The History of CyberPunk

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

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

    CyberPunk History

  • The word "cybernetics" coined by Norbert Wiener

    The word "cybernetics" coined by Norbert Wiener
  • The word "cyborg" coined by Manfred Clynes

    The word "cyborg" coined by Manfred Clynes
  • The Ramones release first album; punk begins

    The Ramones release first album; punk begins
  • The Artificial Kid is published

    The Artificial Kid is published
  • Software published

    Software published
  • Blade Runner was released

    Blade Runner was released
  • Tron was released

    Tron was released
  • Gibson attends ArmadiloCon and reads the opening chapter of his work-in-progress, Neuromancer. "Behind the Mirrorshade: A Look at Punk SF" panel held. (Oct.)

    Gibson attends ArmadiloCon and reads the opening chapter of his work-in-progress, Neuromancer. "Behind the Mirrorshade: A Look at Punk SF" panel held. (Oct.)
  • The short story "Cyberpunk" by Bruce Bethke published in Amazing Science Fiction Stories; this is, allegedly, the first use of the term 'cyberpunk' anywhere

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

    Word is Cyberspace" coined
  • Terminator released

    Terminator released
  • The Internet worm strikes

    The Internet worm strikes
  • Hardware released

    Hardware released
  • Time Magazine "Cyberpunk" cover story; real cyberpunks outraged

    Time Magazine "Cyberpunk" cover story; real cyberpunks outraged
  • Clinton signs Communications Decency Act into US law

    Clinton signs Communications Decency Act into US law
  • US Supreme Court rules Communications Decency Act unconstitutional

    US Supreme Court rules Communications Decency Act unconstitutional
  • The Cyberpunk Project and Cyberpunk Information Database opened

    The Cyberpunk Project and Cyberpunk Information Database opened
  • William Gibson's and Tom Maddox's second episode "First Person Shooter" on The X-Files

    William Gibson's and Tom Maddox's second episode "First Person Shooter" on The X-Files