cyberpunk

  1. pattontank12

    Timeline Planning: World of futures past
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    So what is this?: Well like the title suggests this is initial planning faze for a timeline I've had in the back of my head for nearly a year now. What's it about?: The main theme is about alternate technological development and how the earlier development of certain technologies would effect...
  2. Born in the USSA

    Anybody else read Summerland?

    I just finished Hannu Rajaniemi's Summerland and was curious if anybody else had read it? It's an alternate history spy thriller about the hunt for a Soviet mole hidden high up in the British espionage establishment, with only one problem: he's already dead, which is going to make catching him a...
  3. pattontank12

    AHC: A Cassette Futurist Late 20th Century?

    From the period of 1979 all the way up to 2000 science fiction authors, directors and artists envisioned a future both familiar yet alien to us. With such films as Alien, Blade Runner and even Ghost in the Shell describing a future of advance genetic engineering, cybernetics that bridge the gap...
  4. The various *-punk eras in the former East Bloc and the Soviet Union

    How do you think the various eras of aesthetics, technology and social mores, whose categorizations have been given the names of Steampunk, Dieselpunk, Atompunk, Cassette Futurism, and Cyberpunk in modern Western pop culture and literature, can be applied to the 20th century Soviet Union and the...
  5. coffeebreakcigarette

    AHC : Technology Advanced As Ridley Scott's Blade Runner & Alien By The 1980s/1990s Or Like Fallout 1,2,3,4

    With a POD starting the first of January 1900, you have to make a world where technology is advanced like the 2020s of Ridley Scott Blade Runner and/or Alien or like the Fallout series. Excluding replicants.
  6. AHC/WI Japan continues to be the high-tech, futuristic wonderland of the 1980s?

    What if by the 2010s, Japan continues to be a country that seems like to be at least 30 years ahead of the USA and Western Europe in technological development, and also completely free from the West's moral constraints, similar to its 1980s image? By the 2020s, Japan continues to be seen as a...
  7. Kerguelen

    The Timeline of Cyberpunk 2077

    CD Projekt Red's upcoming video game, Cyberpunk 2077 has become widely anticipated across the world, with previews of the game showing us the corporates and criminals that run the underbelly of Night City. But to understand what transformed America into the neon dystopia we see in Cyberpunk, we...
  8. Cyber- And Steampunk--How to Make Either a Reality

    Cybperpunk's most basic definition is a genre of science fiction set in a lawless subculture of an oppressive society dominated by computer technology. Other subgenres have branched out from cyberpunk, the most notable of which being "steampunk", which is defined as a genre of science...
  9. KuboCaskett

    Cyberpunk media and WWIII

    You know, I know of two Cyberpunk media that have a vague Third World War occurring in the setting's backstory, Akira and Ghost in the Shell (though that one also had a Fourth World War which is also equally vague). So I wonder if there are a couple or I'm just asking a silly question if there...
  10. Petike

    Cyberpunk without the influence of Blade Runner

    Bruce Bethke and William Gibson are still alive and kicking and writing the earliest clear-cut cyberpunk works during the early 1980s. But, in this particular ATL... Blade Runner was never made (or never finished). How will this change the esthetic choices associated with cyberpunk, whether it...
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