"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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Christmas is a holiday that by it’s very nature rubs a lot of cyberpunks the wrong way, because of it’s overly consumeristic nature, appropriation of culture, stories that lull us into accepting the surveillance state, ect. In the cyberpunk Christmas there is not a lot of happiness, rather a nihilistic acceptance of human nature and […]

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Rarely am I the one to promote a graphic novel or any type of reading media given the huge lack of time I have for consuming entertainment in that form. But being a long time fan of graphic novels/mangas, Metal Made Flesh caught my eye. Apparently I wasn’t alone either. While I haven’t read the […]

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Cyberbunk PArty
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I have often thought of Shadowrun as the gateway drug to cyberpunk. If only I had nuyen for every person I coerced into playing Shadowrun as futuristic D&D, then dropped them into a hardcore cyberpunk adventure. Sure dragons, elves, and magic might show up but mostly as set dressings to entertain my fantasy-enthralled friends. Cyberbunk, […]

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Upgraded: The Cyborg Anthology cover
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While cybernetic enhancements or implants are archetypal of, but not limited to, the cyberpunk genre, Upgraded: The Cyborg Anthology as an entire book prioritises the human voice as the characters explore the physical, emotional and even societal consequences of being ‘beyond human’. After a lull from mainstream media, the cyborg is making a comeback in […]

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Deus Ex: Fallen Angel cover art
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After the recent Deus Ex overview here on Neon Dystopia, some good news came along a couple of days later for fans of the franchise.  Eidos Montreal have released the short novella, Deus Ex: Fallen Angel, for free!  It was announced last week on their blog just a week ago and they had this to say: […]

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With news about the new Deus Ex: Universe starting to pick up and the original Deus Ex: Human Revolution team at Eidos-Montreal now working on the next game, it seems a good time to get everyone up-to-date on the history of the franchise.  After all, we’re getting to nearly 15 years after the release of the first Deus Ex game […]

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Empty Zone
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Jason Shawn Alexander can draw.  Not just that, though; he can also write stories.  He can probably do other stuff, too, but those two allow him to create one mean comic book. Say “h3110” to Empty Zone. Empty Zone was initially created 19 years ago by Alexander, but this is planned as an ongoing monthly series.  As […]

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Cypulchre book, Mackinnon
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Joseph MacKinnon’s newest book, Cypulchre, is a recent addition to the library of cyberpunk literature. The story follows our protagonist, Paul, who invented a technology called the Cloud and fell into exile because of it. Then the Cloud becomes a threat to Paul’s family and those synched to it, so Paul is forced into action. […]

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Cyberpunk hospital room
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Adam Shurte has previously been featured with some rather cool and calm photos in our City@Night 001.  Now, we bring you a piece of his fiction! Collection follows Jorvis as he wakes up in that familiar cyberpunk setting, the chop shop, with some new tech and a debt to repay.  It makes for a good, quick […]

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