5 Key Moments in the History of Cyberpunk

By ibatt3
  • First publication of Burning Chrome - William Gibson

    First publication of Burning Chrome - William Gibson
    Burning Chrome is a collection of ten Gibson's short stories, ranging from conventional science fiction to cyberpunk novellas of the 'Sprawl'-series. Stories include, among others, Johnny Mnemonic, Burning Chrome and Dogfight. With their vividly human characters and their remorseless, hot-wired futures, these stories are simultaneously science fiction at its sharpest and instantly recognizable Polaroids of the postmodern condition.
  • Bladerunner Released

    Bladerunner Released
    Deckard, a blade runner, has to track down and terminate 4 replicants who hijacked a ship in space and have returned to earth seeking their maker.
  • Cyberpunk - Bruce Bethke Published

     Cyberpunk - Bruce Bethke Published
    A gang of unruly teenagers cut school and go joy-riding around "the Net" on their hopped-up portable computers, committing casual acts of vandalism.
  • Neuromancer - William Gibson Published

    Neuromancer - William Gibson Published
    Case had been the sharpest data-thief in the business, until vengeful former employees crippled his nervous system. But now a new and very mysterious employer recruits him for a last-chance run. The target: an unthinkably powerful artificial intelligence orbiting Earth in service of the sinister Tessier-Ashpool business clan. With a dead man riding shotgun and Molly, mirror-eyed street-samurai, to watch his back, Case embarks on an adventure that ups the ante on an entire genre of fiction.
  • The Matrix Released

    The Matrix Released
    A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.