"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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Zombies vs Robots: A Cyberpunk Tale of Terror is a novel that attempts to be quite a few things: a literary tale of families within a community, a narrative about a methodical conspiracy by a mega corporation, and a survival guide for any calamitous situation imaginable. There’s great care given to small details, highlighting the […]

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I recently wrote an article for Neon Dystopia on Mondo 2000, a cyberculture magazine that helped shape the cyberpunk sub-genre. When thinking of Mondo, the first person that comes to mind for most people is Ken Goffman, better known as R.U. Sirius. While he may be best known for his time at Mondo 2000, Sirius […]

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It’s difficult to explain Mondo 2000 to someone who hasn’t experienced it before. That’s really what I would call it at the end of the day: an experience. Like a hallucinogenic trip, or a roller coaster ride, or that tingle that you get after a first kiss — it’s something you just don’t really get […]

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Lots of cyberpunk trailers this week break up the creeping dread that is the erosion of journalistic freedoms and privacy, but it isn’t all bad. Cyberpunk Reality Ron Wyden Stands for Journalists in Vote Against 2017 Intelligence Authorization Bill Ron Wyden singularly voted against the 2017 Intelligence Authorization Bill on Tuesday, August 22nd, continuing his […]

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The Introduction In my professional life, I teach literature. Occasionally, I will force my students to read Neuromancer. The book tends to confuse my students and often draws mixed reviews, both admirers, and detractors. I have known students to become enamored with the cyberpunk genre to the point that by semester’s end they’re making a […]

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Our cyberpunk reality is a kind of uneasy mirror of the hacker crackdown of the 90s, and the cyberpunk fictions of our time seem to be a continuous stream of new iterations of the old. Cyberpunk Reality Bitcoin Operator Arrested in Connection of Money Laundering The operator of BTC-e, one of the oldest Bitcoin exchanges, […]

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Altered Carbon hit the shelves in 2002, the first published work by Richard K. Morgan. Making a solid impression as it did so, the book won the 2003 Philip K. Dick award for its US edition. Shortly after this, it was optioned by film producer Joel Silver, of ‘The Matrix’ and ‘Predator’ fame, for $1m. […]

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Cyberpunk news for the week brings us an encroaching police state that falsifies evidence, removes privacy protections, and robs you. On the bright side, we’re giving a front seat to the future of Los Angeles and we’ll have plenty of music along the way. Cyberpunk Reality Attorney General Jeff Sessions Reinstates Asset Forfeiture In an […]

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First, I’d like to apologize for the late arrival of Last Week in Cyberpunk this week. Technical issues in the form of a tumultuous transition to a new computer setup left me running far behind, and the arrival of life to the face, delayed me further. That being said, life was far from boring last […]

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