Haunted by the Past: The Nostalgic Future of “Cyberpunk 2077”
“CP77” is a large franchise-oriented product of nostalgia, but ultimately not the innovation that cyberpunk could be....
Lars Schmeink is a science fiction researcher and media journalist. He works as project lead for the “FutureWork” subproject “Science Fiction” with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. His latest publications are The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction (2020), Cyberpunk and Visual Culture (Routledge, 2018), and Biopunk Dystopias (Liverpool University Press, 2016).