Our cyberpunk reality is a kind of uneasy mirror of the hacker crackdown of the 90s, and the cyberpunk fictions of our time seem to be a continuous stream of new iterations of the old. Cyberpunk Reality Bitcoin Operator Arrested in Connection of Money Laundering The operator of BTC-e, one of the oldest Bitcoin exchanges, […]

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I was cautiously optimistic walking into Alien: Covenant. Prometheus was no masterpiece by any stretch, and following Aliens the franchise hasn’t really lived up to its potential. Don’t get me wrong, each film, even Alien: Resurrection, does have its moments but they were just okay after Aliens. So, I wasn’t expecting much, but the spoilers […]

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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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Alien: Covenant is Ridley Scott’s newest addition to the Alien franchise. The film acts as a sequel to Prometheus, which hailed Scott’s return to the franchise and explored the mysterious Space Jockeys introduced in the original film, although they are now named the Engineers. Covenant is set 10 years after Prometheus and 20 years before […]

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This last week in cyberpunk journalists have been targeted by spies, ATMs vomit money on European streets, space is once again unsafe, and cable news tries to hide it all from you. Don’t run; find out what happened this last week in cyberpunk. Cyberpunk Reality Journalists and Academics Under Unprecedented Attack, Google Says In 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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Ridley Scott’s legacy dominates the headlines this week with news about both of the upcoming Alien films, as well as more news about the sequel to Blade Runner. Cyberpunk Now The head of the FDIC, Martin Gruenberg, denies responsibility in failing to disclose the extent of hacks that targeted executives; China is suspected of being behind […]

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At first glance Ridley Scott’s Alien, from 1979, is easy to dismiss from discussions about cyberpunk. When perceived as a movie about an alien stalking the crew of a spaceship, I can understand the hesitance. However, Alien is about so much more than the titular Alien. It is in fact, very cyberpunk in visual style […]

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The Long Tomorrow by Dan O’Bannon and Jean “Mobius” Giraud is a 16-page comic from 1975 that changed science fiction forever. It became a visual reference for some of the most famous science fiction films ever, which themselves perpetuated the influence forward inspiring other films. It is a story that fused the hard-boiled detective stories […]

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