Český literární kyberpunk a otázka žánru

Title in English Czech literary cyberpunk and the question of genre
Authors

KOTÁSEK Miroslav

Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Česká literatura
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Citation
Keywords genology; science fiction; cyberpunk
Description The article attempts to outline the "genre field" of cyberpunk. It is argued that several aspects have to be taken into consideration when the field is being mapped out. In the specific case of Czech cyberpunk it is the way science fiction in general is conceived in society (both by fans and academic discourse), the level of knowledge as far as its Anglo-American counterparts are concerned, the position of computer technology within society, the publishing opportunities, and the pressure from other sub-genres of the fantastic.