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REVIEW: The Thick and the Lean by Chana Porter

Chana Porter’s The Thick and the Lean is one of those rare stories that continue living in your brain rent-free long after the last page. This is slow, delicious literary SFF, a story about...

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REVIEW: Renia by Karl Forshaw

Karl Forshaw’s debut novel Renia is without a doubt one of the most exciting, unique and fresh takes on a fantasy story I have ever read. It’s an alluring genre-blendy gem of a book...

REVIEW: The Edge of Sleep by Jake Emmanuel and Willie Block

Before it was a novel, The Edge of Sleep by Jake Emmanuel and Willie Block, was one of the best SF podcasts in recent memory. I remember being utterly riveted when I first listened...

REVIEW: Replika: Sky’s Mission by Hugo Bernard

Replika: Sky’s Mission by Hugo Bernard is about that popular science fiction topic of a simulated reality. We’re all familiar with The Matrix but it reminds me a lot more of The Thirteenth Floor, which...

REVIEW: City of Last Chances by Adrian Tchaikovsky

The City of Last Chances is Ilmar and it’s currently under Palleseen occupation, which the majority of the city’s inhabitants are unimpressed with. To assist with keeping the city in order the Palleseen use...

What is Cyberpunk?

When embarking on a new genre, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the kind of tropes and expectations of them. One of my favorite subgenres is also one of the most influential and, sadly,...

REVIEW: Saturnalia by Stephanie Feldman

The slow-motion collapse of modern civilization is reason to party in Saturnalia, the new sci-fi horror by Stephanie Feldman, which takes place in a near-future Philadelphia amid growing climate disaster. As the world gradually...

Arvekt by Craig Lea Gordon

Another Eight Indie Cyberpunk Novel Recommendations

Cyberpunk as a genre arguably hit its heyday during the Eighties as a cultural force with Neuromancer and reached its zentih in social acceptance in the Nineties with The Matrix movies. After that, it...

REVIEW: Beyond a Steel Sky

Beyond a Steel Sky is the follow-up to the classic cyberpunk point and click adventure game Beneath a Steel Sky. I really enjoyed that game and it’s rusted Australian vision of the future as...

REVIEW: Auxiliary: London 2039 by Jon Richter

Auxiliary: London 2039 is a dark, seedy, and depressing story about a cyberpunk future as well as a broken/damaged detective investigating a murder. The thing is that I’m not actually complaining about these things....