transhumanism

‘She was only attached to the limb, after all’: A Review of L0WL1F3 no. 2

I was excited for this one. Very excited. And it’s hard to not be excited when peering into the beautiful cover of the second issue of L0WL1F3, with Luke Molver’s stunning artwork luring the reader in...

‘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 ...

San Junipero: Science Evangelism and the Promise of Heaven

Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror has cemented itself in a post-cyberpunk world of black and gray, where people have merged with tech that’s either already with us or just a heartbeat away. T...

‘I can buy you, grow you, sell you, cut you into bits. Your screams: my music’; A Review of Bruce Sterling’s Schismatrix

Though published in the mid-nineties, Sterling’s compendium Schismatrix Plus includes the Schismatrix novel itself, along with several shorts and prose pieces that add to his Shaper/Mechanist universe...

A Dream of Latticed Space: A Rereading of Neuromancer

We all know the text. We all know about William Gibson, the supposed Elvis of cyberpunk. But for those punkers who don’t, Neuromancer was an underground success, depicting the story of a burnt out hac...

‘A grin full of metal’: A Review of L0wl1f3 no. 1

L0wl1f3 is the brainchild-zine of editor Steven J. Matos; an unsleeping punker born in what he calls, the bowels of New Jersey. It is a brand new zine, and something I was very excited for, especially...

The Automaton Sequence: 5.0: ‘It’s in your nature to destroy yourselves’; The Human as Machine

‘We are all chimeras, theorised and fabricated hybrids of machine and organism; in short, we are cyborgs.’ Donna Haraway, pp. 158 As the Automaton Sequence comes to an end, I wish to end on a bang; to...

Last Week in Cyberpunk 7/29/16

This week in cyberpunk, advances are made in advanced technologies for human augmentation. It is no surprise that with large scale augmentation on the cusp of reality, that American citizen’s ar...

The Automaton Sequence: 4.0: ‘If a male god created the world, then he certainly created woman first’; The Female Robot in Metropolis

For the past four weeks, I’ve taken you on an exciting robotic adventure. From defining what the robot is, to understanding the anxiety that comes from facing one’s creation. For my penultimate articl...