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Science fiction, cyberpunk included, has always been a bit of a boys club. Think of the names that we most readily associate with the genre. William Gibson, Bruce Sterling, Neal Stephenson, and the list goes on. Women have been part of the cyberpunk movement since the beginning, though. Pat Cadigan’s name is the most synonymous […]

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This week in cyberpunk is full of familiar titles such as Terminator,┬áThe Matrix, the dreaded Ghost in the Shell, BLAME!, Orphan Black, and a few you may not have heard of. Meanwhile, back in our desolate cyberpunk reality, the US Congress works to strip our few remaining digital privacy laws away. At least Bruce Sterling […]

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Those of you who have been with us on ND for awhile will remember the genesis of the Cyberpunk Video Game Database. Today, we’d like to announce a huge update and expansion of our database. The new Cyberpunk Database contains a video game database (of course), but also one for each movies, television series, short […]

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This week in cyberpunk we see a sustained attack on the internet, consumer privacy, but some light in that the internet is being slowly brought to Africa. Ghost in the Shell and Alien‘s promotional campaigns are in full swing are we getting more Tron after all? Cyberpunk Reality Wikileaks Exposes CIA Hacking Arsenal Wikileaks has […]

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Neon Dystopia has the honor of premiering the remarkable short film from director David Placer, Genesis. It’s neon-soaked aesthetic immediately pulled me into the world, no surprise there. The 80s-inspired synth score from Siddhartha Barnhoorn and Sound Design from Dave Walker complete the immersion. I can’t say that there is much real acting in this […]

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Bill Paxton is best known within the cyberpunk community as the man who has been killed by a Terminator, Alien, and a Predator (an honor that he shares only with Lance Henriksen). Sadly, on Sunday, February 29th, 2017, Bill Paxton passed away at the age of 61 due, not to extra-terrestrial or extra-temporal beings but […]

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The future is feeling desperately close this week. There is news of flying cars and dystopian citizen scoring. It is not surprising in our rapidly approaching dystopia (if it hasn’t already arrived) that there is a rise of interest in cyberpunk and dystopian fiction. Cyberpunk Reality FCC Privacy Protection Under Threat Jeff Flake, the Senator […]

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Alien: Covenant is Ridley Scott’s newest addition to the Alien franchise. The film acts as a sequel to Prometheus, which hailed Scott’s return to the franchise and explored the mysterious Space Jockeys introduced in the original film, although they are now named the Engineers. Covenant is set 10 years after Prometheus and 20 years before […]

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APB is the latest in Fox’s crop of tech-thriller shows that attempt to channel cyberpunk concepts while simultaneously discarding what fundamentally makes them cyberpunk. The show, created by David Slack, was based on an article that ran in the New York Times called Who Runs the Streets of New Orleans? by┬áDavid Amsden that ran on […]

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