30 Years of Future: Essential Cyberpunk


Via iO9, Diana Biller writes:

It’s now been over three decades since cyberpunk first exploded, and in that time we’ve seen gorgeous movies, read fascinating books, and seen dozens of offshoots like steampunk (and my new favorite, deco punk) develop. Here are the 21 cyberpunk books you absolutely must read.

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Yesterday’s Art of Tomorrow


This io9 article comes to Bill Ectric’s Place through a circuitous route.  Ian Phillips posted a comment on Joachim Boaz’s blog, Adventures In Science Fiction Cover Art. The io9 article is written by Ron Miller, who begins:

Morris Scott Dollens is best known to aging SF fans as one of the most prolific space artists who ever lived. For decades there was rarely a convention art show that didn’t feature half a dozen or more of his small-scale astronomical paintings. Unable to afford to attend many cons himself, he mailed hundreds of these to shows all over the country.”

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