The issue also features original fiction and an article on Afro SF. Well worth spending your pocket change on in my opinion. Get it now via the Aurealis site.
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A solid hour talking with Vinay Gupta [@leashless] about his work on the infrastructure and thinking to avoid mass deaths from the ongoing effects of climate chaos.
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The following essay was originally serialised on The State from May 20, 2013. genesis and forking timelines It’s the early 90s. In the form of an Australian teenager finishing high school, with a head full of Heinlein, I tried to join the Army. That future never eventuated—in this timeline, anyway. I entered university still full of […]
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This is a re-release of my essay It’s Not A War, It’s A Rescue Mission – originally published on the now defunct website, Grinding.be, March 7th, 2011. Also available in this PDF version – (thanks lizbt!) And translated into Spanish, courtesy of @Rabbitz – No es una guerra, es una misión de rescate [PDF] – I’ve chosen to publish this […]
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In his BFI Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder keynote lecture [CLICK THROUH FOR EMBEDDED VIDEO], acclaimed author William Gibson joins novelist Nick Harkaway to discuss cinematic cyberpunk and the origins of the term cyberspace. Gibson also reveals his love of District 9 (2009) and reflects upon his experience writing for The X-Files.
On how he came to invent cyberspace as setting for his fiction:
“by the late 70s I had a very jaundiced view of the last little while of popular imagined futures and I wanted… it wasn’t resonant for me, if nothing else. I wanted to find something else that was more resonant, for me, of the possible.”
* the goo of District 9’s weapons as the future of interface to data via clarkean magix
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The first full length episode of my new podcast is online. You can listen to it at the embed below. There’s detailed show notes over on my tumblr. It’s all about TIME and features special-guest @Wolven. You can subscribe to the podcast at the following locations: iTunes Stitcher SoundCloud Feedburner I’ve opened up a feedback […]
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Quote from Pattern Recogniton – Chapter 6: The Match Factory: “Of course,” he [Bigend] says, “we have no idea, now, of who or what the inhabitants of our future might be. In that sense, we have no future. Not in the sense that our grandparnts had a future, or thought they did. Fully imagined cultural […]
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(Caching this important piece here for posterity..) Googles Earth By WILLIAM GIBSON I actually think most people dont want Google to answer their questions, said the search giants chief executive, Eric Schmidt, in a recent and controversial interview. They want Google to tell them what they should be doing next. Do we really desire Google […]
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I recently concluded my brief tour of the classic, nay original cyberpunk series Max Headroom. The brevity of which had nothing everything to do with the Digital Archive Project preserving this show in varying degrees of quality, and my media player only being able to handle but a few of them. Of course, it’s just […]
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Via Chairman Bruce comes this tale of tech woes; oh noes, b-loggin’ is not so hip no moar with, you know, teh_kidz AND TWITTER NEVER WILL BE! This article (and the many before like it) hits a nerve with me, in that it perpuates a lot of ideas that I’m sick of hearing. In short, I TAKE […]
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