"You flip the page. You've been drawn into the future, more vivid in your mind's eye than it ever will be on screen. Deeper and more compelling than the screen because it doesn't have to fit into a time slot. Characters rise from the page clad in cybernetic prosthesis and trench coats as they walk the dystopic neon lit streets."

In this section you will find reviews and analysis of cyberpunk books, graphic novels, short stories, and other written media.

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Chelsea Manning is free, Julian Assange has had the charges against him dropped, and the war against transparency has never been stronger. No wonder there is a resurgence in popular culture of the cyberpunk ethos. Cyberpunk Reality Chelsea Manning Free Chelsea Manning took her first steps as a free woman on Wednesday, May 17th. This […]

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The Handmaid’s Tale, based on the 1985 dystopian novel by Margaret Atwood and currently airing as a Hulu exclusive, is a 10-episode series by writer and creator Bruce Miller. Its story captures the never ending struggle for rights and control over our own lives with stunning visuals and a depth that doesn’t allow you to label […]

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“Such a great misfortune, not to be able to be alone.” -Jean La Bruyere, quoted by Edgar Allen Poe in “The Man of the Crowd.”   “Everybody need a partner to stand right by their side.” -Will Smith song “Potnas”   The plot of the 2004 film I, Robot, revolves around two robots that have […]

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There is a whole host of news relating to cyberpunk movies this week, some have officially died and some have moved forward, some have been resurrected. Reality, as always it seems, has ignored the warnings of cyberpunk and stepped gingerly into our cyberpunk future. Cyberpunk Reality NYPD Raises Privacy Concerns Over Use of Facial Recognition […]

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It has been a long week. After the disappointment that was Ghost in the Shell, I had to perk myself up with a classic—The Running Man. Directed by Paul Michael Glaser, The Running Man rounds off my reviews for previous sports-themed cyberpunk films (Rollerball and Death Race 2000). Ostensibly, it doesn’t appear too cyberpunky, but […]

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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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Is this cyberpunk? Is that? Is it cyberpunk enough? The sameness of the kinds of questions that get passed around online circles about the genre can make anyone sick of cyber-anything. Just about every permutation of those simple questions has been asked over and over again that they no longer stimulate conversation (but, man, do […]

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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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