publication date: Friday, April 5, 2013 (part of Spring 2013)

category: Internet

clue: When Billy Idol wanted to go cyberpunk, he consulted this editor of Wired and Boing Boing.

explanation: Frauenfelder is a blogger and editor primarily interested in cyberculture. He was a consultant on Billy Idol's concept album Cyberpunk. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Mike Rothstein, and Steve Dunn

Cyberpunk'd: Cyberpunk fiction depicts futuristic worlds where technology can do anything except free humanity from its nihilistic dystopia. These six visionaries have developed the genre in different mediums. It's up to you to name them all, and that's no April Fools prank.

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