Director Mamoru Oshii has a certain apprehension for interviews. The reclusive artist has said that any good artist is a liar, and therefore unreliable in any casual setting; that everything a fan would want to know about him can be learned through his work. But in an uncharacteristic moment during an interview with A.V. Club, way […]

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Science fiction, cyberpunk included, has always been a bit of a boys club. Think of the names that we most readily associate with the genre. William Gibson, Bruce Sterling, Neal Stephenson, and the list goes on. Women have been part of the cyberpunk movement since the beginning, though. Pat Cadigan’s name is the most synonymous […]

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Is this cyberpunk? Is that? Is it cyberpunk enough? The sameness of the kinds of questions that get passed around online circles about the genre can make anyone sick of cyber-anything. Just about every permutation of those simple questions has been asked over and over again that they no longer stimulate conversation (but, man, do […]

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This week in cyberpunk is full of familiar titles such as Terminator, The Matrix, the dreaded Ghost in the Shell, BLAME!, Orphan Black, and a few you may not have heard of. Meanwhile, back in our desolate cyberpunk reality, the US Congress works to strip our few remaining digital privacy laws away. At least Bruce Sterling […]

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The average cyberpunk fan has probably seen both the original Ghost in the Shell anime and its sequel Innocence; if feeling generous, they may have also checked out the 2002 TV anime, Stand Alone Complex. Music wise, they’d be familiar with the haunting chorals employed by Kenji Kawai in both the original film and Innocence. […]

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With the forthcoming release of Ghost in the Shell (2017) at the end of March, I’ve been preparing myself. I’ve rewatched the 1995 anime. I’ve listened to the soundtrack. I’ve held back from binging on Stand Alone Complex. I’ve suffered through the Steve Aoki remix of Reawakening. Today, in my capacity as Neon Dystopia’s go-to […]

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Reboots, revivals, and confusing renewals. People in power seem to be ignoring obvious security flaws but at least you’ll have something to watch while your microwave watches you. Log out of your Yahoo account and let’s find out what happened this last week in cyberpunk. Cyberpunk Reality Kellyanne Conway Displays Lacking Tech Knowledge, Thinks Microwaves […]

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Those of you who have been with us on ND for awhile will remember the genesis of the Cyberpunk Video Game Database. Today, we’d like to announce a huge update and expansion of our database. The new Cyberpunk Database contains a video game database (of course), but also one for each movies, television series, short […]

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Here’s a scenario most of us are familiar with, your flight is delayed, and your phone is in the throes of death. You have a plug, but the outlets are not just limited but occupied. Not all hope is lost; the airport now provides USB ports so that you can charge your devices without plugging […]

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