After cyberpunk had its day, a more mature, less countercultural successor to it emerged, known as postcyberpunk. In this episode, we explore what makes it distinctive and how it ties in with the ideas of transhumanism.
Book recommendation: Existence by David Brin.
Other books discussed:
Permutation City by Greg Egan
The Imperial Radch/Ancillary trilogy by Ann Leckie
Accelerando by Charles Stross (free download)
Blindsight by Peter Watts
Charles Stross’s “crib sheet” on Accelerando.