Cyberpunk and the Sci-Fi Curve

Really interesting!

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Cyberpunk and the Sci-Fi Curve

Cyberpunk is a fan favorite literary, film, and gaming niche within science fiction, which has long since turned into a “supergenre;” sci-fi plays host to many popular subgenres (among them steampunk, alternate history, and post-apocalyptic survival). What sets cyberpunk apart from the rest, in addition to its recent rise in popularity, is the fact that it seems poised to fall in line with the sci-fi curve—in ways which its progenitors probably weren’t expecting.

This attribution is something which is normally associated with classic, mainstream science fiction, often of the “harder” (more realistically detailed) variety. It is frequently associated with names like Arthur C. Clarke, Gene Roddenberry, and Isaac Asimov, and even with such venerable writers as Jules Verne and H. G. Wells. Thousands of terrified radio listeners would certainly attest to the all-too-horrifying detail of Wells’ War of the Worlds.


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Writing Prompt: Week 9. #specfic

Author Kyle Perkins

Speculative Fiction Emporium Writing Prompt Winner!!!

Congratulations to Jennifer Long for winning this week’s writing prompt in Speculative Fiction Emporium!

PROMPT: “A demon is assigned to follow and terrorize a child, only to find that the child is far more evil than the demon can even comprehend.”

I’ve always been a bit of a klutz, and that’s putting it mildly. I was that awkward girl with the wild frizzy hair, freckles, and long legs. Instead of becoming a super model, all my perfect figure brought me was bruises and scars. I tripped over everything, and sometimes even nothing. That’s what finally caused my demise at the innocent age of eighteen. Yeah, I was that girl who tripped down the subway stairs and tumbled right in front of an oncoming subway. That was just the beginning though. It turns out that there really is a tunnel with a light at the…

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Bizarre Interviews with Kyle Perkins-Week 11.

Author Kyle Perkins

by Kyle Perkins.

This week we have Nik Angela! Let’s jump in.

Question 1: Who are you, and what do you write?

I’m Nik Angela and I write contemporary and historical romance…or anything else that haunts my mind and robs my sleep until I write it down.

Question 2: What’s the “anything else” that haunts your mind? Butt stuff?
Not particularly…but….first time for everything I suppose.
Question 3: As long as you’re open to it. How long have you been an author?
Doors are never closed. I’ve been an author as in published since last February…but been writing since I was a teenager.
Question 4: When you were a teenager, did you write about historical romance, or about stuff like ponies?

It was the 90’s. Picture angry, middle class girl…I was Daria. So of course it was totally angst-filled stories about the soccer captain who didn’t know I existed.

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