Literary MTV

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Slusser, George Edgar. "Literary MTV." MR47/48: 279-288.[1]

The MTV (Music TeleVision) dream for film—"total autonomy from reality, and from story"—is the cyberpunk dream for "the corpus of SF" (288). Most relevant here for comments on W. Gibson's Neuromancer contrasted to older SF like A. C. Clarke's Childhood's End, plus cyberspace as "a structure of potentiality . . . coterminous with the universe" (284).