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Cyberpunk Handbook: The Real Cyberpunk Fakebook

Author
St. Jude, R. U. Sirius, Bart Nagel
Publisher / Label
Random House
Country
USA
Language
English
Publication year
1995
Type of publication
Book
Number of pages
192
ISBN
9780679762300

Index

CONTENTS

SECTION I: CYBERPUNK... WHY??  OKAY-- HOW???

Chapter 1/ page 25
    CYBERPUNK: A CHALLENGING POSTMODERN LIFESTYLE!
    Why Bother?  Big Wins! (and Unexpected Smallstuff)

Chapter 2/ page 27
    ACHIEVING CYBERPUNK
    Being It or Faking It

Chapter 3/ page 29
    A STYLE GUIDE TO THE CYBERTYPES
    Recognizing Them and Fitting In

SECTION II: CYBERPUNK... KNOWING ABOUT IT! 

Chapter 4/ page 39
    BUILDING YOUR CYBER WORD POWER
    Part 1: A Dictionary of Terminally Hip Jargon 
    and Useful Expressions 

    Part2: A Cyberpunk Phrasebook, 
    with Hip Conversational Ploys for 
    Winning Without a Clue  


Chapter 5/ page 77
    CHEATCARDS FOR BOOKS YOU SHOULD HAVE READ
    But Didn't


Chapter 6/ page 83
    CHEATCARDS FOR MOVIES/TV YOU DIDN'T SEE 
    But Should Know About

Chapter 7/ page 91 
    ONLINE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
    Even if You Never Go Online/

SECTION III: CYBERPUNK... DOING IT!   

Chapter 8/ page 95
    ART OF THE HACK FOR BEGINNERS
    A Child's First Book of Piracy, Intrusion & Espionage
        Advice to Newbies
        Haqr Mind, Haqr Smarts
        Social Engineering for Fun and Profit 

Chapter 9/ page 101
    THE HARDWARE/SOFTWARE YOU ACTUALLY NEED
    Or How to Fake It
        Computers, Modems, Encryption Programs Plus Terminally Hip 
            Extras:  Laptops, Heads-up Displays, Personal Communicators, 
            Pagers...  Or Realistic Balsa Mock-ups to Please Your Budget


Chapter 10/ page 109 
    YOUR ONLINE PERSONA 
    How to Win Friends, Score Information, 
    & Intrigue the Apposite Sex/

        Starting Out Right
        Writing a Kewl dot.plan, Designing a Non-lame dot.sig
        Location, Location, Location-- What Your Eddress Says About YOU. 
        Beyond Attitude-- What???
        Netiquette Art of the Flame
        Online Poise: Cool in a MUD, Uncowed in a MOO


Chapter 11/ page 115
    HOW TO AVOID BANKRUPTCY 
        Sorry, that's just a little joke


Chapter 12/ page 117
    WHERE TO HANG
    Finding the Cool Places in Cyberspace
        Will the Net Kill Hacking?  
        An Introductory Rant
        IRCs, BBSes, MUDs, MOOs and MUSEs, Special Interest Groups, 
             With a Special Word About alt.sex.bestiality 

SECTION IV: CYBERPUNK... THE SCENE       

Chapter 13/ page 125
    FACE TIME
    Pleased to Meat You?
        Hacking Your Face2face IRL Persona 
        The Mandatory Black Leather Jacket
    Leather Trousers? 
    Boots, Hair
    Wearable Electronics: What's Chic, What's Rancid?
    And Buttons/Badges/Insignia, With a Special Warning About 
        StarFleet Gear
    Street Cred and Martial Arts

Chapter 14/ page 131
    TERMINALLY HIP WIDGETS
    And High-Tech ToyZ
        Fun With Your Cellular Phone
        One Hundred Uses for Your Laser Pointer
        Laminator 2: Identity Hacking
        Why NOT to Buy a Stun Gun or a Nerve-Gas Dispenser or a TASER


