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REVIEW: Mercury’s Son by Luke E.T. Hindmarsh

2020 has been a year that I feel has cemented my view that I live in a cyberpunk dystopia. Politicians have seemed more ridiculous, the propaganda more blatant, the technology more advanced, and the...

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REVIEW: The Last of Us

The Last of Us is a game that was definitive of the Playstation 3 and remains one of the candidates for G.O.A.T (Greatest Of All Time) among video games. Its sequel, The Last of...

REVIEW: Drones by Rob J. Hayes

Drones by Rob J. Hayes is a cyberpunk novel that may be my favorite of his writings. Rob J. Hayes is no stranger to grimdark and is one of the underrated voices in the...

REVIEW: The Key to Fear by Kristin Cast

In the post-pandemic America of Kristin Cast’s young adult novel The Key To Fear, life in the city of Westfall is entirely geared towards staying safe and healthy. Fifty years after the Cerberus virus...

REVIEW: Golden Son by Pierce Brown

Golden Son is the second book in Pierce Brown’s magnificent Red Rising series. In a rarity for a book series, it’s better than book 1, and seeing as how I gave Red Rising a...

REVIEW: Red Rising by Pierce Brown

For years my friends have been recommending I read Red Rising by Pierce Brown. For years I looked at it, and looked at it again, and it just never caught my interest enough to...

REVIEW: Home Fires by Gene Wolfe

Whatever dystopias the late Gene Wolfe may have written, it is perhaps fairer to say that he was more invested in investigating the state of the personality of his characters. We may track this...

REVIEW: Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth

Usually novels end with the villain being vanquished. Not so with Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth. Known for the YA phenomenon Divergent in the early 2010s, this is her adult SFF debut, and it...

Cyberpunk: Where to start reading

Want to understand the surveillance-state dystopia our world has descended into? Need a primer on our cyberpunk present? Desperate to know what comes after the plague? Well friends, you’ve come to the right place....

REVIEW: Transmetropolitan, Vol. 1: Back on the Street by Warren Ellis

Spider Jerusalem of Transmetropolitan is the hero you did not know that you needed. Brash and deranged, Spider yells at the top of his lungs things that make you uncomfortable. And, if you are...