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When you utter the words ‘blade runner’ in any conversation, the average person’s mind immediately jumps to Ridley Scott’s 1982 film, Blade Runner, especially in the wake of the release of Blade Runner 2049. This iconic title originally belonged to a novel that bears almost no resemblance to the film that carries’s its namesake. That novel is Alan […]

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In anticipation of the long-awaited follow-up to the genesis of the cyberpunk genre that nobody is watching for whatever reason, I learned of K.W. Jeter’s three novelized sequels to one of the most un-sequel-able movies ever made and set upon a mission to snag myself a copy of each, which proved to be much more […]

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Watch any film in Ridley Scott’s Alien or Blade Runner franchises, and you’re bound to notice some common themes. Not least amongst these is man’s search for meaning. Biblical aspects span all of the films, with men like Tyrell, Weyland and finally Wallace making gods of themselves. And in the lands of gods exists monsters, […]

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Blade Runner is a special movie for all of us cyberpunks. It was the film that popularised the dank and dark cities of a future that fetishised technology. It was the film that made us question our humanity. And it was the film that has inspired countless writers and critics over thirty years(and still is). […]

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In the final push towards season 3 of Mr. Robot, the New York times published “Rami Malek of Mr. Robot Doesn’t Want to be Alone Anymore.” There’s not much in the way of spoilers, but one thing Malek points out is a change for Elliot’s character, that the most isolated man in New York now […]

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It’s been a year since I started writing these. I still haven’t been offered a job as a licensed cyberlimb repairman, nor have I taken to operating exclusively out of backstreet squats or abandoned strip-malls bypassed by soaring overhead highways, but automated 18-wheelers are on their way so who knows how long it will be […]

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Born from the efforts and dedication of longtime Neon Dystopia fan, Tim McClelland, Neon Dystopia is proud to announce our first event! The Neon Dystopia Micro Festival is scheduled for Saturday, November 4th at 10:30 PM to 11:55 PM MDT at the Guild Cinema in Albuquerque, New Mexico. If you are in the area, we […]

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Blade Runner 2049 is breathtaking. It has already been said, but there’s no harm in reiterating: it is an amazing film in so many ways. It works very well alone, and even better when side by side with the other occupants of the Blade Runner cinematic universe. Maybe it’s just a thing a fan would say, […]

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Introduction Science fiction is plagued by the slow march of time. What might have looked sleek and futuristic ten or more years ago might today look fantastic-but-unrealistic at best, or silly and outdated at worst. But whatever the case may be, the bottom line is this: no speculative sci-fi, not even cyberpunk, survives contact with the […]

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