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A couple weeks ago, I received a lovely little pressie from writer Joe Peacock. Opening the carefully wrapped package, I was quite excited to see his first three volumes of his Marlowe Kana series, something that I’ve been eyeing off and on for a little while. The synopsis is as follows: ‘It’s 51 years after […]

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Before I start this review, I want to preface this by saying that I know Bright doesn’t appear to be overtly cyberpunk. There is no matrix, there are no rigs, there are no A.I.—essentially, the “cyber” is missing from the film. But I argue that, like cyberpunk fiction, Bright is rooted in the New Wave […]

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Neofeud, developed by Hawaiian writer, artist and game dev Christian Miller (also known as “Silver Spook”), is, as the title suggests, a point and click adventure game set in a dystopic near-future Coastlandia. You play (err, click) as Karl Carbon, a cop that was fired for disobeying an order to shoot an unarmed robotic civilian. […]

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Wow…I did not expect this in the slightest. Originally titled as Cyber God, and then Stephen King’s: The Lawnmower Man (even though it virtually bore no resemblance to his short story) and finally The Lawnmower Man after King’s lawsuit, the plot is as follows: ‘The eccentric Dr. Lawrence Angelo (Pierce Brosnan) puts mentally disabled landscaper […]

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Do you like science fiction? Do you like westerns? Do you, my dear reader, also like romance? What about a chimeric fusion of all three, stitched together corpse to corpse? If so, then I have a special treat for you! Directed by Steve De Jarnatt, Cherry 2000 is an unusual gem filmed towards the latter […]

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I’ve always been partial to the megacorporations in cyberpunk fiction. They are ominous, brooding, reptilian, unwavering in their ethics (or lack thereof) and almost omniscient. They pervade the broken-down countries that require aid only to then profit off the back of poverty and cheap labour whilst enforcing a near militant stance. They are the big […]

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Ah, it’s finally here, isn’t it? I finally get to review Johnny Mnemonic! Directed by Robert Longo and adapted by our beloved William Gibson (based upon his short story), Johnny Mnemonic’s plot is as follows: ‘Johnny (Keanu Reeves) is a data courier who has a secret stash of information implanted into his mind. However, the […]

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Blade Runner is a special movie for all of us cyberpunks. It was the film that popularised the dank and dark cities of a future that fetishised technology. It was the film that made us question our humanity. And it was the film that has inspired countless writers and critics over thirty years(and still is). […]

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‘If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever.’ – George Orwell, 1949. I’ve been wanting to write this for a long, long time now. Ever since I’d written my review on George Lucas’ THX 1138, Michael Radford’s interpretation of 1984 has been on my mind (especially after […]

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