"Cyberpunk destroyed science fiction.
Science fiction was about man's potential. Science fiction was about how man could reach out and touch the stars. We could be better. We could be worse. All we needed was the technology.
Cyberpunk was not that. Cyberpunk said man would be the same damn bastard he always was, he'd have the same problems he always did, and worst of all? He'd still be happy with it. In those days, cyberpunk was arcologies and AIs. Built-in shades and monomolecular razor-wire.
Seems a little silly now, right? The technology didn't turn out that way. But the world did. Technology is pervasive and invasive and amazing and all it has done is made us more who we were before.
Sound like the World of Darkness? It should."
As of four minutes ago, Mirrors: Bleeding Edge and - edit - Infinite Macabre, Russell's cyberpunk and Chuck Wendig's space opera mini-supplements for The World Of Darkness, are on sale.