Is the Cyberpunk category not a tad redundant? EVE is all cyberpunk isn't it? Or would it be better to describe EVE as Transhumanist which would allow for a certain kind of chronicle to be termed Cyberpunk?
Jmarr Hygund (@Mandrill)
Good question. EVE has definite cyberpunk flavors, but a good deal of its fiction doesn't venture clearly into that territory, if at all - viz. The Shrinking Skin, Houses of the Holy, Murder and Creation, etc. I'd say we could file things like the Mercenaries stories under Cyberpunk, and things like The Precious Tableau.
I wouldn't call it transhumanist because we still have such immense social segregation: If you're an Amarr Holder you've got a good shot at living a long assisted life, but if you're a low Caldari worker (or a Minmatar slave), you may not. It's a perception we try to fight: EVE does take place in the far future, but its technological marvels aren't available to more than a subsection of its populace. So not everyone has reached the age of advancement that would be required to call the fictional world transhuman.
Maybe "SF" is just the best moniker, all in all. "Dystopian SF", even. :-)--CCP Abraxas 16:30, 6 February 2012 (GMT)
I'll have to think about that a bit. Aside from the little ref: tags, we try not to have links point people away from the Portal, unless it's to the other Portal we set up.--CCP Abraxas 16:30, 6 February 2012 (GMT)
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