review

‘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...

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...

The Anix Works in the Shadows to Stoke the Flames of a Movement

  Back in August, we interviewed Brandon Smith, the sole member of The Anix, about his musical inspirations and his then upcoming album Shadow_Movement. Now unleashed upon the world in its entire...

“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...