Cyberpunk master’s thesis bibliography.

Last week I provided a Cyberpunk 101 reading list in response to some discussion over on Twitter about the game Cyberpunk 2077. As follow-up, I ordered a copy of my master’s thesis (“The Evolution of the Myth of the Frontier in Cyberpunk”, Bowling Green State University, 1995). It came, and I made a thread about what I wrote in the thesis. (Well, I’ll write that thread tomorrow).

For anyone curious, here’s the bibliography of cited works in the thesis. (Keep in mind all this is as of 1995, so naturally twenty-five years out of date) (Also keep in mind that I read a hell of a lot more books than I cited–the bibliography is the only a fraction of my research).

Altman, Robert. McCabe & Mrs. Miller. Los Angeles: Warner Brothers, 1971.

Baird, Wilhelmina. Clipjoint. New York: Ace Books, 1994.

Baird, Wilhelmina. Crashcourse. New York: Ace Books, 1993.

Besher, Alexander. Rim. New York: HarperCollins West, 1994.

Birnbaum, Alfred, ed. Monkey Brain Sushi. New York: Kodansha America, Inc. 1991.

Brand, Max. Ambush at Torture Canyon. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1931.

Bukatman, Scott. Terminal Identity. Durham: Duke University Press. 1993.

Bull, Emma. Bone Dance. New York: Ace, 1991.

Cadigan, Pat. Fools. New York: Bantam Books, 1992.

Cadigan, Pat. Mindplayers. Bantam Books, 1987.

Cadigan, Pat. Synners. New York: Bantam Books, 1991.

Carpenter, John. Escape from New York. Los Angeles, CA: AVCO Embassy Pictures, 1981.

Cawelti, John. Adventure. Mystery and Romance. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1976.

Cawelti, John G. The Six-Gun Mystique. Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green University Popular Press, 1970.

Chandler, Raymond. The Raymond Chandler Omnibus. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964.

Chandler, Raymond. The Simple Art of Murder. New York: Ballantine, 1939.

Clem, Ralph, Martin Harry Greenberg and Joseph Olander. The City 2000 AD: Urban Life Through Science Fiction. Greenwich, CT: Fawcett Crest, 1976.

Clute, John, and Peter Nichols, eds. The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1993.

Davis, Mike. City of Quartz. New York: Vintage Books, 1990.

De Lint, Charles. Svaha. New York: Ace Books, 1989.

Dunn, J.R. This Side of Judgment. New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1994.

Durgnat, Raymond, and Scott Simmon. “Six Creeds That Won the Western.” Film Comment. v16 n5, Sept-Oct 1980, pp. 66.

Effinger, George Alec. The Exile Kiss. New York: Bantam Spectra Books, 1992.

Effinger, George Alec. A Fire in the Sun. New York: Bantam Spectra Books, 1990.

Effinger, George Alec. When Gravity Fails. New York: Bantam Spectra Books, 1988.

Ford, John. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1962.

Ford, John. My Darling Clementine. Los Angeles: 20th Century Fox, 1946.

Ford, John. The Searchers. Los Angeles: Warner Brothers, 1956.

Ford, John. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon. Los Angeles: RKO Radio Pictures, 1949.

Ford, John. Stagecoach. Los Angeles: United Artists, 1939.

Gibson, William. Burning Chrome. New York: Ace Books, 1987.

Gibson, William. Count Zero. New York: Ace Books, 1987.

Gibson, William. Mona Lisa Overdrive. New York: Bantam Spectra Books, 1989.

Gibson, William. Neuromancer. New York: Ace Books, 1984.

Gibson, William. Virtual Light. New York: Bantam Books, 1993.

Grella, George. “Murder and the Mean Streets: The HardBoiled Detective Novel.” Contempora, March: 1970.

Grey, Zane. Riders of the Purple Sage. New York: Pocket, 1912.

Groden, Michael, and Martin Kreiswirth. The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994.

Hammett, Dashiell. The Novels of Dashiell Hammett. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1965.

Hogan, Ernest. High Aztech. New York: Tor Books, 1992.

Jacobson, Karie, ed. Simulations. New York: Citadel Press, 1993.

Jameson, Frederic. Postmodernism. or the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism. Durham: Duke University Press, 1991.

Jeter, K.W. Dr. Adder. New York: Signet, 1984.

Jeter, K.W. The Glass Hammer. New York: Bluejay Books Inc., 1985.

Kadrey, Richard. Metrophage. London: Victor Gollancz, Ltd., 1988.

Kaminisky, Len and Mark Buckingham. Ghost Rider 2099. New York: Marvel Comics, 1994-1995.

Kelly, James Patrick. Wildlife. New York: Tor, 1994.

Kerr, Philip. A Philosophical Investigation. New York: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 1993.

L’Amour, Louis. Hondo. New York: Bantam, 1953.

Landrum, Larry N., Pat Browne and Ray B. Browne. Dimensions of Detective Fiction. Bowling Green, OH: Popular Press, 1976.

Leone, Sergio. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Los Angeles, CA: United Artists, 1966.

