Books & Fiction

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...

Last Week in Cyberpunk 4/24/19

We stumble out of yet another sleepless night on the tail of end of a night shift, eyes aching and brain buzzing. How long has it been? Months? Years? We boot up the vid screen either way, craving swe...

Last Week in Cyberpunk 4/2/2019

Can you hear me? Is this on? Did the pollution and radiation pumping from hearts and minds scramble this transmission? Because we got Aliens coming for you, Megazones to inhabit, a musical Junkie, and...