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Altered Carbon hit the shelves in 2002, the first published work by Richard K. Morgan. Making a solid impression as it did so, the book won the 2003 Philip K. Dick award for its US edition. Shortly after this, it was optioned by film producer Joel Silver, of ‘The Matrix’ and ‘Predator’ fame, for $1m. […]

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Cyberpunk news for the week brings us an encroaching police state that falsifies evidence, removes privacy protections, and robs you. On the bright side, we’re giving a front seat to the future of Los Angeles and we’ll have plenty of music along the way. Cyberpunk Reality Attorney General Jeff Sessions Reinstates Asset Forfeiture In an […]

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It’s hot. Too hot. Close to the skin, slick sheen of summer sweat hot. The kind of hot that demands an escape from the city, somewhere there’s a cool breeze and a drink with ice in it. If that happens to be a VR headset in an air conditioned Clean Air parlour where you can […]

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First, I’d like to apologize for the late arrival of Last Week in Cyberpunk this week. Technical issues in the form of a tumultuous transition to a new computer setup left me running far behind, and the arrival of life to the face, delayed me further. That being said, life was far from boring last […]

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This last week in cyberpunk we got a much-needed wake-up call from a reporter being fed fake docs, wondered just how much sunlight we’re getting, and heard the first sounds of a legend going back on tour (it’s Gary Numan). Cyberpunk Reality Rachel Maddow to News Media: Vet Your Sources With several Russian investigations in […]

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Things haven’t been easy for Richard Kelly. It can be argued today that Donnie Darko is one of the best, and perhaps the first, cult classic of the 21st century. That came after being dismissed at Sundance for being too confusing a film and less accessible to audiences than Memento and Hedwig and the Angry […]

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Reality can be harsh, and the reality is that cyber-freedoms are in more danger than ever, but there is still light at the end of the tunnel as long as we continue to fight. The media that we enjoy, itself, can be a great bastion of the necessary resistance to oppressive moves by governments all […]

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Cybernetic Punk is an original cyberpunk comic undergoing crowdfunding by artist and writer Scott Austin. Although Austin’s work is heavily inspired by many classic cyberpunk tales from Blade Runner to Akira, many of his strongest influences are from the inspirations of the original cyberpunk writers themselves, such as hard-boiled detective novels, film noir, and the […]

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Civil disobedience has changed. While the past year reminded us the will to physically mobilize is still alive, it doesn’t address the rise in political vigilantism. In “The Ethics of Government Whistleblowing,” Candice Delmas defines political vigilantism as criminal activity meant to affect existing political order. When a piece of privileged information makes its way […]

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