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14 Essential Cyberpunk Novels

By Matt Heckler May 22, 2014

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Science fiction is known for its ability to occasionally predict the future. Isaac Asimov talked about robots way before they became a reality, and Arthur C. Clarke predicted portable computer tablets way back in 1968, to name a few. If there’s a single subgenre that has a genuinely eerie reflection on what the world has become, it is cyberpunk. Way back in the 1980s, novelists like William Gibson, Bruce Sterling, and K.W. Jeter were telling stories about future technology and its effect on society in a way that is downright creepy when you compare to where we are now. If you want to get to know the cyberpunk genre, here are some great novels to start with, from the earliest examples to the more recent novels of one of the most exciting sci-fi subgenres there is.

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Matt Heckler

Matt Heckler is a writer, book critic, musician, movie nerd, sci-fi aficionado, and awesome beard haver from Chicago. When he isn't writing for The MindHut, he is drinking tasty beverages and working on his first novel. Follow him on Twitter @androiddreamer!

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