It’s astonishing to think how much of the world has changed thanks to the internet. It’s difficult to think of another recent technology that has so totally changed how people experience the world - the invention of the telephone well over 100 years ago is probably the only thing that comes close.
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.
This was a crazy good year for books. There was mind-expanding science fiction —including William Gibson's return to the future! — along with thrilling fantasy, and a number of brilliant category-defying books. Here are the 22 best science fiction and fantasy books of 2014.
Human beings are the most important ingredients in game design. Without the participation and attention of an actual person, games are just basically systems waiting for input. In the new novel by legendary science-fiction writer William Gibson, humans aren't just controlling disembodied avatars in made-up…
You know, while I was editing and writing my interview with William Gibson for this piece, I kept lamenting about all the great quotes and observations I'd have to leave on the cutting room floor for space and spoilers.
In an interview with author William Gibson, the creator of the notion of "cyberpunk"—a milieu that remains heavily influential to the world building of video games—comments on what inspired him to deviate from the then-too-polished world of mainstream science fiction. It's relevant to today's Neuromancer-inspired…
Dead Space 2 is one of the year's most anticipated games, and we've got an inside look at the action-horror series' next chapter. Check out an exclusive pulse-pounding trailer featuring Smashing Pumpkins, plus our interview with Executive Producer Steve Papoutsis.