Books & Fiction

The Automaton Sequence: 2.0: ‘Go, Adam, go, Eve. The world is yours’; Rebellion of the Robot People

Moving on from last week, we’ll be delving deep into one of my favourite roboty texts, and analysing specific themes and motifs about the representation of the robot. I mentioned that I’d be usi...

C791 – A Cyborg Love Story: Total System Failure

This week I took a break from my diet of Moby Dick and compulsively refreshing the JOC (journal of organic chemistry) ASAPs to indulge in the taco bell of literature: the short romance. Don’t hate, a ...

Gonzo Cyberpunk Thriller ‘Escapology’ is the Perfect Summer Read

Looking for something a little out of the ordinary? Like a little weirdness in your books? How about a touch of cosmic horror in amongst the hacking and double crossing? Do you like thrills that leave...

The Automaton Sequence: 1.0: What is a robot?

To ask the question, what is a robot, may, to some people, indeed sound overly simplistic, or even pointless. We all know what a robot is; it is a mechanical tool used to alleviate the human from bana...

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Biopunk IS Cyberpunk

It bewilders me that people see a strict separation between the subgenres of biopunk and cyberpunk. Cyberpunk fiction has always had a healthy dose of biological technology. For visual media, sound ex...

On Sprawls and Metropolis

The term sprawl is more commonly associated with Gibson’s Sprawl series, and his imaginings of a highly technological cityscape that swathes the populous, still hyper-Orientalised; a mixing pot of a m...

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The Legacy of the Long Tomorrow

The Long Tomorrow by Dan O’Bannon and Jean “Mobius” Giraud is a 16-page comic from 1975 that changed science fiction forever. It became a visual reference for some of the most famous...

That Time Rick and Morty Went Full Cyberpunk

Rick and Morty is a very dark and existential multiverse-spanning science fiction comedy created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, for those who don’t know. The comic, however, is the brainchild...

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‘Style over Substance’: A Review on Machete Girl 8.4

According to Tor.com, it’s cyberpunk week, and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with a review of the latest issue of cyberpunk anthology Machete Girl. For those not in the know, Machete...