I miss the cyberpunk movement from the 80's. The basic style was a mixture of cybernetics/punk rock/hard-boiled detective/film noir all mixed together in near-future dystopias starring gritty anti-heroes navigating ethical mazes. Cyberpunk tended to have a lot of cosmopolitan touches, words and concepts and style borrowed from cultures around the world. The technology was not too far advanced compared to our own, but there was a very Future Shock sense of how the technology really changed society.
Some favorites of mine:
Neuromancer, by William Gibson
When Gravity Fails, by George Alec Effinger
Vacuum Flowers, by Michael Swanwick
Islands in the Net, by Bruce Sterling
Hard-Wired, by Walter Jon Williams