Leiber, Fritz. The Best of Fritz Leiber. New York: Ballantine Books, 1974.

Lethem, Jonathan. Gun. with Occasional Music. New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1994.

Longo, Robert. Johnny Mnemonic. Los Angeles: TriStar Pictures, 1995.

Maddox, Tom. Halo. New York: Tor Books, 1991.

Marcus, Greil. Lipstick Traces. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1989.

Marsden, Michael T. “Savior in the Saddle: The Sagebrush Testament.” From Nachbar, Jack, ed. Focus on the Western. New York: Prentice-Hall, 1974.

Mason, Lisa. Arachne. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1990.

Mccaffery, Larry, ed. Avant-Pop: Fiction for A Daydream Nation. Boulder, CO; Black Ice Books, 1993.

Mccaffery, Larry, ed. Storming the Reality Studio. Durham: Duke University Press, 1991.

McDonald, Ian. Scissors Cut Paper Wrap Stone. New York: Bantam Spectra Books, 1994.

McDonald, Ian. Terminal Cafe. New York: Bantam Spectra Books, 1994.

McElroy, Joseph. Plus. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc., 1976.

McHale, Brian. Constructing Postmodernism. New York: Routledge, 1992.

McHale, Brian. Postmodernist Fiction. New York: Routledge, 1987.

McHugh, Maureen. “Virtual Love.” In The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, volume 86, no. 1 (January 1994): 95-105.

Nachbar, Jack, ed. Focus on the Western. New York: Prentice Hall, 1974.

Mixon, Laura J. Glass Houses. New York: Tor, 1992.

Mogen, David. Wilderness Visions. San Bernadino, CA: The Borgo Press, 1982.

Mooney, Ted. Easy Travel to Other Planets. New York: Vintage Contemporaries, 1981.

Murakami, Haruki. Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World. New York: Vintage International, 1993.

Nachbar, Jack. “Horses, Harmony, Hope and Hormones: Western Movies, 1930-1946.” Journal of the West, v22 #4, pp. 24-33.

Newman, Kim. The Night Mayor. New York: Carroll & Graf Publisher, Inc, 1990.

Odom, Mel. Lethal Interface. New York: Roe Science Fiction, 1992.

Perriman, Cole. Terminal Games. New York: Bantam Books, 1994.

Pronzini, Bill, and Martin H. Greenberg, eds. The Arbor House Treasury of Great Western Stories. New York: Arbor House, 1982.

Quick, W.T. Dreams of Flesh and Sand. New York: Signet, 1988.

Quick, W.T. Dreams of Gods and Men. New York: Signet, 1989.

Ratti, Oscar, and Adele Westbrook. Secrets of the Samurai. Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1987.

Rucker, Rudy. Live Robots. New York: AvoNova, 1994.

Scott, Melissa. Trouble and Her Friends. New York: Tor Books, 1994.

Scott, Ridley. Blade Runner. Los Angeles: Warner Brothers, 1982.

Shiner, Lewis. Frontera. New York: Baen Enterprises, 1984.

Shirley, John. Eclipse. New York: Popular Library, 1985.

Slotkin, Richard. The Fatal Environment: The Myth of the Frontier in the Age of Industrialization. 1800-1890. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1985.

Slotkin, Richard. Gunfighter Nation: The Myth of the Frontier in Twentieth-Century America. New York: Atheneum, 1992.

Slotkin, Richard. Regeneration Through Violence: The Mythology of the American Frontier. 1600-1800. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1973.

Slusser, George, and Tom Shippey, eds. Fiction 2000: Cyberpunk and the Future of Narrative. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1992.

Spinrad, Norman. Little Heroes. New York: Bantam Spectra Books, 1987.

Stephenson, Neal. Snow Crash. New York: Bantam Spectra Books, 1993.

Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Ace Science Fiction, 1989.

Sterling, Bruce, ed. Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk Anthology. New York: Ace Science Fiction, 1986.

Stevens, George. Shane. Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1953.

Storey, John. An Introductory Guide to Cultural Theory and Popular Culture. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1993.

Sturges, John. The Magnificent Seven. Los Angeles: United Artists, 1960.

Swickard, Charles, William S. Hart, and Clifford Smith. Hell’s Hinges. Culver City, CA: Triangle Film Corporation, 1916.

Thomas, Sue. Correspondence. Woodstock, NY: Overlook Press, 1991.

Tompkins, Jane. West of Everything. New York: Oxford University Press, Inc, 1992.

Vinge, Vernor. Marooned in Realtime. New York: Baen Books, 1986.

Williams, Walter J. Hardwired. New York: Tor Books, 1986.

Wister, Owen. The Virginian. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1960.

Witney, William. Twilight in the Sierras. Los Angeles: Republic Pictures, 1950.

Womack, Jack. Ambient. New York: Tor Books, 1987.

Womack, Jack. Heathern. New York: Tor Books, 1990.

Womack, Jack. Random Acts of Senseless Violence. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1993.

Wright, Will. Sixguns & Society. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1975.

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