"You live in the net. Nobody cares what you look like. But, you do. People say you've got a bad attitude, you say you've got the right amount attitude. You don your stylish, black jacket, and brush your colored hair from it's perch in your face. You don't mind being in the shadows, but today you are going to raise your voice."

In this section you will find reviews of cyberpunk inspired clothing and accessories, as well as analysis of the cyberpunk lifestyle.

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It was Valentine’s Day in 1997. Many of us were already cemented in our love of cyberpunk and cyber-culture was in full swing. Then came A Cyberpunk Manifesto by Kristiyan Kirchev. I was only just discovering the genre at this time and reading this document during my formative years has transformed my world view, just […]

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Need some new shirts to wear while hacking into corporate systems? We are having a Black ICE Sale. All of our shirts will be on sale for $18 and all of our posters are on sale for $12. The sale will continue until Tuesday, November 29th. Black ice. Don’t think about it. Black ice. Too […]

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Outland Industries is the Klayton version of Toha Heavy Industries from Tsutomu Nihei’s works. Toha Heavy Industries is a monolithic corporation that shows up across Nihei’s manga creating a thread that connects them all. Outland Industries is that for Klayton’s musical works such as Celldweller, Scandroid, Circle of Dust, and even other FiXT Music (Klayton’s […]

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Neuromancer was a work of incredible imagination and creativity. The novel has become iconic of the cyberpunk genre and has a serious series of accolades to accompany its street cred. I’m quite disillusioned with the cyberpunk fashion that is currently commercially available. Most of it seems closer to high fashion for people who are lucky […]

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So you’ve watched Blade Runner and Ghost in the Shell, and you want to live that life. You want to type with a thousand fingers! Well, that may not be possible yet, but you can nudge your lifestyle a little closer to the digital wild side. Presumably you don’t want to be a cop like […]

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If you ask a cyberpunk fan “What kind of food is cyberpunk?” they will probably tell you Ramen, Instant Ramen, or simply noodles. There are a number of reasons for this, including that noodles have appeared throughout cyberpunk media since it’s inception. In this context, we should reframe the question. Why are noodles so often […]

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When you hear the word Soylent what immediately comes to mind is the 1973 movie Soylent Green. After all, who hasn’t heard the famous line, “Soylent Green is people!” as uttered from the lips of the illustrious Charlton Heston. The real-life Soylent is a 100% nutritionally complete meal replacement that is neither green, nor made […]

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An important aspect of any lifestyle, even a cyberpunk one, is sustenance. What makes food cyberpunk? There are many ways to answer this question, so Neon Dystopia will be doing a series on the topic to explore this question. This is the first entry in that series. The second entry, What Makes Food Cyberpunk Part […]

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Part 1 – Pattern Recognition Foreword I wrote this guide sometime in 2012, just before it seems everyone suddenly realized we were living in a previously obscure, very concerning subset of science fiction originating in the 1980s. As I was about 19 when I wrote this, it’s very concerned with trying to develop a taxonomy […]

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