Monday, February 1, 2010


We are the ELECTRONIC MINDS, a group of free-minded rebels. Cyberpunks.
We live in Cyberspace, we are everywhere, we know no boundaries. 

The Cyberpunk Project 

Some of you might have already noticed a bookmark to a website called The Cyberpunk Project in the freelinks sections. It has been there from day one with the intention to inform you about cyberpunk.. someday.
Today, 8 months later, is that day.

The Cyberpunk Project (TCP) is a remotely available data-well net of files about cyberpunk subculture, cyberpunk science-fiction and general cyberculture in the form of collected information. It is the result of years of gathering data and sorting it, to compile a host of cyberpunk-information related documents and work. Launched in 1996 and actively supported until 8 years ago (2002).


The birth of Cyberpunk

The novel that started it all, launching the cyberpunk generation, and the first novel to win the holy trinity of science fiction: the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award and the Philip K. Dick Award was Neuromancer by William Gibson, who introduced the world to cyberspace--and science fiction which has never been the same.

Case was the hottest computer cowboy cruising the information superhighway--jacking his consciousness into cyberspace, soaring through tactile lattices of data and logic, rustling encoded secrets for anyone with the money to buy his skills. Then he double-crossed the wrong people, who caught up with him in a big way--and burned the talent out of his brain, micron by micron. Banished from cyberspace, trapped in the meat of his physical body, Case courted death in the high-tech underworld. Until a shadowy conspiracy offered him a second chance--and a cure--for a price.... - Amazon

Neuromancer is a fitting commemoration of the tenth anniversary of publication of Gibson's Nebula, Hugo, and Philip K. Dick Award-winning novel. The text is abridged, read by the author, and enhanced with music, sound effects, and other audio engineering. The plot contains sex, drugs, black market body parts, virtual reality, electronic relationships, pleasure palaces, murder, mayhem, cloned assassins, and intrigue in cyberspace, with nary a virtual nice guy in the mix. Wow! There's just enough time to take a deep breath between cassettes, as the listener is bombarded with strong language, tumultuous violence, and compelling imagery. Terrific stuff. Gibson's horrifying vision of our terrible headlong rush to nowhere is a must for science fiction and adult fiction collections.

Neuromancer by William Gibson
Read the bible of Cyberpunk at TCP  (or download)

The Sprawl Trilogy 

Neuromancer was the first novel in a trilogy set called The Sprawl Trilogy followed by Count Zero in '86 and two years later the novel Mona Lisa Overdrive. The novels are all set in the same fictional future, and are subtly interlinked by shared characters and themes (which are not always readily apparent).

Read Count Zero at TCP (or download) and Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson, only available in a online version, also at TCP (ofcourse).

to be continued..