Veronica Hollinger (essay date spring 1990)
SOURCE: Hollinger, Veronica. “Cybernetic Deconstructions: Cyberpunk and Postmodernism.” Mosaic 23, no. 2 (spring 1990): 29-44.
[In the following essay, Hollinger views cyberpunk in its relation to postmodernism, genre science fiction, and literary realism.]
If, as Fredric Jameson has argued, postmodernism is our contemporary cultural dominant (“Logic” 56), so equally is technology “our historical context, political and personal,” according to Teresa de Lauretis: “Technology is now, not only in a distant, science fictional future, an extension of our sensory capacities; it shapes our perceptions and cognitive processes, mediates our relationships with...
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