proto-cyberpunk n.

a writer of proto-cyberpunk works


SF Criticism

  • 1986 B. Sterling Mirrorshades Pref. p. ix page image Bruce Sterling

    These proto-cyberpunks were briefly dubbed the Mirrorshades Group.

  • 1993 G. Westfahl in Extrapolation(vol. 34, no. 2) 190 (review of Larry McCafferty’s Storming the Reality Studio: A Casebook of Cyberpunk and Postmodern Fiction) Gary Westfahl

    There are other science fiction writers—A. E. van Vogt, Jack Williamson, Charles L. Harness, even the weirder Heinlein—who could be legitimately cast as proto-cyberpunks.

Research requirements

antedating 1986

Earliest cite

Bruce Sterling, 'Mirrorshades'

Research History
Jeff Prucher submitted a 1986 cite from Bruce Sterling's preface to "Mirrorshades".

We would like cites of any date from other authors.

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