CyberPunks.com is proud to present the first cyberpunk short story published on our site.
Please enjoy ‘The New Ship of Theseus’ from Rhodora O.
We know cyberpunk movies, so let us tell you what you’re missing. What’s timeless? What didn’t age so well? Share this article, and we’ll make the case for They Live.
For some gatekeepers, Babylon A.D. probably won’t pass the cyberpunk smell-test due a sparsity of “high-tech”; however, its generous helping of “low-life” more than makes up for it (not to mention its interesting dystopian world). In our estimation, Babylon A.D. merits a cyberpunk deep dive.
Well… we made it. 2020 is in the past. There was a pandemic, the virus. It is convenient to smirk and disengage, checking out into mind-numbing spaces of withdrawal. Let me click into a new void of internet exploration. Let me drift away into a new season. Three days become three months becomes a year. Do I still pay rent?
Reading Annalee Newitz’s Autonomous is a deceptively fun experience for lovers of science fiction. From walls embedded with bioluminescent bacterial colonies that can light dark passages to cyborgs that feel touch so acutely that they can detect the distinct ridges of a fingerprint, the world of Autonomous is packed with fantastical biotechnology.
When CyberPunks.com launched in 2018, it wasn’t long until we were approached by dozens of earnest writers with short stories, novels and series filled with worldbuilding. It’s hard to keep up! When someone says that “cyberpunk is dead,” you don’t have to point at Cyberpunk 2077, you can just look at the creatives working in this genre — cyberpunk is thriving!
Rachel Beck’s The Glitch Logs are tapping into the same vein as K.C Alexander’s cyberpunk action thrillers. Glitch is a hacker of some notoriety. She’s a famous yet retired gamer girl and a veteran runner. She pulls off jobs against ‘corps that others only hear about in hushed tones.
I just finished listening to the podcast ‘The Left Right Game’ on Spotify. I gravitated to it semi-organically, as much as such things are possible nowadays, with so many measured clicks and algorithms tracing our desires and histories. It’s ostensibly a horror story . . . a ghost story, specifically, revolving around an urban legend about a game where you get in your car, follow certain rules, and soon . . . you arrive . . . elsewhere.
Solarpunk flies upon simultaneous internet currents, growing in separate biospheres and concocting a lush new movement. Part fictional literary scene, large part aesthetical fantasy hashtag and also a DIY home and garden blogging niche, the genre unifies in a reblogged hope for the near future.