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Exploring the Moral Ambiguity of Sean Danker’s Sci-Fi Novel ‘Admiral’


Exploring the Moral Ambiguity of Sean Danker’s Sci-Fi Novel ‘Admiral’

When is a hero not a hero? That’s the question that I’m asking myself as I read through Sean Danker’s wonderful new science-fiction novel Admiral. You see, the “admiral” of the novel, the protagonist, may not be an admiral at all. He might not be anything more than a scheming, chemically dependent con artist. But [...]

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New Kickstarter Project: MECH: AGE OF STEEL


A new science fiction mech anthology has been posted on Kickstarter! There are some very good writers working in the genre!

Here are the details!

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Names You Should Know: Groundbreaking Female SF/F Authors


FeedYourNeedtoRead.com writer Paul Wargelin has written an outstanding round-up of notable female science-fiction and fantasy fiction authors: thirteen in all. It’s a good mix of genre giants like Octavia Butler, Ursula LeGuin, and Anne McCaffrey, along with pioneers like C.L. Moore, and contemporary masters like Nnedi Okorafor and Malinda Lo. In each case, Wargelin includes some [...]

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‘Barsk: The Elephant’s Graveyard’: Anthropomorphic Animal Sci-Fi That’ll Blow Your Mind


Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: a community of anthropomorphic, tree-dwelling elephant people on a backwater planet attract the attention of the greater cosmic community of space-faring otters, dogs, and other anthropoid animals after it is revealed that they have a drug that enables a gifted few to speak with the spirits of [...]

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Agro-Ecologist and Architect Design Sci-Fi City of the Future


Are you ready for an optimistic and beautiful vision of the future? Take a look at these concept illustrations for a green-friendly city of the future. Designed by Indian agroecologist Amlankusum and Vincent Callebaut Architectures of Paris, this vertical development incorporates plenty of sunlight and green spaces. Dubbed “Hyperions”, the complex would consist of six [...]

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Kickstarter: Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin Documentary


Kickstarter: Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin Documentary

Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin, a feature documentary, explores the remarkable life and legacy of the groundbreaking 86-year-old author.

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When Scientists Read Science-Fiction


It’s probably not at all surprising to learn that there are plenty of scientists who are science-fiction buffs. Neil de Grasse Tyson is, arguably, both science’s most prominent practitioner and one of the world’s biggest sci-fi nerds, after all. But what kind of science-fiction do scientists enjoy? Is it only the hard stuff or can [...]

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Balancing The Genre Itch: Julie Czerneda Goes From Science Fiction to Fantasy


Balancing The Genre Itch: Julie Czerneda Goes From Science Fiction to Fantasy

This month, Julie Czernada has two books out – one fantasy, one science fiction. Here, Julie explains what it was like to switch between the genres and how the writing process differs.

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Do You Have What It Takes To Make Planetfall?


Do You Have What It Takes To Make Planetfall?

As the expedition Planetfall prepares to take off, author Emma Newman asks whether you have what it takes to become one of the 1000 intrepid adventurers starting a new colony in distant space.

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Sci-Fi Film ‘Listening’ Proves That You Really Don’t Want Telepathy


I just watched a powerful and disturbing science-fiction film titled “Listening”. It’s about a scrappy group of grad school students who succeed in putting together a mind-reading device in an off-the-books lab. It sounds like an incredible innovation, doesn’t it?
Wouldn’t you like the ability to bypass language entirely and directly connect with the mind of [...]

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