A genre of science-fiction which commonly combines aspects of film-noir and dystopia and focuses on the technology of the future: specifically dealing with human/computer interaction and 'cyberspace'. Neuromancer, by William Gibson, is considered to be the archetype for the genre.

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Paris, the catacombs, anti-gravity skate punks

There was a book I read in the 90's, I guess. Set in Paris, it followed a bunch of punks who spent their time having firework fights in the catacombs under Paris, skating the streets on their ...
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Why doesn't Neuromancer want to merge with Wintermute?

In William Gibson's novel Neuromancer, we come to learn that the final heist at Villa Straylight, and the events leading up to it, have largely been orchestrated by the artificial intelligence ...
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Help me identify a book - possibly cyberpunk - morse code in raindrops

Someone on a forum I frequent once posted an excerpt from what I presume was a book, I don't remember whether they ever quoted the title, but if they did, it's long passed from my memory. I was hoping ...
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Looking for a trio of cyberpunkish books about a character named swordfish

Looking for a trio of cyberpunkish books about a character named swordfish that were written in the 70's or 80's....there was a main female character and some kind of hologram suit.
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Trying to find an old offbeat scifi/fantasy book title

This is a long shot, but I'm trying to find a book I read a decade ago. It was science fiction/fantasy, had a review mentioning how it would make a good gift for a unix sysadmin on the front, had a ...
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Looking for the title to a cyberpunk book from 80-90's that mentioned Jesus was a terrorist

I have been trying to find the title of the book, the main guy was a bodyguard and it was set during a US-Russian land war. It mentioned the Dead Sea Scrolls and they found out Jesus was a terrorist. ...
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Help identifying a cyberpunk novel from the early 90s?

I'd really REALLY like to dig up a book I read years back when I was getting through a lot of cyberpunk in the early 90s. What I can remember: The main character was a japanese guy, I think called ...
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Cyberpunk/Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi series from the 90s or 00s based in Manhattan

A friend and I are trying to find an old book series, probably by a Christian author, that we read in the late 90s or early 2000s. It takes place after the "Water Wars," and fresh water is super ...
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What is a good one-sentence explanation for the difference between Steampunk and Cyberpunk?

I'm vaguely aware of the difference of these genres but I haven't been able to come up with a short, concise and precise, definitive one-liner to explain the difference to people who don't know the ...
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Story Identification - sci fi novel with nanotech [closed]

It takes place in a desert city (Mojave, I think) - there is nanotech, a fair amount of dystopia, genetic modification, and I think someone sprouts wings in the end...kind of cyberpunk-ish.
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In Gibson's Sprawl trilogy, why did Wintermute split itself into the different Loas?

Neuromancer is one of my favorite novels due to its evocative prose, and vivid descriptions. However, I feel like sometimes I can't quite figure out some details. One thing that has puzzled me is why ...
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Looking for the name and author of a vaguely remembered sci-fi/cyberpunk-ish book from the 80's

I'm trying to find an old sci-fi book. The trouble is, I read it a long time ago, and read many books in the mean time, so my recollection is a little hazy, but here goes… It's sci-fi, set in the ...
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What is the meaning of wasps nest symbolism from Neuromancer?

What is the meaning of wasps nest symbolism from Neuromancer ? When Case had some mental problems he recalled a memory of a broken wasps nest a few times.
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What is the password at the end of Neuromancer?

I just finished William Gibson's Neuromancer and I'm still puzzled by the famous password that Lady 3Jane is the only one to know, the password needed to remove the restraining bolt on Wintermute. ...
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Capturing the essence of Cyberpunk

I'm looking to make a social and alternate reality game that will be heavily cyberpunk themed. Like a significant portion of computer programmers my age, I was influenced heavily by "The Matrix" when ...
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Who is the inventor of cyberpunk?

Is there one person or creator cited as the inventor of cyberpunk?