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Dash (Recast)

Yolanda Sfetsos

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Market lists, news, writer's resources, and lots of fee-based eBook and eMagazine downloads. Mack Reynolds, in several stories placed in the near future, describes the creation of art works of all kinds that are put into a central computer and paid for as someone wishes to have them reproduced at a home terminal. It’s social decay wrapped in high technology; the ability to directly connect to the internet and interface with it in a virtual fashion; or just vastly superior technology to ours that may have developed a personality of its own.
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Death On Zanath

Lee Gimenez

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Of course, nobody really wants to talk about that future, because it’s depressing and not fun and doesn’t have Fischerspooner doing the soundtrack.” “What a lot of people seemed to miss…was that the Grim Meathook Future emphatically isn’t the Mad Max postapocalypse where everybody runs around shooting at each other in body armor made of tractor tires and Wilson’s Leather remaindered items. The eye-grabbing quality of bullpup guns comes from how they overturn the past 500 years of firearm design.
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Etifilieuhs, um.

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From the beginning science fiction attracted young boys with scientific interests. The use of folklore is especially important because folklore is "often a battleground between subversive and conservative forces" and a medium for constructing new societal norms. Cyberpunk is a 1990 documentary that explores the world that William Gibson invented with his book Neuromancer. Now Naa Commandos are set to protect him, yet assassins come to try and take over their encampment. When I met him at one of the con parties, he said he was high on some SF-sounding substance I’d never heard of.
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The Atomic Sea: Part Nine

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Science fiction studies has a long history dating back to the turn of the 20th century, but it was not until later that science fiction studies solidified as a discipline with the publication of the academic journals Extrapolation (1959), Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction (1972), and Science Fiction Studies (1973), and the establishment of the oldest organizations devoted to the study of science fiction, the Science Fiction Research Association and the Science Fiction Foundation, in 1970.
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Near Life Experience (Starcall Book 1)

Bob Bello

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One could be flippant and say that the importance of Wells’s work now lies in its intriguing mix of old and new — Wells was steampunk when steam was still punk, his futuristic machines tricked out in hand-tooled leather and knurled brass. But although he can claim the original coinage, Bethke did not exercise his naming rights. Science fiction films are often speculative in nature, and often include key supporting elements of science and technology. The year’s final SNAFU anthology will continue its tradition of quality military science fiction with an edge of horror.
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The Whistle

Lee Isserow

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The corp execs cannot empathize with the likes of Burke. Her non-fiction book Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth, was recently made into a documentary. Meanwhile, three writers who might well have been in the sequel to Mirrorshades had there been one—Walter Jon Williams, George Alec Effinger, and Richard Kadrey—published Hardwired (1986), When Gravity Fails (1986), and Metrophage (1988), respectively.
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The Dragon's Wrath: Shadows in the Flame

Brent Roth

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Two more Trek series, Deep Space Nine and Voyager, tried to restore excitement—the first was set on a frontier space station, the second in a galaxy far from our own tedious one—but with little effect. Although it is set post-singularity and features a posthuman entity it is far more traditional in feel (or at least that is how I found it). Writings of Paracelsus describe a mirror of ELECTRUM MAGICUM with telegenic properties, and crystal scrying was in its heyday. digital alchemists have at their command tools of a precision and power unimagined by their predecessors.
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The Dreamers

James Gunn

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She received her undergraduate degree from Victoria College at the University of Toronto and her master's degree from Radcliffe College. PKD was not the first science fiction writer to envision the possibility that the Divine might be a machine-this same notion appears in a story by the late Isaac Asimov (The Final Question) in which a series of increasingly powerful computers are asked how to reverse the entropic heat death of the universe.
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The Zero Class (Cypher Theorem) (Volume 1)

Mark Brandon Powell

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Ridley Scott’s film reworks the thematics of urban naturalism and hard-boiled novels not only by scrutinizing the power structure of the urban-industrial scene but also by raising questions about the make-up of the human subjects inhabiting this dystopian environment. Correspondingly, neo-noir should be a subgenre of noir and not separated. And it came at the end of the film, not the beginning. tl;dw Stone pussyfooted around how controversial his subject matter was and just wanted to make a drama.
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Avery Cates: The Walled City: An Avery Cates Short Story

Jeff Somers

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However, regarding science fiction published between the beginning of the Golden Age and the end of the Verne-Poe-Wells “scientific romance” era, Aldiss (who rightly laments that Wells’s 20th century fiction after, perhaps, 1904’s The Food of the Gods, fails to recapture “that darkly beautiful quality of imagination, or that instinctive-seeming unity of construction, which lives in his early novels”) has very little to say. “Hm,” I thought, when I noticed that. “That’s an awfully long stretch of science fiction history to overlook, isn’t it?” Aldiss seems to feel that authors of science fiction after Wells and before the Golden Age weren’t very talented.