proto-cyberpunk

Technology as a Tool for Alienation: an Analysis of Cyberpunk’s Core

Preface Having dabbled in creative writing, I often find myself dissecting categories of fiction to isolate what makes them unique. It’s my belief that every mode of storytelling can be boiled d...

Simulacron-3 - German edition cover art (detail).

Drum Memory Blues: a review of proto-cyberpunk novel Simulacron-3 (1964)

Daniel F. Galouye’s 1964 proto-cyberpunk novel Simulacron-3 takes place in a world where opinion polls are mandatory. As you stroll the sidewalk, someone might come to you with a notepad, flash a badg...

La Jetée is a Still Journey Through Cyberpunk Time

La Jetée is a short film, written and directed by Chris Marker in 1962, that is best known for inspiring Terry Gilliam’s 12 Monkeys and subsequently the SyFy television series. La Jetée has had ...