History of Cyberpunk

  • Punk begins

    The Ramones release first album, punk begins.
  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner is a cyberpunk film directed by Ridley Scott. It gave cyberpunk science fiction its visual representation, and has so become "the definitive cyberpunk movie".
  • Born of Cyberpunk

    The short story "Cyberpunk" by Bruce Bethke published in Amazing Science Fiction Stories; this is, allegedly, the first use of the term 'cyberpunk' anywhere.
  • Neuromancer

    William Gibson with his novel Neuromancer became the most famous author related to the term "Cyberpunk".
  • Cyberspace coined

    "Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts... A graphic representation of data abstracted from the banks of every computer in the human system. Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding."
    -- William Gibson (in "Neuromancer" , page 51)