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"Infinite Detail" Imagines an Apocalypse Many of Us Long For - Electric Literature
It’s interesting that you talk about the cities as characters because the critique of smart cities that interests me the most is that smart cities are generic solutions. They view cities as problems and that there is a generic, off-the-shelf solution for them. That’s kind of the smart cities philosophy. But cities aren’t all the same, in terms of their communities and conflicts. So partly my aim was to give Bristol, and Brooklyn to a lesser extent, a kind of feeling that it was a unique place and couldn’t be pigeon-holed like that.
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12 days ago by allaboutgeorge
T. Kingfisher's "Packing" - Uncanny Magazine
The friends you make now may be with you for the rest of your life.

Come on then. It’s time to pack.
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17 days ago by allaboutgeorge
Everyone’s World Is Ending All the Time: notes on becoming a climate resilience planner at the edge of the anthropocene - Uncanny Magazine
To speak to that soft city-flesh, to speak for it, and for its people, to respect that climate change harms first those who have been already been harmed worst—to practice not only planning but environmental justice—for this I must believe that a planner at the edge of the Anthropocene is a translator with an agenda.
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17 days ago by allaboutgeorge
Paolo Bacigalupi's "A Full Life" - MIT Technology Review
By the time Rue reached 15 she had begun to measure her life by her many moves, the parchment of her life torn into fragments, each one reducing the integrity of the whole. Each small leaf then folded. Folded and shaped until it became surreal origami [...]
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17 days ago by allaboutgeorge
Rundschau: Da hilft nur noch Zeitreiseneinsatz, Zeitreiseneinsatz [Seite 9] - Science Fiction & Fantasy - › Wissenschaft
Mit "Foe" dürfte sich der Kanadier Iain Reid endgültig als exzellenter Autor etabliert haben. Schon mit seinem ersten Roman, dem Psychothriller "I'm Thinking of Ending Things" ("The Ending – Du wirst dich fürchten. Und du wirst nicht wissen, warum"), hatte er einen großen Erfolg gelandet, Netflix hat bereits mit der Verfilmung begonnen. Das beklemmende Kammerspiel "Foe" könnte jederzeit den gleichen Weg gehen, ein Kinoerlebnis der unbehaglichen Art wäre garantiert. Und der Twist am Ende, o Mann ...
28 days ago by Verlf
Rundschau: Da hilft nur noch Zeitreiseneinsatz, Zeitreiseneinsatz [Seite 4] - Science Fiction & Fantasy - › Wissenschaft
Hier kommt das richtige Buch für alle, die Space Operas im Stil von James Corey, Vernor Vinge oder Alastair Reynolds als das Nonplusultra der Science Fiction ansehen. Ganz besonders sogar Alastair Reynolds, denn dessen erfolgreicher "Revelation Space"-Zyklus wurde maßgeblich von Linda Nagatas "Nanotech Succession"-Reihe beeinflusst. Diese ist in vier Bänden in den Jahren 1995 bis 1998 erschienen und bildet in ihrer Gesamtheit eine waschechte Future History, die von quasi morgen bis in eine ferne transhumane Ära reicht. Nach einer Reihe von Romanen aus der nahen Zukunft (die "Red"-Trilogie und "The Last Good Man") ist Nagata nun nach 20 Jahren in dieses fantastische Universum zurückgekehrt und dabei so gut in Form wie eh und je.
28 days ago by Verlf
Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline: How to watch every MCU film and TV show in chronological order
"… every piece of MCU viewing material mapped out in chronological order, including movies, Netflix shows, one-shots (those mini-films you will find in the DVD extras), and other TV shows. In brackets are the years the films officially take place in, as confirmed by Marvel studios."
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4 weeks ago by garrettc
A Brief History of Pamela Sargent’s Women of Wonder Anthologies
Sargent had been shopping the initial anthology around for several years without luck. Publishers generally felt the market for such an anthology would be small. She got a lucky break when Vonda N. McIntyre asked Vintage Books how it was that despite having done all-male anthologies, they’d never published an all-women one. Vintage was interested in the idea, provided that someone not on their staff did the editing. McIntyre introduced Sargent to the folks at Vintage and the rest is SF history.

Women of Wonder could have stood on its own (and given the prejudices of the time, might have been intended as a one-off). The volume provided a short history of science fiction, a fine essay whose main flaw was that it came to an abrupt halt in 1974 (possibly due to the fact that it was written in 1974). The rest of the book was an assortment of prose pieces, plus one poem. With the possible except of Sonya Dorman’s “The Child Dreams,” all of the pieces included were reprints, arranged in order of publication. The oldest work was Judith Merril’s 1948 “That Only a Mother,” the most recent McIntyre’s 1973 “Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand.”

The New Women of Wonder (1978) rounded off the series by focusing on what were then recent works, like Russ’ “When It Changed,” and Tiptree’s “The Women Men Don’t See.” Works that are now classics.

In 1995 there was a two-volume follow-up to the original series. Women of Wonder: The Classic Years (1995) featured older works, many of which had appeared in earlier WoW anthologies. Women of Wonder: The Contemporary Years (1995) drew on the body of speculative fiction published in the seventeen years since The New Women of Wonder. Although The Classic Years sifted a span twice as long as The Contemporary Years, both volumes are of similar length. This may be a reflection of the greater number of women active in the field in recent years.
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5 weeks ago by campylobacter
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