G’day / Kia Ora. Today I have the honour of hosting the eighth author showcases focusing on the awesome talent originating from Australia and New Zealand. The idea came to me whilst seeing so many of the book community gathering at recent conventions in the US and UK. And once my FOMO had subsided, I […]
Antonia Rachel Ward is an author of horror and speculative fiction based in Cambridgeshire, UK. As well as a considerable body of short story work and poetry, she has published two novellas, Marionette and Attack of the Killer Tumbleweeds, and her first novel, DreamScape, is released on 24th October. You can find my 9.5/10 review […]
Synopsis If you fall deep enough down the rabbit hole, how will you even know when you’ve made it out? When teenage runaway Wren Silver’s little sister gets lost in the DreamScape, a virtual world so addictive its use has been outlawed, the prognosis is bad. Nobody who’s fallen into a coma while using the […]
NOTE: This is the final TBRCon2023 panel, so there won’t be any more Friday panel highlights. Thank you for listening and supporting the convention.
Every week, we’ve highlighted a panel from TBRCon2023, looking back on the amazing variety of panels that we had the honor of hosting.
For this final week, join moderator/author Cody Sisco and authors T. R. Napper, Olivia Chadha, Matthew FitzSimmons, Jeremy Szal and Elly Bangs for a TBRCon2023 panel on “What Even is Cyberpunk in 2023?”
This electrifying novel set in the world of Cyberpunk 2077 follows a group of strangers as they discover that the dangers of Night City are all too real. In neon-drenched Night City, a ragtag group of strangers have just pulled off a daring heist on a Militech convoy transporting a mysterious container. What do each […]
Think of something that truly threatens the aspect of your soul. An absence. Something that should make you feel and care for, but something that pulls at the tug of your moral conscience. Why are humans capable of committing the most evil and heinous crimes? Because without empathy, and apathy combined, then there is no shame. No regret. The world of Kolcha, the very city where Jathan lives proves that there is an undercurrent of shame and turmoil and that not everything is as it seems. You can’t take anything for granted in this city.
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.
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.