Paolo Bacigalupi (Windup Girl, Ship Breaker) tar ordet i Wired, både for å minnes og kalle på en kurskorreksjon i fantastisk litteratur. Har litteratene nok en gang mistet tråden?
Cyberpunk felt urgent. It wasn’t the future 15 minutes out—it was the future sideswiping you and leaving you in a full-body cast as it passed by.
It was a desperately needed course correction. Science fiction had lost the thread of reality. Human beings weren’t going to the moon; we were going digital. Someone needed to grab the genre by the lapels and yank it around—force writers to look at the present moment and decipher its implications.
The thing is, we’re starting to hit another course correction.