Although the movie faltered elsewhere, the future designs of this year’s Ghost in the Shell movie were definitely one of its greatest draws, building on a legacy that’s seen Motoko Kusanagi’s adventures expand from the page to animation. A new book takes a look at the artwork behind two decades of Ghost in the Shell,…
Blade Runner 2049 came out last weekend, facing the challenge of both honoring and updating the aesthetic of one of science-fiction cinema’s most beloved films. The filmmakers who made the just-released sequel rose to the occasion by imbuing the movie with a hauntingly appropriate approach to illumination.
Last year, Malka Older released Infomocracy, a scifi thriller about a world without nations where global elections are controlled by a powerful search engine called Information. In the aftermath of that election, the story continues with sequel Null States—and we’ve got an exclusive excerpt to share.
Getting hit with a computer virus sucks. But if the process actually resembled one of these amazing designs from artist Ace Volkov slinking its way through your hardware in a mashup between Tron and Neuromancer, it’d probably be slightly less infuriating. It’d also look cool as hell.
Video game fans have been anticipating the latest franchise from CD Projekt Red, Cyberpunk 2077, for years. But only recently did it come to light that the makers of The Witcher franchise had trademarked the term “Cyberpunk” and this week some fans cried foul. Now, the developer is insisting that everything is ok and…
Bartending for a delinquent cast of sci-fi characters, it turns out, is the ideal way to world-build a dystopian visual novel/game. VA-11 Hall-A, released yesterday on Steam, offers players the chance to serve up noxious drinks to the sketchy citizens of Glitch City, circa 207X A.D., the kind of place that would star…
In Peter Tieryas’ novel The United States of Japan, the United States loses the Second World War to Japan, and finds itself split between the invading Japanese army and Nazi Germany.
The cyberpunk dystopian future of Blade Runner, with its artificial landscapes, might never become a reality. We’re heading into a much weirder version of the future.
Ramez Naam’s Nexus trilogy has been one really intriguing series of books, focusing on the intersection between humanity and cybernetics. Now, it’s taken home one of the genre’s major awards: the Philip K. Dick Award!
It’s actually impossible to sum up the huge contribution to genre publishing of David G. Hartwell, who died today according to Locus. He discovered countless great authors and industry professionals, and he edited Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune and Gene Wolfe’s Book of the New Sun. Hartwell is simply irreplaceable.
The wait has been agonizing. Time has moved as slowly as if we were trapped inside an overclocked computer simulation. But at last, the best science fiction show on broadcast TV in recent years will be complete on Netflix. A spokesperson confirms Person of Interest season four is available starting Dec. 30.
It’s now been over three decades since cyberpunk first exploded, and in that time we’ve seen gorgeous movies, read fascinating books, and seen dozens of offshoots like steampunk (and my new favorite, deco punk) develop. Here are the 21 cyberpunk books you absolutely must read.
Yes, you can finally watch the best science fiction show on network TV, on Netflix. Person of Interest has been mind-blowingly great for the past four seasons, but this show about artificial intelligence hasn’t found the geeky audience it deserves. But that’s all about to change.
The video for Two Minds, the latest single from British electronic trio NERO looks just like it’s a lost cyberpunk film from the 1980s. It’s got that early digital look to it, and the story that plays out wouldn’t be out of place on a stack of forgotten VHS tapes.
The epic post-human story of Ramez Naam’s Nexus trilogy has finally come to an end—and the final volume, Apex, is coming out as an audiobook. And we’ve got an excerpt. Meet the intelligences that are set to replace us, and find out why “the next few minutes will decide the future of intelligence on planet Earth.”
Humans has already premiered in the UK, but American viewers will finally get to see this android show on June 28 on AMC. We talked to writer-producers Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley and with stars Katherine Parkinson and Tom Goodman-Hill, and they told us human beings are this show’s real monsters.
We’re already sending machines to kill people — but what happens when those machines can walk and talk? And when we put our own minds into them, so we can control them as if they were our own bodies? That’s the nightmarish future in this excerpt from Christopher Golden’s Tin Men.
One of the things we’ve always wanted from a Terminator movie is a longer, more insane look at the future war between humans and Skynet. And now, it looks like it’s on. Check out some exclusive concept art of the weapons of the future war for survival — including the Violet Cleaver and the Reaper.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has been playing the Terminator for over 30 years now. But he’s clearly still having fun with the role. Just check out our exclusive featurette on the making of Terminator Genisys — including a collection of the T-800’s craziest moments in this movie.
This season of Person of Interest has gently pushed the theme of adaptation — the best episode of the season was the one at the Stock Exchange, where the Machine has to keep running simulations, and we’ve seen the Machine change its behavior in response to no-win situations. Last night, this theme came to a head.