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.
publication date: Friday, April 5, 2013
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…
publication date: Thursday, April 4, 2013
clue: His games have concerned running from shadows, dawn on Earth, and war between mechs.
explanation: Weisman's popular video games, tabletop RPGs, and tabletop miniature games have included Shadowrun, Earthdawn, and MechWarrior. more…
publication date: Wednesday, April 3, 2013
clue: This cryptographer predicted a snowy crash for cyberculture.
explanation: Stephenson's novels include Cryptonomicon and Snow Crash. more…
Andy and Lana Wachowski
publication date: Tuesday, April 2, 2013
clue: This brother and sister (formerly brother and brother) brought cyberpunk to massive mainstream success with The Matrix. [Both names must be guessed to be correct.]
explanation: The Wachowskis (formerly Andy and Larry) wrote and directed The Matrix and its sequels. more…
multiple: This goo was of multiple famous people. Players were required to guess all names for their answers to be correct.
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Joanna Woods, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, and Scott Horowitz
publication date: Monday, April 1, 2013
clue: This neuromancer is not just a towering figure in cyberpunk and steampunk, but an accurate predictor of the Internet and our tech-driven culture.
explanation: Gibson's novel Neuromancer and other writings coined phrases like "cyberspace." more…