Tag Archive | cyberpunk

Shadowrun: Fetishes and Foci


    Seattle, the Sprawl, the Metroplex, was a city. And cities, cities have character. Cities have history. Cities, real ones, not the hallow constructs of corporate suburbia or that drek they fed you in the trids, live and breath. The denizens make them, well, unique. The built the cities, they kept the cities, the […]

Space for Rent: The Cultural Significance of Cyberpunk


    Cyberpunk + Philosophy, sign me up!

TV Tropes Monday: Cyber Punk is Techno


Tweet of the Day: Lara’s Fall    Cyber Punk is Techno, because if you want to convey the strident sour notes of a technological dystopia, nothing says that like electronic music. But this trope shows that all art is a product of its times. Cyberpunk is techno precisely because that was how the collective ID […]

First Interview on my Channel


    A quick update to let you know that I have posted the first interview with a game developer on my gaming You Tube channel:  

Space For Rent: Diversity is Good Storytelling


Tweet of the Day: A Review of Read Only Memories: A New Cyberpunk Adventure ——- Torgersen often notes in interviews that he’s been married to an African-American woman for 21 years, so “I don’t need some know-it-all to come lecture me about race stuff,” he tells me. Torgersen says the Hugos are beset by identity […]

TV Tropes Monday: Corporate Warfare


    Tweet of the Day: Who Won Science Fiction’s Hugo Awards, and Why It Matters ——- One of the defining characteristics of nation-states is their monopoly over the use of violence, either as a tool for policing or as a tool of statecraft. So, if you have corporations whose power rivals or exceed that […]

Weekend Writing Warriors: #8Sunday/07-19-15/ The Gate


    Welcome to another edition of the Weekend Writing Warriors blog chain. We continue with another snippet from my short story collection, Weirder and Wilder Tales, which is a mix of speculative fiction short stories from high fantasy to science fiction with a dash of horror thrown in for good measure. Most are flash […]

TV Tropes Monday: N.G.O. Superpower


  Tweet of the Day: The Stars Seem So Far Away ——- An N.G.O. Superpower is a private entity, be it a corporation, individual or terrorist organization that while it is not a nation state it has the power to rival one. They are the perfect villains (and sometime heroes) in James Bond style action […]

TV Tropes Monday: Artificial Limbs


Tweet of the Day: Sci-Fi Romance Heroines and the Chivalric Code ——- Nothing says, “Welcome to the Future!” like a background character sporting a shiny new cybernetic arm, or an advert on TV about the new YT-900 series of artificial legs that allow you to run three times as fast as the best human athlete. […]

TV Tropes Monday: Everything is Online


Tweet of the Day: Humanism and Egalitarianism: are they Feminist Umbrellas? ——– A man sits at his computer in the dark, several screens show arrays of bank accounts, news reports, government files, and other media. He leaves his one bedroom apartment and walks the streets. With a single button press he jams the radio of […]