Month: August 2016

A Conversation with Eliot Peper, Author of Cumulus

Eliot Peper is a novelist and start-up strategist living in Oakland. Oakland then, unsurprisingly, is the setting for his excellent cyberpunk novel Cumulus (which we reviewed). Before Cumulus, Peper w...

Cyberpunk is Not Retrofuturism

Cyberpunk is not and never has been a retrofuturistic genre. Cyberpunk has always been about our future, not a future once imagined. Retrofuturism is defined as “a trend in the creative arts sho...

Last Week in Cyberpunk 8/26/16

Adaptations and remakes dominate our cyberpunk world this week. Is our stagnation in innovative film a sign of our greed ridden cyberpunk world? It is not surprising that the independent film circuit ...

Mr. Robot: Fsociety Fractures Under Pressure

While Mr. Robot and Elliot spend their last few hours of incarceration in silence, fsociety fractures as the shit hits the proverbial fan. Things get dangerously real, and it’ every man for hims...

Bluescreen – A Novel About Teenage Hackers and Digital Drugs

Bluescreen is one of those novels that I picked up based on the cover. The title, Bluescreen, immediately tells you there is going to some kind of computer crash, in this case, it is a brain implant. ...

Sean Nolan, Born Out of Binary

Sean Nolan is the author of a short story collection called Shades of Grey. It was released in 2011 as Occupy Wall Street was rising to its heights. Shades of Grey’s themes were inspired by the ...

A Dream of Latticed Space: A Rereading of Neuromancer

We all know the text. We all know about William Gibson, the supposed Elvis of cyberpunk. But for those punkers who don’t, Neuromancer was an underground success, depicting the story of a burnt out hac...

Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Demonstrating the Power of Individual Choice

Deus Ex took an eight-year hiatus before returning with Human Revolution. Now controlled by Eidos Montreal, this installment features new locations, factions, and protagonist facing a fresh set of pro...

Deus Ex: Invisible War – Part of the Post-9/11 Zeitgeist

Two years after the release of Deus Ex, the world is a fundamentally different place. Terrorism has attacked the United States in a dramatic way, war has spread again in the Gulf States, and the futur...