Join host Adrian M. Gibson and authors Malka Older, T. R. Napper, Lincoln Michel and Craig Lea Gordon as they decode the (virtual) realities of cyberpunk’s past, present and future. During the panel they discuss what attracts them to cyberpunk, the genre’s origins in noir, the contrast between cities and apocalyptic landscapes, worn out cyberpunk tropes and aesthetics, big themes like biotech and transhumanism, memory and reality, information and AI, as well as how the genre can be resuscitated in the 21st-century and much more.
Review: 36 Streets by T. R. Napper
T. R. Napper’s debut novel 36 Streets is a rich, multi-layered thrill ride. On one hand, it delivers a slick, neon-soaked cyberpunk narrative, with a gruff anti-hero protagonist, tense action and near-future tech. But on the other, it’s a surprisingly thoughtful story, with nuanced explorations of family, identity and memory in the face of immense tragedy. Pair that with the living trauma of its Vietnamese setting (specifically its capital city Hanoi) and the result is a potent mix of futurism and the human condition.
Author Chat: T. R. Napper
Join FanFiAddict’s Adrian M. Gibson and award-winning author T. R. Napper for a chat about the birth and progression of the cyberpunk genre, punk aesthetics, Vietnamese history, Southeast Asia as a setting, memory and PTSD, immigration and identity, his short story collection Neon Leviathan, his new debut novel 36 Streets and much more.