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Last Week in Cyberpunk 01/13/2018

Last Week in Cyberpunk is back. We want to apologize for the absence of this popular column on Neon Dystopia, but you can expect us back on our regular interval. As the year has turned, we still find ...

Memories of Green: A Defense for the Smart Sci-Fi

Blade Runner is a special movie for all of us cyberpunks. It was the film that popularised the dank and dark cities of a future that fetishised technology. It was the film that made us question our hu...

Last Week in Cyberpunk 5/20/17

Chelsea Manning is free, Julian Assange has had the charges against him dropped, and the war against transparency has never been stronger. No wonder there is a resurgence in popular culture of the cyb...

Last Week in Cyberpunk 5/6/2017

There is a whole host of news relating to cyberpunk movies this week, some have officially died and some have moved forward, some have been resurrected. Reality, as always it seems, has ignored the wa...

Last Week in Cyberpunk 4/28/2017

News this week brings us a dissection of a classic from the creator himself, internet prices may go up while coverage drops, Fancy Bear gets interested in European elections, but we can watch a baby x...

Last Week in Cyberpunk 7/15/16

Ridley Scott’s legacy dominates the headlines this week with news about both of the upcoming Alien films, as well as more news about the sequel to Blade Runner. Cyberpunk Now The head of the FDI...

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The Story Behind Blade Runner’s Title

Blade Runner has become an iconic title not only in cyberpunk circles but in circles of all kinds. Even if someone hasn’t seen the movie, they’ve heard of it. For those of us more familiar...

Last Week in Cyberpunk 7/1/2016

Our reality continues to march blindly into the cautionary territory of cyberpunk dystopias. The most progress this week seems to be in the field of artificial intelligence. This is mirrored in the nu...

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1979’s Alien Is Part Of The Cyberpunk Zeitgeist

At first glance Ridley Scott’s Alien, from 1979, is easy to dismiss from discussions about cyberpunk. When perceived as a movie about an alien stalking the crew of a spaceship, I can understand ...

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