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But Also, Fight Me: Art in LA

But Also, Fight Me: Art in LA

LA, my cyberpunk city. I’ve started ‘fessing up to where I live when I travel to conventions. The result is usually the same: people say “Oh,” give me an appraising look like they’re trying to decide if they can get away with what they’re about to say, and then...

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The State of Cyberpunk – Matthew Cox

The State of Cyberpunk – Matthew Cox

This post is part of the State of Cyberpunk series. Matthew Cox was twelve when he first discovered William Gibson’s Neuromancer and immediately fell in love with the genre’s vivid imagery and iconic aesthetic. The integration of biology with technology fascinated him...

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The State of Cyberpunk – Brian Woodruff

The State of Cyberpunk – Brian Woodruff

This blog post is part of the State of Cyberpunk series. The striking visuals and digital landscapes of cyberspace were what first drew Brian Woodruff to the genre of cyberpunk, through such works as William Gibson's Neuromancer and Count Zero, as well as the writings...

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The State of Cyberpunk – Fraser Simons

The State of Cyberpunk – Fraser Simons

This blog post is part of the State of Cyberpunk series. Fraser Simons has read more cyberpunk than anyone I have ever met or interviewed to date. His introduction to the genre was Richard Morgan’s Altered Carbon, which has also been made into a popular Netflix show....

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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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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.