Term of Award
Master of Arts in English (M.A.)
Document Type and Release Option
Thesis (open access)
Department of Literature and Philosophy
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Millions of people enter cyberspace on some level daily. This new technology has infiltrated society rapidly since the first computers were networked. Interestingly, cyberpunk, a sub-genre of science fiction, depicted cyberspace many years before mainstream society had ever conceived of it. This thesis explores the changes in science fictional representations of cyberspace by examining William Gibson's Neuromancer and Neal Stephenson's Snow crash. In this work I contrast the metaphysical, found nature of the first cyberpunk representation of cyberspace with the homogenized, commodified reality of the last cyberpunk representation.
Holloway, Heather, "Evolution of Cyberspace as a Landscape in Cyberpunk Novels" (2004). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 173.