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Future Tense Newsletter: Beyond Cyberpunk

Jan 16, 2019 - Slate Magazine

Within science fiction today, we've got a veritable feast of subgenres and microgenres. No longer, for example, do we just have cyberpunk: There's now steampunk, biopunk, nanopunk, stonepunk, clockpunk, rococopunk, raypunk, nowpunk, atompunk, mannerpunk, salvagepunk, Trumppunk, solarpunk, sharkpunk, and even hopepunk. But, as Lee Konstantinou argues, despite the myriad new offerings, the niches seem to still be caught up on the groundbreaking ideas that the original cyberpunk movement of the ...