cyberpunk

‘Maybe it was software in my head all along’: A Review of Cyberpunk Dreams: Cincinnati Stories

Cyberpunk Dreams: Cincinnati Stories is a collection of short stories, written and compiled by science fiction writer and game designer, Rob Chant. After a successfully backed Kickstarter, Chant’...

Zwaremachine’s Be a Light: Love of Industrial

Breaking a 7 year hiatus, Zwaremachine is back with their new album Be A Light. Churning out dark ebm/industrial music reminiscent of early Nine Inch Nails and Skinny Puppy, the album is 7 tracks of o...

Shinobi – Code Elektro’s, Love Letter to the 80s

The year is 2753, and this a story of one woman’s revenge for the loss of her girlfriend at the hands of a mega corporations president. Have you heard this plot before? I hope so punk. Danish sy...

Neon Dystopia’s Reaction to Cyberpunk 2077’s Gameplay Reveal

Oh boy, how long have we been waiting for this? It seems like forever, hasn’t it? But here it is in all its glory, the Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay footage. Before you continue, I strongly urge you to watc...

Industrial Nightmares Come to Life in Tetsuo: The Iron Man

Longtime readers know we here at Neon Dystopia like to refer to Tetsuo: The Iron Man quite a bit. However, it occurred to me recently that we haven’t given Shinya Tsukamoto’s cult series a proper revi...

North Korea’s Hidden Revolution: How the Information Underground Is Transforming a Closed Society

Late in 2017, I stumbled upon a delightfully dystopian piece of nonfiction published the previous year: North Korea’s Hidden Revolution: How the Information Underground is Transforming a Closed Societ...

The Overlooked Masterpiece that is Technolust

There are some experiences that have to be lived to be understood.  Details, feelings, or other sensations are sometimes too abstract to be confined to words, much less fully communicated to others.  ...

DNA Databases and Jamming the System

Imagine a world where the government has your genetic profile on file before you’ve even committed a crime. This is a world where prevention trumps privacy and your most inherently personal data – you...

The Brain Mutator For Higher Primates — A bOING bOING Retrospective

In 1988, Mark Frauenfelder and his wife Carla Sinclair started a small zine out of their apartment in Sherman Oaks, California. This wasn’t a full-time job for Frauenfelder, who studied mechanic...