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When you utter the words ‘blade runner’ in any conversation, the average person’s mind immediately jumps to Ridley Scott’s 1982 film, Blade Runner, especially in the wake of the release of Blade Runner 2049. This iconic title originally belonged to a novel that bears almost no resemblance to the film that carries’s its namesake. That novel is Alan […]

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In anticipation of the long-awaited follow-up to the genesis of the cyberpunk genre that nobody is watching for whatever reason, I learned of K.W. Jeter’s three novelized sequels to one of the most un-sequel-able movies ever made and set upon a mission to snag myself a copy of each, which proved to be much more […]

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Watch any film in Ridley Scott’s Alien or Blade Runner franchises, and you’re bound to notice some common themes. Not least amongst these is man’s search for meaning. Biblical aspects span all of the films, with men like Tyrell, Weyland and finally Wallace making gods of themselves. And in the lands of gods exists monsters, […]

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Blade Runner is a special movie for all of us cyberpunks. It was the film that popularised the dank and dark cities of a future that fetishised technology. It was the film that made us question our humanity. And it was the film that has inspired countless writers and critics over thirty years(and still is). […]

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Blade Runner 2049 is breathtaking. It has already been said, but there’s no harm in reiterating: it is an amazing film in so many ways. It works very well alone, and even better when side by side with the other occupants of the Blade Runner cinematic universe. Maybe it’s just a thing a fan would say, […]

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Introduction Science fiction is plagued by the slow march of time. What might have looked sleek and futuristic ten or more years ago might today look fantastic-but-unrealistic at best, or silly and outdated at worst. But whatever the case may be, the bottom line is this: no speculative sci-fi, not even cyberpunk, survives contact with the […]

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The third and final short film, which is available on Crunchyroll, sets the stage for the upcoming Blade Runner 2049 movie is out and already has the cyberpunk community buzzing. Done as an anime by director Shinichiro Watanabe, the legendary director of Cowboy Bebop, this fun jaunt used stunning visuals that invoke the Animatrix: Second […]

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We want to apologize for missing last week’s LWIC, and this week we are presenting two weeks of cyberpunk news – sans reality. The wires of reality don’t cease to writhe their way into our minds, and we’ll be back to it next week. For now, delight in our fictional visions of our cyberpunk future. […]

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This last week in cyberpunk we saw Google put academics on the defensive, got our contacts stolen, and were reminded that the revolution is still going. Let’s get to the news. Cyberpunk Reality Google Silences Think Tank Criticism It’s pretty common for big tech companies to reach out to think tanks in search of new […]

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