William Gibson

Cyberpunk Nirvana Santas

Cyberpunk Christmas Guide

Christmas is a holiday that by it’s very nature rubs a lot of cyberpunks the wrong way, because of it’s overly consumeristic nature, appropriation of culture, stories that lull us into acc...

Student Air Raid

The Nuclear Age: How Supercomputers Ended the Cold War

The Cold War & The Creation of the Cyberpunk Welcome Rootwyrm to the regular contributors for Neon Dystopia. This is his first article, but definitely not the last. I vividly remember practicing a...

Snake

Snake Plissken, True Cyberpunk Hero

Cyberpunk Beginnings… In 1986, Larry McCaffery interviewed William Gibson and he mentioned how Escape from New York had influenced his writing, “Yeah, like Escape from New York never made it big...

Review: EMA, The Future’s Void

Trends are often thought of as cyclical, and as they drop to the floor of the ocean of social consciousness, they swim underneath larger trends only to surface again. That there is an explosion of of ...

We Are Not Here To Save You [Opinion]

Did you hear? Cyberpunk has come into its own. I know, you’re excited. Right? Reading this on this site tells me you have some interest in cyberpunk, at least enough to want to consume even more...

Black Rain

Black Rain: Now I’m Just A Number

Readers of William Gibson’s Zero History might recall that part of the plot revolved around the search for the origins of a secret clothing brand called ‘Gabriel Hounds’, with the id...

Simon Heijdens - Shade

Simon Heijdens’ Simulated Naturalism

Almost at home in William Gibsion’s Spook Country, visual artist Simon Heijdens has found a way to take technology and apply it to visual art in a novel way that’s spawning a new tangent of thought in...

Pattern Recognition by William Gibson

Cayce Pollard Units – Cyberpunk Anti-Fashion

In his 2003 book, Pattern Recognition, William Gibson introduces us to Cayce Pollard (pronounced Case – anyone surprised?) who is a coolhunter. As described in the excerpt below, she is unnaturally at...