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Happy Birthday to Bruce Sterling: ‘Dangerously Weird’ Cyberpunk Genius


Happy birthday to science-fiction author, futurist, and popular blogger Bruce Sterling, who is 62 years-old today. Although Sterling has written works in several sub-genres, he is most popularly known as one of the founders of cyberpunk.
Sterling was born and raised in Texas, but spent a lot of time in India as a child. After receiving [...]

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Four Cyber-Inspired Reads for World Day Against Cyber Censorship


Four Cyber-Inspired Reads for World Day Against Cyber Censorship

March 12 is World Day Against Cyber Censorship: an observation marking the importance of preserving a freely accessible internet for all. In recognition of this special day, here are four cyber-inspired book picks—two fiction, two non-fiction—about hackers, heroes, pirates, and predators.
CYBER-FICTION:
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
When seventeen year-old hacker Marcus and his friends become suspects in [...]

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Edward Ashton’s ‘Three Days in April’: A Snarky Cyberpunk Thriller


Generally speaking, cyberpunk is the Grimdark of science-fiction: life is cheap, the future is dark, and a happy ending isn’t really an option. It’s the kind of genre that you don’t normally associate with humor, or at least the intentional kind. (The movie adaptation of William Gibson’s Johnny Mnemonic was pretty damned funny, but I [...]

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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.
Cyberspace [...]

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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. Prostheticist Lola 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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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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