Cyperpunk

  • Early use of the word "punk" to signify a criminal.

    Early use of the word "punk" to signify a criminal.
  • - Isaac Asimovs "Robot" stories.

  • The word "cybernetics" coined by Norbert Wiener

    The word "cybernetics" coined by Norbert Wiener
  • "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?"

    "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?"
    "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep”. Philip K. Dicks novel, upon which the movie Blade runner is based. Dick's works contain recurring themes of social decay, artificial intelligence, paranoia, and blurred lines between objective and subjective realities.
  • "Gravity's Rainbow"

    Gravity's Rainbow 1973 - Thomas Pynchon's novel not only curses but precurses what we now glibly dub cyberspace.
  • "Web of Angels"

    "Web of Angels"
    Web of Angels (1980). The novel of John M. Ford is probably the first novel to depict cyberspace and combat within it.
  • "Blade Runner"

    "Blade Runner"
    Ridley Scott's 1982 movie, Blade Runner, The film Blade Runner (1982), adapted from Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Although Blade Runner was largely unsuccessful in its first theatrical release, it found a viewership in the home video market and became a cult film.
  • Bruce Bethke coined the term "Cyberpunk"

    Bruce Bethke coined the term in 1980 for his short story "Cyberpunk," which was published in the November 1983 issue of Amazing Science Fiction Stories.
  • The Washington Post, refers to a group called "cyberpunks".

    Gardner Dozois, reviewing "hot new writers" for The Washington Post, refers to a group called "cyberpunks". The name sticks.
  • "Neuromancer"

    "Neuromancer"
  • "Glass Hammer"

    Glass Hammer (1985) and Dr. Adder (1984) Another early cyberpunk author is K.W. Jeter, exemplify the dark underside of the genre.
  • "Mirrorshades"

    Mirrorshades (1986) Bruce Sterling claims to have basically "invented" cyberpunk, by editing the "first cyberpunk anthology",
  • "Max Headroom"

    Max Headroom (1986) The low-budget British film perfectly captured cyberpunk's pessimistic social assessment of present economic and technological trends.
  • "RoboCop"

    "RoboCop"
    RoboCop (1987) Exemplifies the political cynicism of the genre.
  • Hollywood marketeers disoveres the cyberpunk

    1990s, Hollywood marketeers disovered the cyberpunk phenomena. Followed a spree of high-budget "cyberfunk" movies. e.g. Hackers(1995), The Net (1995), Virtuosity (1995).
  • The Matrix

    The Matrix
    The Matrix (1999), which uses a wide variety of cyberpunk elements. Said to be inspired by Blade runners tone.