Chapter 15/ page 135
    GAMES!
    Part 1: Video Games & Computer Games
        Fast-twitch Muscle Games, Exploration Games,
        Weird or X-Rated Games, Slacker Computer Games
    Part 2: Offline Games
        Magic, Hacker, The Glass Bead Game, DD&D

Chapter 16/ page 139
    CYBERPUNK LIFESTYLE HINTS
    Trends, Faves and Hates/
        Interior Decorating Tips and Stylin Furnishings, Amusing Potted 
            Plants, Stickers, Posters and Logos
        What to Put on Top of Your Computer Monitor and Why
        Nerd Comic Strips  
        Haqr Basic Diet, Stunt Foods & Intimidating Soft Drinks
        Music That Doesn't Suck 
        Squeaky/Cuddly Toys With Really Good Rationalizations 
        Rubik's Hypercubes or Rubik's Dodecahedrons or Rubik's Other 
        Strange Shapes and Hi-Tech Intellectual Adult Transformers 
        In the Shape of Interlocked Rings, Chains, Blocks, Helices, and 
        Platonic Solids That Shapeshift into Other Configurations of Rings,
        Chains, Etc Etc But Only If You Do Them Exactly Right, Which Is Very Difficult Or
        Impossible, but Which Gather Dust, Take Up Lots of Room On Your Monitor, and Taunt
        and Sneer at You Every Time You Look at Them. 

SECTION V: CYBERPUNK... THE INNER SCENE  
    Chapter 17/ page 147
    CYBERPUNK SECRETS REVEALED! 
    (Yes, Just as We Promised-- REVEALED!)
        Why Cyberpunks Seldom Have Their Organs Pierced
        The Real Reason Why Cyberpunks Need to Encrypt Their Email
        What Cyberpunks Are Doing at 3 AM in That Dumpster
        Why Cyberpunks Avoid Altered States
        Coping With Neurotoxins
        Why Some Cyberpunks Love Star Trek Even Though It Sucks, 
            When Cyberpunks Always Diss What is Lame and Useless 
        What Cyberpunks Actually Admire, and Why
        Secret Cyberpunk Handshaking, Signals and Head Motions


Chapter 18/ page 153
    CYBERPUNK: THE INNER GAME
        The Tao of Punk; The Secret Dancing Masters of Cyber; And 
            Everything You Wanted to Know About Cyber But Were Too 
            Lame To Ask
        The Hidden Hierarchy of Cyberpunk Revealed, from Bottom to Top

Chapter 19/ page 157
    CYBERPUNK: THE PARENTAL-DISCRETION SPECIAL
    Sects and Politics... and Recipes
        Disclaimer and Waiving of All Rights           
        Part 1: The Joy of Sects
        Part 2: Politics
        Part 3: S x

SECTION VI: CYBERPUNK... ARE YOU CYBER ENOUGH?

Chapter 20/  page 175
    IT'IS AN INTELLIGENCE TEST!  
    Cyberpunk Skull-Tweakers and Fun Fare/
        The All-Cyber Cryptic Crossword Puzzle
        Name That Nym!
        Three-Letter-Acronyms From H.E.C.K. Cryptic Crossword
        Twisters and Max Headroom Memorial Rebuses

Chapters 21/ 22/, and Of Course 23/ page 185
    BOTTOM LINE TIME
    Making It or Faking It
 
    Cyberpunk Review 

THE FINAL EXAM
    It's Not True/False, 
        We Don't Grade on the Curve, 
        Stop Sniveling

THE OFFICIAL CYBERPUNK HIPNESS CHECKLIST
    You Won't Like This Either 
        But It's for Your Own Good, Punk.

APPENDIX A: page 188
    Cyberpunk Valorized:
        Careers Under Deconstruction
        The Semiosis of Black Leather, 
        Chrome, Mirrorshades 
        and Modems

APPENDIX B: page 190
    ASCII Charts