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Earlier examples of cyberpunk exist. For example Tiptree's The Girl Who Was Plugged In is so modern, could have been published today. Dick said that he was greatly influenced by this story as was Gibson for Neuromancer.

The common ancestor is Alfred Bester's The Stars My Destination (1956, on the list). World-spanning megacorps, globetrotting anti-hero, bizarre subcultures, explorations in transhumanism – it's all there, rocket-powered. Highly recommended.

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