This course will take a deep look into cyberpunk, including its tropes, prominent authors, and notable works, with a side trip into cyberfunk, which incorporates elements of Afrofuturism, and Japanese anime and manga.


Starting date

Always Available


3 weeks



A few more words about this course

This course attempts to fill the knowledge gaps that exist about this science fiction subgenre and will identify the elements that make cyberpunk stand apart from other subgenres.
Throughout this course you will discover:

  • Cyberpunk has its roots in the New Wave literature movement
  • Who coined the term "cyberpunk"
  • Its stylistic conventions
  • Its influence on Japanese anime and manga
  • And more!

K. Ceres Wright, M.A.

Author; President, Diverse Writers and Artists of Speculative Fiction
Ceres received her master’s degree in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA, and her thesis novel for the program, Cog, was published by Dog Star Books in 2013. Wright’s science fiction poem, "Doomed," was a nominee for the Rhysling Award, the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s highest honor. Her stories, articles, and poems have appeared in the Locus Award–winning Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia Butler; FIYAH Literary Magazine; Bram Stoker Award Finalist Sycorax’s Daughters; The Museum of All Things Awesome and that Go Boom; award-winning Many Genres, One Craft; and many others. She also has an article, "Afrofuturism and the Intersectionality of Black Feminism, Civil Rights, the Space Race, and Hip Hop," in the upcoming anthology, BOOGIE DOWN PREDICTIONS: Hip-Hop, Time, and Afrofuturism. She is Founder and President of DWASF.
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