The History of Cyberpunk

Timeline created by reubentsh
  • Isaac Asimov's 'Robot' Series.

    Isaac Asimov published a series of short stories in the 1940's and 1950's addressing the complicated morals and rights of artificial intelligence. Although his series wasn't Cyberpunk, it does have very strong relations to it.
  • Do Android's Dream of Electric Sheep by Phillip K. Dick

    The book which Blade Runner is very loosely based off of. It doesn't necessarily emulate the Cyberpunk genre as good as Blade Runner or Burning Chrome does.
  • Blade Runner the Movie

    Bladerunner captures the aesthetic theme of Cyberpunk, with an underlining message of social Instability between man and technology. But it wasn't until William Gibson released his short story 'Burning Chrome' did the Cyberpunk genre receive attention.
  • William Gibson's Burning Chrome

    The book which defined the Cyberpunk genre. William Gibson, with the intention of portraying his view of the future, used the introduction to new technology in the 1980's to create a grim future to relate to mans connection with technology.
  • Dr Adder an the Glass Hammer by K. W. Jeter

    K. W. Jeter released Dr. Adder and The Glass Hammer, both Cyberpunk styled books around the same time as William Gibson's Burning Chrome. His works focuses on the dark side of the Cyberpunk genre.
  • Cyberpunk was considered a legitmate genre by Sci Fi fans.

    In the Early 1980's s and the Late 1990's Cyberpunk was considered a legitimate Genre.
  • Max headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future.

    The low budget British TV Serieis, Max Headpunk perfectly captured the grim assesement between the current economic and technological situation.
  • Robocop directed by Paul Verhoeven

    The film which perfectly captured the political cynicsm of the cyberpunk genre and the anxiety between man and machine. One of the first successful Hollywood movies to properly use the Cyberpunk genre.
  • Hollywood caught onto the Genre and started releasing high budget movies.

    These movies include Hackers, The Net and Virtuosity. This is when the public acknowledged and understood the genre.