination

The Stars My Destination is a science fiction novel by Alfred Bester.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post is a major American daily newspaper founded on December 6, 1877.

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Thomas Pynchon

Thomas Ruggles Pynchon Jr. (born May 8, 1937) is an American novelist.

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Tim Powers

Timothy Thomas "Tim" Powers (born February 29, 1952) is an American science fiction and fantasy author.

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Timothy Leary

Timothy Francis Leary (October 22, 1920 – May 31, 1996) was an American psychologist and writer known for advocating the exploration of the therapeutic potential of psychedelic drugs under controlled conditions.

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, officially, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and has been the capital since 1869.

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Tokyo NOVA

is a cyberpunk role-playing game with a long history in Japan.

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Town square

A town square is an open public space commonly found in the heart of a traditional town used for community gatherings.

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Transhumanism (abbreviated as H+ or h+) is an international intellectual movement that aims to transform the human condition by developing and making widely available sophisticated technologies to greatly enhance human intellect and physiology.

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Trope (literature)

A literary trope is the use of figurative language, via word, phrase or an image, for artistic effect such as using a figure of speech.

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True Names

True Names is a 1981 science fiction novella by Vernor Vinge, considered a seminal work of the cyberpunk genre.

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United States Secret Service

The United States Secret Service (also USSS or Secret Service) is a federal law enforcement agency under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, charged with conducting criminal investigations and protecting the nation's leaders.

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University of South Carolina Press

The University of South Carolina Press (or USC Press), founded in 1944, is a university press that is part of the University of South Carolina.

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University of Warwick

The University of Warwick is a plate glass research university in Coventry, England.

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A utopia is an imagined community or society that possesses highly desirable or nearly perfect qualities for its citizens.

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Utopian and dystopian fiction

The utopia and its opposite, the dystopia, are genres of speculative fiction that explore social and political structures.

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Vaporwave is a microgenre of electronic music and an Internet <!--- Multiple sources refer to it as an Internet meme, please discuss on talk before changing ---> meme that emerged in the early 2010s.

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Vernor Vinge

Vernor Steffen Vinge (born October 2, 1944) is an American science fiction author and retired professor.

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Victorian era

In the history of the United Kingdom, the Victorian era was the period of Queen Victoria's reign, from 20 June 1837 until her death on 22 January 1901.

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Video game

A video game is an electronic game that involves interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device such as a TV screen or computer monitor.

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Virtual reality

Virtual reality (VR) is an interactive computer-generated experience taking place within a simulated environment, that incorporates mainly auditory and visual, but also other types of sensory feedback like haptic.

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When Gravity Fails

When Gravity Fails is a cyberpunk science fiction novel by America writer George Alec Effinger, published in 1986.

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Wiley-Blackwell is the international scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons.

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William Gibson

William Ford Gibson (born March 17, 1948) is an American-Canadian speculative fiction writer and essayist widely credited with pioneering the science fiction subgenre known as cyberpunk.

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William S. Burroughs

William Seward Burroughs II (February 5, 1914 – August 2, 1997) was an American writer and visual artist.

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Wired (magazine)

Wired is a monthly American magazine, published in print and online editions, that focuses on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy, and politics.

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Wolfbane (novel)

Wolfbane is a science fiction novel by American writer Frederik Pohl and C. M. Kornbluth, published in 1959.

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World Wide Web

The World Wide Web (abbreviated WWW or the Web) is an information space where documents and other web resources are identified by Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), interlinked by hypertext links, and accessible via the Internet.

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Year Zero (album)

Year Zero is the fifth studio album by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, released on April 17, 2007 by Interscope Records.

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12 Monkeys

12 Monkeys, also known as Twelve Monkeys, is a 1995 American neo-noir science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam, inspired by Chris Marker's 1962 short film La Jetée, and starring Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, and Brad Pitt, with Christopher Plummer and David Morse in supporting roles.

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