Tech Noir–you people keep asking for it

Several people have asked me to repost this article I wrote for a friend back in 2003. I was attempting to label a sub-niche of the dystopian SF genre with a title of its own, which never really caught on. This is strictly my opinion and it predates my first fiction publication. I don’t know why so many people want this article back up; Personally I suspect a lot of them just want a quick-and-dirty reference for their high school and college papers, but… whatever. This is what I was thinking back in 2003 when the Dangerous Days project still had some kind of life in it. I have to say this now, from the perspective of 2011: I may have been–probably am–full of shit. This has not been edited at all from the 2003 original posting. Also, I’m not responsible for the bad links to other articles that their own authors have abandoned or pulled down. Sorry, nothing I can do about that, though I do much regret the loss of Kathryn D’Alessandro’s articles on film noir–they were excellent. But here is: my babbling on the subject of “Tech Noir.”


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4 Responses to Tech Noir–you people keep asking for it

  1. Andrew says:

    Oooooh. Tech-Noir, huh? I’ve never heard of such a term in any field. Coming to think of, that’s quite arguement you raised on the subject. I gotta check out Blade Runner, too.

  2. It was used by a couple of film critics and by a musical movement that died. Like I said, it never really took off.

  3. Andrew says:

    Sorry to hear that.

  4. No great tragedy. Some things just don’t take.

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