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When the Eye Sees Itself: A Bright Future in a Fragmented Mirror

  When the Eye Sees Itself is the debut novel of Eric Borgerson. Released in January of 2018, the story attempts to gel Borgerson’s interests and background in law, political activism, phil...

Gravity's Rainbow - Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition cover art by Frank Miller (Ronin, Batman, Sin City)

Is cyberpunk a sentient light bulb? – A review of Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon.

Thomas Pynchon is widely regarded as one of the most influential of American novelists. Famously secretive, little is known of his whereabouts, save from two memorable cameos in The Simpsons. Gravity’...

Reaching the Truth with Blade Runner 4: Eye and Talon

One experimental, dangerous, and possibly-illegal medical procedure that allows me to download digital information directly into my brain later, I’ve done it. I’ve gotten through the last ...

Inside the Pages of Blade Runner 3: Replicant Night

K.W. Jeter must have been in a bad place when writing his second novelized sequel to the cyberpunk codifier, Blade Runner. I say this because, after a year’s hiatus from reading not only the dec...

Pictures at 11 by Norman Spinrad: Media manipulation in a pre-internet era

KLAX Action News team taken hostage! Eco-terrorists demand halt to construction of nuclear desalination plants off the coast of Los Angeles! Pictures at 11! Norman Spinrad is arguably best known in cy...

Seoul, Cybercity of our Dreams

One of the many singular delights of new Netflix movie Okja, the first new film from visionary auteur Bong Joon-ho since his cyberpunk classic Snowpiercer, is that it’s nice to finally see a mai...

Combat Chassis, Brain Scans and Angst: Michael R. Fletcher’s Ghosts of Tomorrow

Imagine a future where brains can be scanned, where personalities and consciousness become simulacra. Let’s take all of the energy and passion of youth and let it loose on a digital playground. ...

‘Open and shut case if I’ve ever seen one’: A Review of Control Theory

Written by independent SF writer, Pedro Iniguez, Control Theory is, unlike the novel I previously reviewed, a serious hard-boiled detective fiction piece trapped within the confines of a P.K. Dickian ...

Bluescreen – A Novel About Teenage Hackers and Digital Drugs

Bluescreen is one of those novels that I picked up based on the cover. The title, Bluescreen, immediately tells you there is going to some kind of computer crash, in this case, it is a brain implant. ...

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