Cyberpunk T-shirts in Cyberpunk Merch. Cyberpunk is a genre of science fiction which typically features advanced science and technology in an urban, dystopian setting. It is characterized by a dark, anti-establishment tone. Cyberpunk is a subgenre of science fiction in a futuristic environment that often features advanced science and technology which are combined with lowlife and criminal elements. Cyberpunk usually takes place in a chaotic or damaged world characterized by government malfeasance, oppression, poverty, intrusive technologies and ubiquitous computer networks.