Updated: 2000 October 19

OK, people have asked me what cyberpunk is. Here is my stab at it. Feel free to email me differing opinions. I'm also always on the lookout for a good book, so send me any recomendations.

Before science fiction became popular, westerns were the rage. The demand for westerns died out and science fiction became popular. Writers (wanting to earn a living) started writing science fiction instead of westerns. But, the science fiction read like a space western. Main character is loner with a laser pistol going against evil looking bad guys in black hats. Then cyberpunk came along.

Cyberpunk is taking a look at the events and trends of the now and projects them into the near and not-so-near future. The heroes are not heroes -- they are flawed and are often caught up in events over which they have no control. Some are ordinary people -- a rock star fan, a security guard, a courier. Some are extraordinary people -- a cyber-cowboy, a street samurai, a mercenary. All are real. The characters have pasts, vices, allergies, details that make them seem like the person down the street -- perhaps even you.

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If you are looking for a good story to curl up with, I recommend any of the list below.

Yea, I know there are other good books out there, but I've read these and not the others.

Other non-cyberpunk stories that you may like:

Of course, there is some of my own works which can be found here.

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