Moments in history of cyberpunk

  • The internet is born

    Otherwise known as "ARPANET" which was brought to life by Lawrence Roberts and DARPA.
  • Punk (music) begins

    The Ramones release first album
  • First use of the term "Cyberpunk"

    The short story "Cyberpunk" by Bruce Bethke published in Amazing Science Fiction Stories
  • Genre first coined as "Cyberpunks"

    Gardner Dozois, reviewing "hot new writers" for The Washington Post, refers to a group called "cyberpunks". The name sticks
  • Mississippi Review entire issue devoted to cyberpunk

    Mississippi Review entire issue published devoted to cyberpunk; academic colonization of the Movement begins in earnest
  • World Wide Web

    The debut of the World Wide Web (WWW) as a publicly available service on the internet