I had a great time this morning answering questions for a Spanish reviewer about Archangel Protocol (e-book!). He reminded me how much I loved cyberpunk as a genre.
During the late-80s and early-90s, I was a huge cyberpunk fan. I read pretty much everything I could find that fit the genre, though I'm sure I still missed plenty of the classics. Though it's funny how quickly "the Movement" died out, even though I can't imagine a time when its themes and tropes are, in many ways, still very relevant. Even so, I remember sitting listening to a panel at a Boston WorldCon, maybe (or Baltimore?), in the early part of my career, when I was still writing in the AngeLINK series in the mid-90s, listening to the panelists explain that cyberpunk was long dead. I feel like I might even have been sitting next to Melissa Scott (who'd written TROUBLE AND HER FRIENDS right about the same time), but that might just be wishful remembering.
At any rate, I kind of miss cyberpunk.
I miss the hackers and the punks and the edgy worlds full of drugs and implants and bioware. I miss the cool, sarcastic hero/heroines and the funky lingo.
Anyone else up for revisiting it? Shall we start a second Movement or perhaps... a revolution? If nothing else, I might have to go and try rereading some of my collection. I wonder how DINER AT THE DEVIANT'S PALACE holds up after all this time....