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Westworld ignores the maze and remembers its characters. Corporate espionage materializes as a definite threat and hosts claim their lives at the expense of Delos’ interests. And as the company seeks to control the situation, the line between friend and enemy gets blurred Westworld: “The Adversary” Charlotte Hale, Executive Director of Delos’ Board, arrives at […]

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Body horror is a horror genre that is defined by graphic destruction, degeneration, or transformation of the human form. David Cronenberg is considered the master of this genre, and so it is fascinating that his approach and philosophy to the genre differs drastically from others who have contributed to the body horror canon. Cronenberg’s cyberpunk […]

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The witching hour is behind us. Halloween is over. The tide of scary clowns with rubber masks over robot faces has receded from our shores and as we pick through the wreckage a handful of memory sticks and shrink-wrapped audio tapes stand out. Here’s your Cyberpunk Music Dossier for November, rounding up the releases of […]

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This week in cyberpunk we see moves toward great automation of transit and war. We also see cyber attacks on infrastructure, threats of cyber attacks on US elections, and an inside story about Anonymous. We also see a whole slew of new cyberpunk books to devour. Cyberpunk Reality The Surveillance State Comes to Montreal Patrick […]

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Has there been a day since the advent of social media where any of us have been able to get online without encountering someone’s outrage? Or, more correctly, have we ever been able to avoid the collective outrage of groups of people chiming in on trending topics just to make sure that their contribution to […]

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William Tecumseh Sherman told us that “war is hell” during the Civil War. Ron Perlman’s been telling us that “war never changes” since 1997. Luckily for me I live in a place and time where I wasn’t forced to find out for myself, but through Black Mirror we can get a look at the ouroboric […]

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Though published in the mid-nineties, Sterling’s compendium Schismatrix Plus includes the Schismatrix novel itself, along with several shorts and prose pieces that add to his Shaper/Mechanist universe, including Swarm, Spider Rose, Cicada Queen, Sunken Gardens and Twenty Evocations, all of which were written between 1982 to 1988, cementing them within the cyberpunk lexicon. Unlike the […]

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Hosts and guests alike are on the hunt for the elusive maze, some aware, others strung along, but all will find themselves doing the unthinkable in order to reach their destination. They say Arnold is no longer alive, but could he be the one pulling the strings behind the scenes? Or is it all the […]

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Cyberpunk, as an intersection of man and machine, can take abstract forms, digging deep to force nightmares to the surface. Some from the west, a few gems from Japan–there are just a handful of cyberpunk horror movies and only a few in this list. Think you have what it takes to not look away? Alien […]

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