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Saga, Siron, and synth pop: The Music of BEKIMACHINE

With soothing synths and killer beats, Kent/London DJ BEKIMACHINE brings a fresh take to the synthpop genre via her new single Saga. Synthpop isn’t something I often frequent, with most of the music I...

Pills, Laughs, Dystopia, and SkullFuck: a review of Drugs and Wires

Close your eyes and picture the nineties. Imagine the Windows 94 logo as if on a black computer screen, jagged with thick pixels and bleached by the bright light of the cathode tube behind the monitor...

New Romancer - Issue 1 cover art (detail) (DC Comics - Vertigo)

Posthuman, Alas! – New Romancer (DC/Vertigo, 2015)

Alexia “Lexy” Ryan is a programmer down on her luck. Despite being genetically engineered with brain enhancements by her her scientist dad, she is merely coding match-making algorithms for a third-rat...

‘It’s not my department’: A Review of Brazil

Terry Gilliam’s Brazil has eluded me for many years now. After having read, watched, and played through many dystopian worlds, I have finally decided to watch the cult 80’s film. Needless to say, the ...

Genetic Recode: Looper

These days, it’s nearly impossible to find futuristic science fiction that doesn’t include familiar cyberpunk tropes. This is particularly true of sci-fi that takes place on a future Earth...

Saga of the Killing Angel: A Review of Gunnm

I’m not much of a manga reader. For some reason, I find it difficult to focus on digest-sized pages printed in black and white, and sometimes it’s difficult to follow the action if there&#...

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...

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...