A kind of science fiction, mode of discourse, set of attitudes, etc, that combines scientific interests, esp computers, with the punk ethos: The book was pieced togather from cybernetics and punk. Within this odd pairing lurks the essence of cyberpunk/ Cyberpunk caters to the wish-fulfillment requirements of male teenagers(mid-1980s+)
A person who admires computers, esp one who uses them recreationally (late 1980s+)
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Encyclopedia Article for cyberpunks
a science-fiction subgenre characterized by countercultural antiheroes trapped in a dehumanized, high-tech future.
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