Daniel Lemire: Revisiting Vernor Vinge’s “predictions” for 2025
Woche der Kritik: A Martian Chronicle - Mars and Movies. A Survey in Five Parts
The Martians deploy alcohol as a killer weapon and do some nasty things to a cow, and they are clearly an inspiration for the computer-generated invaders in what remains Tim Burton’s best film, Mars Attacks! (1996)
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Michael Siegel (YouTube): An Astronomer Ranks Fictional Spaceships
Compelling Science Fiction: Top science fiction short stories published in August
Politico: 5 questions for Neal Stephenson
UnHerd: Welcome to Philip K. Dick’s dystopia
Dick’s dystopian-psychological approach marks him less as a conventional science fiction writer than as a member of the California anti-utopian school of the Sixties, whose best-known members include Robert Stone, Thomas Pynchon, Ken Kesey, Joan Didion and Hunter Thompson. Seen from this angle, Dick was perhaps the most powerfully and sweepingly paranoid of a group of writers whose stock-in-trade was conspiracy and paranoia, the hallmarks of a society marked — at that moment, and this one — by violent street crime, drug-induced psychosis, and visionary promises gone terribly wrong. Of his anti-utopian peers, Dick’s sci-fi genre background made him the only one who had any particular feel for the proposition that technology was inseparable from, and would therefore inevitably alter, our idea of the human.
The Digital Antiquarian: Master of Orion
Reddit: Talked with a Mandarin speaker who has spent a decade in China and learned some really interesting things about The Three Body Problem. They changed some big stuff in the translation!
YouTube: Monitor-Magazin 1969: Perry Rhodan
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Modern Drunkard Magazine: March 11: Douglas Adams’ Birthday
Adams got the idea for The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide while a drunken 18-year-old lying in a field in Austria, gazing at the night sky while gripping a hitch-hiker’s guide to Europe, and thinking, there should be a hitch-hiker’s guide for the entire galaxy.
Variety: ‘Futurama’ Star John DiMaggio Joins Hulu Revival: ‘I’m Back, Baby!’
Variety: ‘Futurama’ Revival Ordered at Hulu With Multiple Original Cast Members Returning
The Lack of AI In the Expanse Is Its Most Important Vision of the Future