Books & Fiction

Greek Punk – a Review of a Cyberblade: City of Five Skies

Cyberblade: The City of Five Skies is a strong showing from a first author, but I can’t shake the feeling that it needed a little longer in the oven. It has huge ideas and shows strong creative vision...

The L0WL1F3 Podcast: a Neon Dystopia production

After long last, Neon Dystopia is proud to present our first ever podcast! The L0WL1F3 podcast! A podcast where Oldman Coinops, Shadowlink, and Scum talk news, movies, music, games, politics, chaos, a...

Classics, Class, and Code: The unlikely presence of the ancient world in cyberpunk literature

Classical antiquity, or classics – the study of the ancient Mediterranean, its history, culture, art, literature – is just about the fanciest thing in the history of the western world. It was, and to ...

Pills, Laughs, Dystopia, and SkullFuck: a review of Drugs and Wires

Close your eyes and picture the nineties. Imagine the Windows 94 logo as if on a black computer screen, jagged with thick pixels and bleached by the bright light of the cathode tube behind the monitor...

The Extraordinary Life and Influence of Philip K Dick

Philip K Dick, The Prolific Science-Fiction Writer Philip K Dick published a whopping 44 novels and 121 short stories before he died at the early age of 53. That’s about 44 novels more than most...

Decrypting Dystopia: The Cyber Noir Spectrum

Sometimes, it’s good to kick back and watch a good, old-fashioned noir. Wrapping yourself up in tales about scoundrels, femme fatales, crooks, and regular joes who just found themselves in the w...

New Romancer - Issue 1 cover art (detail) (DC Comics - Vertigo)

Posthuman, Alas! – New Romancer (DC/Vertigo, 2015)

Alexia “Lexy” Ryan is a programmer down on her luck. Despite being genetically engineered with brain enhancements by her her scientist dad, she is merely coding match-making algorithms for a third-rat...

Decrypting Dystopia: How Cyberpunk Corrupted the Space Opera

Because I have nothing better to do than to illegally connect to the ‘net via brain implant in my iso-cube, I like to spend my time researching obscure subjects. The countless, sleepless hours I...

Conspiracy on the Red Planet: The Return of Denver Moon

Man, it hasn’t even been a year and Warren Hammond and Josh Viola have given us another blessing in their new entry into the Mars-based cyberpunk series Denver Moon. Including a graphic novel pr...