Five Key Moments Of Cyberpunk

  • The Birth of William Gibson

    The Birth of William Gibson
    The king and prophet of cyberpunk, novelist William Gibson, was born on the 17th of March 1948. This date marks the birth of the most famous artiste of cyberpunk.
  • William Gibson's Burning Chrome

    William Gibson's Burning Chrome
    Burning Chrome is a cyberpunk novel written by famed cyberpunk prophet William Gibson. One of Gibson's early works. This sci-fi short story is where the term "cyberspace" was first coined and started a trend throughout Gibsons work and in pop culture.
  • Scott Ridley's Blade Runner

    Scott Ridley's Blade Runner
    The release of the Riddley Scott's 1982 film Blade Runner is credited with the beginning of cyberpunk. Website Cyberpunkreview define cyberpunk in one sentence: "Cyberpunk is about expressing (often dark) ideas about human nature, technology and their respective combination in the near future". Blade Runner's interesting futuristic point of view on technology and societal issues encapulates this definition perfectly and was one of the first pieces of work to do so.
  • Neuromancer

    Neuromancer
    1984 marks the release of Nueromancer. One of the most famous (and the 'first') novels of cyberpunk. This book captures the essence behind the topics that build cyberpunk as we know it. This novel continiues to carry Gibson's auter style of modern technology taking its steps into the western world in the early 80s.
  • The Matrix

    The Matrix
    March 31st 1999 marks the release of a highly popular cyberpunk film, The Matrix. With many concepts of cyberpunk throughout the entire film, the Matrix has made its mark in pop culture as one of the most highly successful films in history.