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[SF] Looking for "Transhumanist Cyberpunk"

Count_Zero

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So, I enjoy the Cyberpunk sub-genre of science fiction. However, recently, I've found that the "Cyberpunk" stories I've enjoyed the most have been ones with Transhumanist themes, either directly or in-directly - Ghost in the Shell, Altered Carbon, and most recently, Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

Can anyone give me recommendations for other Cyberpunk novels, comics or video games from the past, oh, 30 years (going back to the late 80s) that have also used Transhumanist themes?
 

Once-ler

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Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson. Not cyberpunk, but Greg Bear's Hull Zero Three examined transhumanism so well that it may have changed how I feel about space exploration/colonization.
 

tallyrand

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The DC/Vertigo series Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis is pretty darn good if you are a fan of the genre and have somehow managed to avoid it for the last decade.
 

Coyote's Own

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The Takeshi Kovacs books. Their far advanced in transhumanism (having uploads which are common and the most usual way for space travel, forking and the like), but they're definitely Cyberpunk (dealing how all that tech didn't solve the problems of human nature, "strret will find it use", the priviladgedd rich vs the poor).
 

Shaira

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Hope you don't mind the shameless self-plug, but you might be interested in my novel "Mindjammer" (www.mindjammer.com) - it's transhuman space opera, with major cyberpunk themes.

Cheers,

Sarah
 

J. H. Frank

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The Takeshi Kovacs books. Their far advanced in transhumanism (having uploads which are common and the most usual way for space travel, forking and the like), but they're definitely Cyberpunk (dealing how all that tech didn't solve the problems of human nature, "strret will find it use", the priviladgedd rich vs the poor).
He mentioned Altered Carbon in the OP.
 

Coyote's Own

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He mentioned Altered Carbon in the OP.
My eye somehow sliped past that going form GiTS to Deus Ex.
:eek:
Through I think that "Woken Furies" is probably the most Cyberpunk of the novels (with the "Fallen Angels" being the least, as it almost a straight sci-fi story. Almost).
 

SJE

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Peter f. Hamilton- particularly the Void Trilogy. Also some more Stross like Glasshouse or some Iain Banks like Excession.
 

Megazver

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Transmetropolitan is the best thing ever. You should read the best thing ever.

Or Warren Ellis will make fun of you over the internet.
 
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