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REVIEW: Quantum Radio by A.G. Riddle

Quantum Radio is the newly released multiverse thriller by A.G. Riddle centering on Dr. Tyson Klein, an American particle physicist working at CERN in Geneva. Ty’s research at the Large Hadron Collider leads to...

REVIEW: The Last of Us S1 E1

I’ve been waiting for this series perhaps more than any other in recent memory. Based on the best-selling video-game series, The Last of Us E1 follows the grim and weary Joel as he attempts...

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: Blade Runner: 2029 by Mike Johnson (W), Andres Guinaldo (A)

The world of Blade Runner: 2049 is, in a word, bleak. Somewhere on the outermost edges of dystopia, the grim bordermarches of a not-too-distant future that straddles the razor’s edge of horrifying and mystifying....

REVIEW: Blade Runner: Origins

The 1982 Ridley Scott classic Blade Runner is a seminal piece of not just filmmaking but an integral block in the greater code that makes up modern science fiction’s DNA. The aesthetic, seamlessly blending...

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....

REVIEW: Redspace Rising by Brian Trent

Redspace Rising is Brian Trent’s intelligent, action-packed science fiction thriller set in a universe where human memory is a tangible commodity which can upend the permanence of death itself. From its well-developed cast of...