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Interview and Film Feature – The Art of Human Salvage

| 6. Oktober 2015

So the other day, yet another æthermail came in asking if I would like to feature a dystopian cyberpunk short film called The Art of Human Salvage. I had not heard of it before but it sounded interesting, so I had a look. Oh my Cthulhu was I in for a surprise. The short subject […]

Review: Cryptex Version 2.0 – Almost like a Pocket Watch

| 25. August 2015

After getting my hands on the first version of the Cryptex and reviewing it, it was only a matter of time until the collection was extended. I am now also the proud and delighted owner of the next generation Cryptex USB drive in a flat, round brass shell which doubles rather nicely as a pocket […]

Review: The Machine | This is a Cyberpunk Jewel!

| 10. April 2014

Two computer programmers fall in love as they create the first-ever piece of self-aware artificial intelligence, designed to help humanity. But things go terribly wrong when the British Government steals their breakthrough and teaches it to become a robotic weapon. This is the very short synopsis of the movie and it does not really do […]

Urban Haiku – Poetry for the Metroplex

| 7. April 2014

Yesterday, I put my haiku collection Urban Haiku – Poetry for the Metroplex up on Amazon and for all of you who really dislike Amazon for some reason, it is also available for Nook. I feel a teeny tiny bit accomplished now, I never thought I would one day actually publish a book containing poetry, […]

Featured Author: Andrez Bergen

| 5. Dezember 2013

I have been meaning to post a full review of one of Adrez Bergen’s novels for some time now, over a year, actually. Yet, I never seem to be actually doing it. This is not helped by the fact that I have now read three novels by Andrez, all of which I enjoyed immensely. So […]

Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

| 18. September 2013

About two weeks ago, my friend, co-author and soon to be co-(statics, connection lost) Alex from Clockworker pointed me towards Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. It sounded intriguing enough to read it in spite of my 50+ books backlist. Ready Player One The book has been out since 2011 and I could kick myself […]

A Boy and his Atom – Literally!

| 1. Mai 2013

Every dot in this stop-motion animation by IBM is a single atom, how cool is that! A few facts: The dots in this 90-second film are so small they can only be seen when magnified 100 million times. The ability to move single atoms is vital for research into data storage at the atomic level […]

The Non-Euclidean Æthercast 12: Atompunk and Cyberpunk

| 20. Januar 2013

Today’s podcast is all about Atompunk and Cyberpunk, the two genres following Dieselpunk in time. Atompunk is a relatively new and obscure offshoot of Cyberpunk and Cyberpunk is by now deeply enmeshed with reality. The Internet and the omnipresence of computers, combined with augmented reality have turned many visions of cyberpunk into reality. Cyberpunk is […]

Cyberpunk 2077

| 12. Januar 2013

Looking good: Only bad thing: I guess I need a new computer to run this one. Find out more about this upcoming game here: Cyberpunk.net I have played the role playing game Cyberpunk 2077 is based on. To say I am looking forward to the release of Cyberpunk 2077 would be a massive understatement.

Happy Birthday Lady Lovelace – Patron Saint of Cyberpunks

| 10. Dezember 2012

Today we celebrate the birthday of a truly remarkable Lady (capitalisation intended): Lady Ada Lovelace was the daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron and the first person to ever write a computer program. Yes, all the old school geeks and nerds out there probably have a moment of blindness right now, but yes, the […]