Cyberpunk features non-establishment antiheroes and computer culture elements, borrowing some elements from film noir and hardboiled detective fiction. This subgenre is often paired with Dystopian as it typically shows a broken, nihilistic, electronic society, sometimes referred to as “high tech low life”. The most common method for fixing society is destruction.  Cyberpunk stories often serve as a call to action to readers to rebel against what’s wrong in society.


Neuromancer by William Gibson

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick

Lethe by Tricia Sullivan

Company Town by Madeline Ashby 

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