Did you know that the prefix 'cyber' comes from the ancient Greek work for the tiller of a ship? If you want to know what that has to do with the Internet, you need only consult "Cyberspace". Mike Ledgerwood's book is a user-friendly navigational tool to help you get to grips with cyberspace and its associated theories. Exploring the interactive relationships between individuals, groups and the Internet, "Cyberspace" also interprets key works on the subject, showing how online communications can be analysed through the lens of gender theory, political economy, and semiotics. The topics covered include: what is cyberspace; texts and the textuality of cyberspace; iteractivity and the matrix; games in space: MUDS, MOOS, IRC, Virtual worlds; and gender and identity.