Cyberpunk and the Dilemmas of Postmodern Narrative: The Example of William Gibson

  title={Cyberpunk and the Dilemmas of Postmodern Narrative: The Example of William Gibson},
  author={Claire Sponsler},
  journal={Contemporary Literature},
n recent years science fiction has with some success struggled against its ghettoization as lowbrow genre fiction. Readers and critics have defended science fiction as having not only a tradition of its own but also considerable overlap with modernist and postmodernist literature. Simultaneously, theorists like Fredric Jameson, Jean Baudrillard, and Donna Haraway have turned to SF as, in Annette Kuhn's words, "a privileged cultural site for enactments of the postmodern condition" (178). Indeed… 

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