William Gibson

“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...

What is NowPunk?

“Exciting times in the world right now. Exciting times.” -Mr. Robot By day, I live the glamorous life of a clerk in a public library. This fine institution I work at classifies William Gibson’s Blue A...

The Brain Mutator For Higher Primates — A bOING bOING Retrospective

In 1988, Mark Frauenfelder and his wife Carla Sinclair started a small zine out of their apartment in Sherman Oaks, California. This wasn’t a full-time job for Frauenfelder, who studied mechanic...

Neon Dystopia Reacts to Cyberpunk 2077 E3 Trailer

It has been five years since our last real glimpse of Cyberpunk 2077. The time has come, and now we have a new trailer. A friend pinged this to me in the early morning hours when it came out. My finge...

‘She’s a character in a social narrative with no arc’: A Review of the Marlowe Kana Series

A couple weeks ago, I received a lovely little pressie from writer Joe Peacock. Opening the carefully wrapped package, I was quite excited to see his first three volumes of his Marlowe Kana series, so...

On Wetware and Cybersmut — A Future Sex Retrospective

Of all the cyberpunk magazines I’ve ever come across, Future Sex is definitely the strangest. From the cover of the first issue, you know immediately that you haven’t seen anything quite l...

Spinnortality: Become the Megacorporation

I’ve always been partial to the megacorporations in cyberpunk fiction. They are ominous, brooding, reptilian, unwavering in their ethics (or lack thereof) and almost omniscient. They pervade the broke...

Hallucinations For Accelerated Mutants — A Mondo 2000 Retrospective

It’s difficult to explain Mondo 2000 to someone who hasn’t experienced it before. That’s really what I would call it at the end of the day: an experience. Like a hallucinogenic trip, or a roller coast...

Last Week in Cyberpunk 7/1/2017

Reality can be harsh, and the reality is that cyber-freedoms are in more danger than ever, but there is still light at the end of the tunnel as long as we continue to fight. The media that we enjoy, i...

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