Douglas Lain, who’s Wave of Mutilation was probably my favorite novel of the last few years (because how can you not love science fiction that manages to make you ponder the significance of “The Monster at the End of This Book”?) is now blogging for Tor.com. His first post is on Jack Womack’s cyberpunk thriller Ambient and also about the cyberpunk genre in general.
Cyberpunk was a contradictory genre just as the Walker Art Center exhibit was contradictory. On the one hand, it was a genre that criticized and even lamented a society dominated by information technology and multinational capitalism, but on the other it was a literature that understood what it meant to live in a world wherein the financial sector could roam free.
Well worth the read, in fact it’s probably worth bookmarking for the future.