Month: January 2019

Soundtracks to a Dying World: Phantogram

Trip hop is a tricky genre to get your head around if you’re a filthy casual listener. In more ways than one, it feels like it was beamed back to us from the future–it draws influence from...

Nicola Griffith - Slow-River (Gollancz, S.F. Masterworks, 2013 - detail)

Clean water cleanses the Self – a review of Slow River by Nicola Griffith

In Slow River we follow the destiny of Frances Lorien “Lore” van de Oest, youngest child of the world-famous van de Oest dynasty and heiress to the family’s corporate empire. Based in their native Net...

Last Week in Cyberpunk 1/27/19

Welcome back to another Last Week in Cyberpunk, you neon drenched computer junkies. We have another fix for you in the shape of political revolution, some new tabletop games to keep you happy, and som...

Cyberpunk Mon Amour: What The Genre Misses About The Real Future Of Sex

For a genre that often really tries to ground itself in, if not a realistic, then at least a vaguely probable future, cyberpunk misses more than it hits when it comes to human sexuality: especially co...

Last Week in Cyberpunk 1/19/19

Hello you beautiful digital angels. We are back with another Last Week in Cyberpunk, bringing you news of the latest massive privacy breach, a killer new short film by Keiichi Matsuda, and some u...

When the Eye Sees Itself: A Bright Future in a Fragmented Mirror

  When the Eye Sees Itself is the debut novel of Eric Borgerson. Released in January of 2018, the story attempts to gel Borgerson’s interests and background in law, political activism, phil...

Last Week in Cyberpunk 1/12/19

We are back on track punks with this week’s installment of LWIC. We got Cyberpunk Jesus Keanu Reeves back in a new film, some sick video games coming our way, current events to make you cringe, ...

Gravity's Rainbow - Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition cover art by Frank Miller (Ronin, Batman, Sin City)

Is cyberpunk a sentient light bulb? – A review of Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon.

Thomas Pynchon is widely regarded as one of the most influential of American novelists. Famously secretive, little is known of his whereabouts, save from two memorable cameos in The Simpsons. Gravity’...

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Soundtracks to a Dying World: Depeche Mode

Sometimes, it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly what makes certain kinds of music fall under the cyberpunk umbrella. If the scope is too broad, you risk lumping in modern music genres with heavy e...

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