Neo Cab isn’t a game that will make you feel optimistic about the future—that is, unless the notion of a cyberpunk SoCal border town oozing in surveillance and run by an insidious conglomerate excites you.
Depending on who you ask, Altered Carbon is either Netflix’s answer to Game of Thrones, or a Blade Runner knockoff. But the truth is, it’s neither. It’s an entertaining show that, unfortunately, never manages to break out and become that genre-spanning hit Netflix was surely hoping for. Cyberpunk fans will love it,…
Altered Carbon takes place in a world where the mind has been digitized, turning bodies into disposable “sleeves.” The main character is a man of Japanese descent whose mind has been forcibly put in the body of a white man—which means Joel Kinnaman, the show’s star, is portraying an Asian character. This has raised…
Netflix’s cyberpunk series Altered Carbon is staying relatively faithful to Richard K. Morgan’s 2002 novel—with a few exceptions, like changing the Jimi Hendrix Hotel to one featuring Edgar Allen Poe. However, there is one controversial moment from the book that showrunner Laeta Kalogridis refused to keep.
Netflix has begun to lift the lid on its reportedly grand adaptation of Richard K. Morgan’s cyberpunk classic Altered Carbon, but one area it’s yet to really dive into is the mysterious technology that brings its protagonist into a seedy cyberpunk future. This new featurette starts to unpack that tech for those…
The first teaser for Netflix’s new cyberpunk series Altered Carbon was more about the tech than the world it exists in. But there’s a new teaser for anyone who wants to get a sense of how grand a scale this thing is on. It’s big, folks. Really damn big.
A new teaser has popped up on Twitter showing an advertisement for Psychasec, the company behind the technology featured in Netflix’s new cyberpunk series Altered Carbon. While it hasn’t been officially confirmed, all signs point to it being our first major glimpse at Altered Carbon’s rich, sexy, and dystopian world…
Netflix is diving into the cyperpunk age with Altered Carbon, a 10-episode series based on the bestselling novel by Richard K. Morgan. It’s said to be one of the most expensive Netflix shows ever—and if these first reported images are an indication of what’s in store, it’ll be money well spent.
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…
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.
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.