The Newest Genre: Cyberbilly

CyberbillyA writing genre
that crosses cyberpunk
with hillbilly
.

A writer in Georgia said he’s writing in this new genre. That said, his detailed definition of what exactly constituted “cyberbilly” was confusing at best (and I told him that the combination of cyberpunk and hillbilly, in my opinion,  makes little sense), but he seemed to have a good grasp of what he was doing—and that’s all that matters.

Regardless—it’s an awesome name for a new genre, no? Literary agents always say, “Don’t follow trends; instead, write as if to start the next trend.” Well, this guy was listening!

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4 thoughts on “The Newest Genre: Cyberbilly

  1. R.L. Tipton

    Oh, I can see it now:

    A man in a beat-up 70s model Chevy with ‘cancer of the rocker panels’, Blackberry in hand, laptop alligator clipped to a marine battery in the floorboard, sitting in the middle of a Georgia swamp listening to the bullfrogs chanting out his muse-a-minute connection. His cell phone rings. "Hellow? Hellow? Ah cain’t hyar ya. Th’ c’nection’s fadin’! Hellowwww?"

    Another victim of technilogical screams his angst among the swampgrass and scrub pines.

    ;o)

    I’m from Kentucky, by the way, and if they have hillbillies in (flat) Georgia, they had to have imported them from somewhere, methinks.

    Ahem.

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