"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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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 science fiction films ever, which themselves perpetuated the influence forward inspiring other films. It is a story that fused the hard-boiled detective stories […]

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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 of Zac Gorman and CJ Cannon, and the stories within the comic are approved by Roiland and Harmon but are not necessarily connected to […]

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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 Girl  has been around for a long time, and though this was my first time reading an issue, I […]

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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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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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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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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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