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a cyberpunk blog by the author of The Glitch Logs

The State of Cyberpunk – Hamish Cameron

The State of Cyberpunk – Hamish Cameron

This blog post is part of the State of Cyberpunk series. Hamish is best known for his creation of The Sprawl, a tabletop RPG where high-tech low-lives - through cunning, luck, or sheer brute force - make runs against ruthless, powerful corporations and sometimes even...

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The State of Cyberpunk: An Introduction

The State of Cyberpunk: An Introduction

When I sent out the first batch of request for interview to cyberpunk creators a little over a month ago, I had some idea that I’d do five or six of them, get some interesting insights, do a meta-write up on what I’d learned, and call it a series. I was younger and...

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Data Point of One: Working With a Cover Artist

Data Point of One: Working With a Cover Artist

A couple weeks ago, I got a knock at the door and a package roughly half-as big as I am. The original artwork for the cover of Overclocked had arrived and I was beyond thrilled. If I were a better marketing-person, I would have done an unboxing video or something, but...

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A Toast to a Bullshit Year

A Toast to a Bullshit Year

2017 was, in many ways, a bullshit year, politically and, for me, on a personal level. An uninsured driver totaled our only car, I got shingles, my husband’s grandfather passed, a number of friends went through and are still going through severe medical and financial...

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Trending Now – Reflections on Success

Trending Now – Reflections on Success

When I went to bed on Tuesday night, I had 50 subscribers on Tapas, a popular webcomic app that also has a “novels” section of its site. When I woke up the next morning, I that number had jumped to 88. I hit the “trending” page and the number kept climbing, clearing...

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Letting the Good Stuff Go

Letting the Good Stuff Go

I got feedback from my test readers this past weekend on Book 2 of Glitch. The feedback was largely positive – the characters, the story, the setting, they’re all doing their jobs, and I’m now firmly in editing territory with the next draft. This success was...

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Death By Success

Death By Success

Gonna start by stating the obvious: success feels good. Getting that first commission from a stranger, being asked to speak on a podcast or a panel, fan mail, recognition at a con, even just an enthusiastic comment or a bunch of shares on your social media platform of...

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About the Author

About the Author

Living on the outskirts of Los Angeles, California for over a decade turned one-time fantasy writer Rachel Beck into an author of the cyberpunk series The Glitch Logs. When not hammering out new stories by the light of a dying laptop, she also enjoys gaming, tabletop RPGs, and escaping the cyber dystopia to enjoy nature. Rachel is also the author of stand-alone fantasy novel Sommnium, The Dark Menagerie storied-jewelry series, and co-creator of The Dracula Files.
About the Author

About the Author

Living on the outskirts of Los Angeles, California for over a decade turned one-time fantasy writer Rachel Beck into an author of the cyberpunk series The Glitch Logs. When not hammering out new stories by the light of a dying laptop, she also enjoys gaming, tabletop RPGs, and escaping the cyber dystopia to enjoy nature. Rachel is also the author of stand-alone fantasy novel Sommnium, The Dark Menagerie storied-jewelry series, and co-creator of The Dracula Files.

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