Fighting Shadows: Survival has its costs (The Cortii series)

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To make such an argument, however, is to remain effectively blind to what cyberpunk does represent, particularly when one contrasts it with other forms of political SF. Steam in the 19th century, electricity in the turn of the century to WW2 (as well as mechanical power), atomic/nuclear power in the 50-60s, the integrated circuit in the 70s-80s and genetic mapping in the 90s. Back to the Future Part II remains an exciting sci-fi adventure that also works as a satire of Reagan-era America.
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Tales from the Black Hart

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We already explored some of the best movie prequels as well as the best remakes out there. The movie continues adventures of army veterans led by captain Malcolm Reynolds (Nathan Fillion) abroad their space ship Firefly as they try to make a living at the fringes of law and civilization. After Stanley Kubrick 's landmark 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), the science fiction film genre was taken more seriously. But such dangers are raised in many other contemporary novels, in several of Greg Bear's recent works, for instance, including Blood Music (1985), The Forge of God (1987) and its sequel Anvil of Stars (1992), and Queen of Angels (1990).
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Dauntless (Sleep Saga Book 1)

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Until then, this is my wiki entry and I can write whatever I want HAHAHAAAAAA I LIKE CHEESE Robot; in the Reddit AMA, he says his main influences are “real hackers and programmers.” But it’s hard not to notice a few powerful resonances with William Gibson’s Neuromancer —and if they’re accidental, it only underlines the extent to which Neuromancer‘s literary DNA is embedded in the culture. Was PKD being jacked into the universal Matrix broadcast from RFA?
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Eclipse Penumba (A Song Called Youth Book 2)

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Cybernetic arms and legs, robotic bodies, and the like are common in cyberpunk worlds. And while postcyberpunk worlds may be grim, they are usually not true dystopias. Like cyberpunk, Rick and Morty uses science fiction to tell stories that are socially conscious. Nobel Laureate Doris Lessing wrote a series of SF novels, Canopus in Argos, and nearly all of Kurt Vonnegut 's works contain science fiction premises or themes. Brian Aldiss writes in Trillion Year Spree: The History of Science Fiction (1986): "Science fiction is the search for definition of man and his status in the universe which will stand in our advanced but confused state of knowledge (science)" (p. 25).
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Neptune Road: Rocket Angels 1-20

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But as Lance gets to know what Eidolon stands for, he becomes less and less certain he's on the right side... If your story takes place on an alien world or even on an Earth very different than this one, you might want to put some thought into developing the culture of that people or world. In 2009, James Cameron 's Avatar garnered worldwide box office success, and would later become the highest-grossing movie of all time. I also wish to disassociate myself from the originator of the ‘Rabid Puppies’ campaign.
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Free Sparrow Chronicles

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The exploration of the relationship between humans and computers is at the core of these stories. Syfy features science fiction, drama, supernatural, fantasy, reality, paranormal, wrestling, and horror programming. Series offer the satisfaction of following the characters and situations over the course of several books to prolong the adventure. Obviously not long enough if Case allows himself to get caught in the ICE. I'm a fool for military drum rhythms and the sound of British police cars. 1980's "War Games' can be found on the album "Do Animals Believe In God?".
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The Hope of the Stormed Clash

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You can dance to some of it, but it's not recommended. The story was first printed in the November 1983 issue of Amazing Science Fiction Stories. Now, some night, you get maybe too artistic, you wind up in the clinic tanks, spare parts." "You're breaking my heart, Ratz." Good science fiction is provocative in the best sense: it encourages thoughtful examination of the world we live in to see what it could become in the best and worst of all possible worlds.
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Glitch Rain

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According to Wikipedia, the three great pyramids of Giza were actually built to house three libraries – one for hard science fiction, one for soft science fiction, and one for science fantasy. Do you see any connection between Burroughs and cyberpunk? Lisa Mason’s classic cyberpunk about an ambitious young mediator who must confront a terrifying presence haunting her telelink. The 1990s saw revivals of interest in the subgenres of hard science fiction (stories based on solving a problem using knowledge of science or technology) and space opera (stories set in outer space), as well as the flowering of alternate history fiction (stories set in a world resulting from a key event or decision that differs from what actually happened in history).
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The Beam: Season Three

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The book has a cyberpunkish feel to it in that most of the characters are augmented in various ways and definitely on the down and out, but it also lacks (quite intentionally, it should be noted) the adrenaline-driven plotting of traditional cyberpunk fiction. If you’re visiting the future, you really want to have a few of the “shit, could they do that?” moments. It was demolished between 1993-1994, however, so the amount of cyber was limited.
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Central Station

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These writers create a world where individuals can download their consciousness into computers and thus live forever as in Gibson's Neuromancer, where the mind can be re-entered and reprogrammed as in Pat Cadigan's Mind Games, or where we can live most of the time in imaginary identities, as in much of Stephenson's works. As in classic hardboiled detective fiction (like, the lines of alliance are constantly shifting, and you never know whom you can trust. Melzer's investigation makes it clear that feminist writings and readings of science fiction are part of a feminist critique of existing power relations—and that the alien constructions (cyborgs, clones, androids, aliens, and hybrids) that populate postmodern science fiction are as potentially empowering as they are threatening.
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