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Kirkus on William Gibson’s ‘Neuromancer’ at 30


Literary magazine Kirkus has published a fantastic article on the thirtieth anniversary of William Gibson’s genre-defining cyberpunk novel Neuromancer. It’s definitely worth a read – as is Neuromancer. As I’ve said before, we’re living in the future that guys like Gibson warned us about.
Here’s a snippet from the piece. Read the full article here.
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We’re Living In The World Cyberpunk Tried to Warn Us About


booksI’ve got a theory about why we don’t see too much proper Cyberpunk fiction: It’s because the crazy, techno-fueled dystopia described by writers like William Gibson and Bruce Sterling arrived on our doorstep years ago. Like a fish, we’re not aware that we’re all wet – and in this case, we’re sharing the water with cybernetic sharks. At this point, speculative tales about hackers, corporate espionage and government surveillance aren’t Cyberpunk – they’re techno-thrillers. There’s nothing wrong with techno-thrillers – I absolutely love them. But they’re not punk. There’s nothing edgy, dirty or underground about them.

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Check Out Cyberpunk Short Film ‘From the Future With Love’


435230532_640The short film ‘From the Future With Love’ explores a nightmare world where the police have been privatized and you have to buy their protection like an insurance plan. Keep an eye open for some really cool drones, including one that looks like a robot cat. (Warning: Violence and NSFW language.)

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Interview with Danie Ware, Author, ‘Ecko Rising’


Interview with Danie Ware, Author, ‘Ecko Rising’

Danie Ware is the author of Ecko Rising:
In a futuristic London where technological body modification is the norm, Ecko stands alone as a testament to the extreme capabilities of his society. Driven half mad by the systems running his body, Ecko is a criminal for hire. No job is too dangerous or insane.
When a mission [...]

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Interview with Max Barry, Author, ‘Machine Man’


Interview with Max Barry, Author, ‘Machine Man’

For engineer Charles Neumann, the loss of his leg in an industrial accident becomes an opportunity to better nature’s own design. After completing work on his prosthetic leg he elects to “upgrade” the rest of his body, one piece at a time.┬áProstheticist┬áLola Shanks loves her work, but worries that her former client and current love [...]

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YOU SAY PARTY “Lonely’s Lunch”


Alt-rockers You Say Party’s latest video depicts a cyberpunk India that some may find reminiscent of Ian McDonald’s River of Gods. Love the long-nosed plague doctor police.

Via Boing Boing

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SF & Fantasy

25 Years of Spectra: MONA LISA OVERDRIVE (1988) by William Gibson


22 years ago, William Gibson’s MONA LISA OVERDRIVE was published by Spectra. Perhaps more than anyone, Gibson helped establish cyberspace as a legitimate setting for fiction, and along with Neuromancer (and Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash, another book on our list!), Mona Lisa Overdrive created a new genre of sci-fi.

Betsy Mitchell, Editor-in-Chief of Del Rey [...]

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Novel That Inspired Repo Men Re-issued, and Suggestions for Further Reading


Can’t wait until Friday to check out Repo Men, the new science fiction thriller starring Jude Law and Forest Whitaker? Well, head on down to your local retailer and grab the book that the movie is based on. Originally titled The Repossession Mambo, the book has been re-released under the title Repo Men. It was [...]

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Cyberpunk sans punk?


A review of my first novel took me (or rather, some of my blurbers) to task for claiming that the book was cyberpunk because, natch, the “heroes” of THE MIRRORED HEAVENS are servants of the state rather than street samurai/rogue hackers. Putting the review’s take on the merits of the book aside, the definitional [...]

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