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The Neon Dystopia team comes together to take on Rupert Sander’s Section 9. Ghost in the Shell is one of the most beloved films in the cyberpunk canon and sits happily alongside classics such as Blade Runner, The Matrix, and Akira as some of the most influential movies in cinema history, even outside of the […]

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This last week in cyberpunk we saw personal data sold off by the government, learned which companies actually care about their users, and found out what it takes to write an interesting story about robot animals. Let’s get to the news. Cyberpunk Reality  Hundreds Arrested in Protest Against Kremlin Corruption Demonstrations were held all across […]

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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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