Originally Posted by Connavar of Rigante
Agree about cyberpunks several cyberpunks i have read have had dystopian Societies. The difference they dont focus on that part as a dystopian book wouldd.
I think I'd agree with that... it's more the milieu in which they're set, rather than the focus... however, I would say that (as with the settings of the old Gothics) because they form the background and are present throughout, they almost form a distinct character of their own in the dramatic action, often providing the underlying motivations and personalities of the characters.
Oh, and Dustie... I'd say that's why they're less popular, yes; but I'm very much of the opinion that, to use a familiar quote, "It is the business of the future to be dangerous"... which is also the business of vital art, in my opinion....