Neon Dystopia

“Audible even over the gunfire”: A Review of A Song Called Youth Trilogy

There has been some debate about the nature of politics in cyberpunk. The punk suffix should give it away, but then again, the politics of punk do not form a consensus. Just as listening to any The Cl...

‘All dreams come to an end’: A Review of Total Recall (1990)

Re-watching Paul Verhoeven’s Total Recall feels like a breath of canned air from the early nineties. A hulking protagonist, copious amounts of violence, snappy one-liners, dramatically evil villains, ...

‘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’...

Neon Dystopia’s Upgraded Site Launches!

The time has come. Neon Dystopia has re-emerged from the augmentation tank! We appreciate the cyberpunk community standing by us while we were in stasis. A number of dedicated dwellers of this dystopi...

The Future of Neon Dystopia

Where have you been? Many of our readers have noted that Neon Dystopia has been on a hiatus for more than a month. This is true, and I want to apologize to our readers, fans, and the cyberpunk communi...

Neon Dystopia Micro Festival

Born from the efforts and dedication of longtime Neon Dystopia fan, Tim McClelland, Neon Dystopia is proud to announce our first event! The Neon Dystopia Micro Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Nove...

First Impressions of The Handmaid’s Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale, based on the 1985 dystopian novel by Margaret Atwood and currently airing as a Hulu exclusive, is a 10-episode series by writer and creator Bruce Miller. Its story captures the ne...

Ghost in the Shell Buries its Source Material and Resurrects it in an Entirely New Shell

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...

Last Week in Cyberpunk 1/14/2017

Last week was filled with hackers, Russia, and lots of trailers. Our cyberpunk reality feels like it is right off the page of a cyberpunk novel, or a dystopian film, and that doesn’t seem like i...

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