5 Key Moments In Cyberpunk

  • Birth of William Ford Gibson

    Birth of William Ford Gibson
    The "noir-prophet" of the cyberpunk subgenre was born on March 17, 1948. He invented the phrase "cyberspace" in his short story "Burning Chrome".
  • Burning Chrome

    Burning Chrome
    "Burching Chrome" is a cyberpunk short story written by famed cyberpunk phophet William Gibson (see above). "Burning Chrome" tells the story of two hackers who hack systems for profit. The term 'cyperpunk' was first mentioned within the pages of this book, starting a trend throughout Gibson's work.
  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner
    Another event that is credited with begninning cyberpunk is the release of Riddley Scott's film "Blade Runner". The dystopian themes explored in Blade Runner are an early example of cyberpunk concepts expanding into film.
  • Neuromancer

    Neuromancer is another notable novel by William Gibson, a seminal work in the cyberpunk genre and the first winner of the science-fiction "triple crown" — the Nebula Award, the Philip K. Dick Award, and the Hugo Award. It was Gibson's debut novel and the beginning of the Sprawl trilogy. The novel tells the story of a washed-up computer hacker hired by a mysterious employer to pull off the ultimate hack.
  • The Matrix

    The Matrix
    Larry and Andy Wachowski's "The Matrix" tells the story of the future in which reality as perceived by most huamns is actually a simulated reality or 'cyberspace'. "The Matrix" has made its mark in pop culture as one of the most highly successful films in history.