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Postcyberpunk is a distinct genre. Where it differs from cyberpunk is the characters are much more social, rather than loners. It is about improving society, rather than destroying it. Society is in a state of permanent technological innovation (The Singularity?), nanotechnology has vastly improved life and can solve most medical problems.
The reason postcyberpunk hasn't had as much impact as it should have is because film-makers haven't been doing their job since the mid-90's. Normally, movements in literature leak into film, but Hollywood has been sticking to formula and is much less willing to take a risk on upcomers with a new idea or adaptation. A postcyberpunk, live action movie could be all it takes to spark the public's interest in the genre and would breed more postcyberpunk works.
What are your thoughts on the genre?
Try to keep the autism to a minimum.
What are you working on?
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Hello, /lit/! I just finished two projects I've been juggling (one was a suburban noir screenplay, and the other was an absurdist one-act play), which means it is time to start something new! ITT share your current writing project.
I've been piecing together an idea for a one-act play about the last dinosaur on earth. With everything he once loved destroyed, he travels the smoking wasteland, meeting strange new animals along the way. During his journey he is forced to confront the unstoppable changes in his life, and find meaning in things after the rug that was his former life is pulled from under him. I want to explore themes of change, being lost, and control.
Well that's my new project. Describe what you're working on, /lit/.
Help me win a bet please - find this book
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It is a child's book. Possibly from the 60s, 70s, or 80s my edit, I think it was from the 80's, I read it between 1983-87 . I only recall two things from the book. One is a child reading from a book with warm golden light pouring out. The other is a child in a small boat with a lantern hanging from an small hook above him. The boat is shaped like a chair with a tall back that curves around with the hook for the lantern. MY EDIT I believe I remember this boat with a lantern hanging off the front of it going through a cave If anyone knows what book this is I would be forever grateful. I loved it as a child. I seem to remember the book is sort of a compilation of stories. It may not be a single story.
I could be totally wrong, but I think it was something like this book takes the kid through 3 tales, that are slightly interwoven IE NOT just like Chapter 1. the lantern does this. Chapter 2. the lantern and boy are now randomly in Egypt
I think the book flowed like he had the 1st adventure, and it lead down a river to another, and then down the river through a cave, note that it might not have been exactly 3 stories, but something in that area, and finally back in his bed at the end
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Whereto answering, the sea,
Delaying not, hurrying not,
Whisper’d me through the night, and very plainly before day-break,
Lisp’d to me the low and delicious word DEATH;
And again Death—ever Death, Death, Death,
Hissing melodious, neither like the bird, nor like my arous’d child’s heart,
But edging near, as privately for me, rustling at my feet,
Creeping thence steadily up to my ears, and laving me softly all over,
Death, Death, Death, Death, Death.