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September 2, 2012 — Leave a comment

I would argue that the significant interest directed toward the cyberpunk genre in the 1980s reflected not merely the topical appeal of computer adventure for readers, but also an interest its technologically inclined readers felt as writers – individuals already trying to write themselves into the global network, looking for vocabularies and identities to borrow and cut up in this process of self-creation.

Hicks, HJ, ‘… She’s Since Become”: Writing Bodies of Text and Bodies of Women in James Tiptree, Jr.’S” the Girl Who Was Plugged in“ and William Gibson’s” the Winter Market’, Contemporary Literature, 1996