The original translation of Kirtchev’s A Cyberpunk Manifesto, now 20 years old and translated from Bulgarian, is not exactly known for its perfect English. If you are a native English speaker, it can even be jarring to read at times. In a conversation with Kirtechv, himself, he told me, “ “It is written by a […]

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Last week was filled with hackers, Russia, and lots of trailers. Our cyberpunk reality feels like it is right off the page of a cyberpunk novel, or a dystopian film, and that doesn’t seem like it will be ending anytime soon. Rather, we should embrace that we have entered the cyberpunk era and adapt. Good […]

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Cyberpunk is a genre that is dominated by white male writers. Due to this situation, despite being true of all science fiction, I am always on the look out for cyberpunk that is written by women, non-white authors, or stories told from non-western perspectives. Tade Thompson’s Rosewater from Apex Publishing, which is set in 2066 […]

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It was Valentine’s Day in 1997. Many of us were already cemented in our love of cyberpunk and cyber-culture was in full swing. Then came A Cyberpunk Manifesto by Kristiyan Kirchev. I was only just discovering the genre at this time and reading this document during my formative years has transformed my world view, just […]

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It is the final week of 2016. The world is more cyberpunk than ever, and we can be sure that 2017 will bring more of the same. In these final days of the year, cyberpunk is visible in both the news and our media. Cyberpunk Reality The Case of a Snapchatted Murder A brutal murder […]

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William Gibson is heralded as the creator of the genre of cyberpunk through his novel, Neuromancer from 1984. Being the “Father” of cyberpunk, then, it is no surprise that Gibson wrote the most cyberpunk short story of all time, back in 1991, called Cyber Claus. The story was printed originally in the Washington Post and […]

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Blade Runner is one of the most iconic films ever. Not even as simply a science fiction film, but all film. So, it isn’t surprising that in this reboot/sequel happy era that we live in, that Blade Runner would find itself in the sequel mill. It is one of those films that simply doesn’t need […]

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FOX has an appalling reputation when it comes to science fiction. Very few genre shows have survived beyond a first or second season on the network. Firefly and Dollhouse, from the legendary Joss Whedon, for example, are examples of good SF. Firefly lasted a single season. Dollhouse, due to studio meddling in the premieres, lasted […]

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This week in cyberpunk we see Facebook making advances in virtual reality, criminal hackers are brought to justice, and just nominations for cyberpunk in the Golden Globes. Could we be seeing Cyberpunk 2077 in 2017 or will we have to wait until 2077? And a Blade Runner 2049 trailer next Friday?! Cyberpunk Reality Facebook’s Plans […]

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