Month: June 2016

Gonzo Cyberpunk Thriller ‘Escapology’ is the Perfect Summer Read

Looking for something a little out of the ordinary? Like a little weirdness in your books? How about a touch of cosmic horror in amongst the hacking and double crossing? Do you like thrills that leave...

The Automaton Sequence: 1.0: What is a robot?

To ask the question, what is a robot, may, to some people, indeed sound overly simplistic, or even pointless. We all know what a robot is; it is a mechanical tool used to alleviate the human from bana...

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Biopunk IS Cyberpunk

It bewilders me that people see a strict separation between the subgenres of biopunk and cyberpunk. Cyberpunk fiction has always had a healthy dose of biological technology. For visual media, sound ex...

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1979’s Alien Is Part Of The Cyberpunk Zeitgeist

At first glance Ridley Scott’s Alien, from 1979, is easy to dismiss from discussions about cyberpunk. When perceived as a movie about an alien stalking the crew of a spaceship, I can understand ...

Last Week in Cyberpunk

There was a whole lot going on last week in cyberpunk news. Cyberpunk Technology Hyperloop Sets off for Moscow After its successful test in Las Vegas Elon Musk’s conceptual transportation system...

James Ferraro’s Human Story 3 is Cyberpunk Symphonics

“Press play,” says a youthful digital voice. A VST choir begins to sing. A gentle melody chimes. This is our introduction to James Ferraro’s Human Story 3, a “dialectic on the ...

Power Glove Ultra, The Street Finds It’s Own Use For Things

When William Gibson said, “The street finds its own uses for things,” he was talking about ordinary people taking outdated technology and repurposing it for a different than intended use. The Italian ...

Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst Review [8/10]

Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst is a complete reimagining of the 2008 fan favorite that takes it’s concept of movement as weaponry by allowing players to apply extreme sports to an urban setting a...

On Sprawls and Metropolis

The term sprawl is more commonly associated with Gibson’s Sprawl series, and his imaginings of a highly technological cityscape that swathes the populous, still hyper-Orientalised; a mixing pot of a m...