My name is Fraser and I do a semi-weekly review on my G+ that is focused on consuming cyberpunk. I read academia on the subject, both cyberpunk and post-cyberpunk. And I consume lots of media but I really would like to consume more literature.
Typically, I’m pretty into post-cyberpunk because…well it just gets a lot better after more people contributed to it but I am interested in reading classics and have a massive backlog of titles to consume now. I’ve also been slacking.
What I’m wondering is this: is anyone interested in a monthly book club focused on the same thing? I’d like to make sure I’m reading at least one a month, and we could all choose a book and chat about it. I think it’s pretty valuable having the opinions of multiple people when I’m forming my thoughts.
I take this material and make sure the tabletop roleplaying games I’m designing have the components of the genre, as well as incorporate the character archetypes, if they’re interesting. I also just get a lot of joy from delving into this genre.
Let me know if you’re interested, I think this could be really fun, thanks!
As of now, and you should feel free to correct me if I am wrong on this, we are mostly on board with an anthology or some other fundamental first wave text. I think these would make good suggestions right now, and as a “primer” for cyberpunk the anthology would probably be best. Here are links to each: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Burning Chrome, Neuromancer, and Cyberpunk: Stories of Hardware, Software, Wetware, Evolution, and Revolution.
- Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (pre-cyberpunk inspired CP authors to write CP)
- Burning Chrome (pre-Neuromancer Sprawl book 0)
- Neuromancer (1st wave foundation of cyberpunk Sprawl book 1)
- Cyberpunk: Stories of Hardware, Software, Wetware, Evolution, and Revolution (collected short fiction of many authors which contributed to CP)
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