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No genre is as ripe for contemporary reinvention as science fiction, with Denis Villeneuve’s recent reboot of Frank Herbert’s epic Dunes setting the benchmark for cinematic retaliation. The nature of science fiction lends itself to malleability, and directors often approach a remake with the intention of putting a new spin on an already worn-out concept.

Naturally, however, a remake is always judged alongside its older iteration, and moviegoers on Reddit have given their thoughts on which sci-fi remakes match, or better yet, match the original.

RoboCop (2014)


Joel Kinnaman as Robocop

For many, the jury remains out on Jose Padhila’s 2014 remake of Paul Verhoeven’s classic dystopian thriller RoboCop. Critics at the time of release praised the film’s performances and action settings, but were also unimpressed with its clumsiness and the remake was considered unworthy of the critical stature offered to its predecessor.

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However, some members of the Reddit community still think Padhila’s film is worth watching, especially for actor Gary Oldman’s performance. Reddit user Turtmcgirt also indicates that watching a remake such as RoboCop must be judged on its standalone merits, saying, “I loved it, sure, it wasn’t as graphic as the original, but I didn’t buy a ticket for that movie to watch the ‘original.”

Dredd (2012)


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With a screenplay by none other than Alex Garland, Pete Travis’ 2012 remake Judge Drdd was a critical and commercial success. The concept for Travis’ remake was a far cry from Danny Canon’s 1995 adaptation of the titular comic book favorite. Travis and Garland’s film was a gritty, gritty thriller that yearned to move away from the cheesiness of Canon’s film.


The consensus of critics and fans aligned with the assessment of Dredthough many in the Reddit community still have a lot of love for Canon’s 1995 adaptation. But with its jaw-dropping action, 2012 Dred is considered by many to be the best film. Reddit user PvtHudson093 cuts to the chase when comparing the two films, simply saying, “Dredd is way better than Judge Dredd.”

Total Recall (2012)


Len Wiseman’s Retaliation from Paul Verhoeven’s classic 1990 film, Total recallsuffered similar critical backlash as Jose Padhila RoboCop as soon as it comes out. Contemporary revamps of dystopian thrillers from the late ’80s and early ’90s were clearly trending in 2012, but many moviegoers on Reddit consider remakes to be underrated to say the least.


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Reddit user badguy68 echoed the sentiment of the majority of fans of the original film who were willing to give the Wiseman remake a chance based on their own individual strengths, saying, “I liked the new Total recall too. I wish the story was as good as the first but (it had) awesome visuals and action. Total recall remake was a decent update to its predecessor and shouldn’t be easily dismissed.

Invasion of the Body Thieves (1978)


Donald Sutherland screaming at the end of Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

Philip Kaufman’s 1978 adaptation of Jack Finney’s famous 1955 novel, body thieves, is considered by several Reddit users to be one of the best movie remakes of all time. With Donald Sutherland and Leonard Nimoy, Invasion of the Body Thieves has achieved nothing less than cult classic status among moviegoers and is widely considered superior to its 1956 predecessor of the same name directed by Don Siegel.


Reddit user gf120581 offers strict superlatives when describing Kaufman’s remake, saying “the 1978 version of The invasion of the body thieves is one of the greatest remakes of all time for many reasons, but looking at it, one of its best features are the creepy little touches at the start.” Kaufman’s Invasion of the Body Thieves has stood the test of time to remain one of the most beloved sci-fi remakes.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)


Andy Serkis as Caesar in Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

Before Matt Reeves’ flagship sequel in 2014, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, stamped on Planet of the Apes franchise with classic status, Rupert Wyatt’s remake of the original 1968 classic gave the well-known sci-fi origin story a much-needed revamp for the modern age. Wyatt’s film is widely seen as an update to Tim Burton’s problematic 2001 remake of Planet of the Apes.


Reddit user Shatonamime writes how impressed they are with Wyatt and Reeves’ efforts, saying, “To go up and Dawn are pretty unique stories themselves. Explicitly not borrowing from any previous film. I have to say that I’m a fan of those movies because I try to have a strong story and strong characters to fill it out.” Rise of the Planet of the Apes revitalized a waning franchise and laid the foundation for a classic trilogy of films.

The Fly (1986)


Director David Cronenberg obviously has a habit of revisiting pre-existing material since he recently remade his own film, crimes of the future, which premiered at Cannes in May 2022. Cronenberg’s remake of the lesser-known 1958 film, Fly, directed by Kurt Neumann, was an instant body horror classic when it was released in 1986.

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Fans on Reddit are quick to cite Cronenberg’s seminal 1986 film as one of the best sci-fi remakes, with one user saying, “This is really awesome, one of my favorite Cronenberg movies. Jeff Goldblum y is brilliant. It’s scary and sad, one of the best horror movies. You actually care about the main character.”

War of the Worlds (2005)


Steven Spielberg’s remake of the 1953 film of the same name, based on the popular science fiction novel by HG Wells, received a lukewarm reception from audiences and critics upon its release. Unlike many of his contemporary action films, Spielberg War of the Worlds was an intensely emotional film that focused more on family drama than the aliens themselves.

The appreciation for Spielberg’s underrated masterpiece has not been lost on the Reddit community, with Redditor Orefeus saying, “It was such a fun watch! You may notice the green screen at first, but the movie sucked me in and after 10-15 mins you stop looking for it.Such a fun watch for a lazy Sunday afternoon/evening.

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)


tom hardy in mad max fury road

Whether Mad Max: Fury Road is technically a remake or simply the fourth installment of the madmax franchise is a subject of debate. The 2015 George Miller film has many standalone qualities, however, and is nonetheless a thrilling, jaw-dropping journey from minute one to the last and is considered one of the best films of the 2010s.


Reddit users are virtually unanimous in their appreciation of Miller’s film and Rikimaru is adamant in their support for the film, saying “Masterpiece is as I describe it too. Occasionally I’ll casually throw it away and enjoy it at new”. Mad Max: Fury RoadThe endless appeal of makes it ripe for repeat viewings.

Dunes (2021)


A Bene Gesserit woman with glowing blue eyes.

David Lynch’s original 1984 adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi epic novel, Dunes was a notorious critical failure upon release, and many fans of Herbert’s novel have long yearned for a remake that does justice to the complex and outlandish world of the source material. Luckily, Denis Villeneuve’s 2021 remake did just that, and more.

Aside from a select few, most Redditors agree that Villeneuve’s remake is a substantial improvement over Lynch’s problematic original adaptation, with one user saying, “I think the new Dune is better than the original.” Lynch’s bloated original struggled to match Villeneuve’s ambitious remake and with Part 2 coming soon, fans are expecting more of the same.

The Thing (1982)


Kurt Russell in The Thing

John Carpenter The thing gave terrifying new life to Christian Nyby’s classic 1951 sci-fi horror, The thing from another world, upon its release in 1982. Although it received largely negative reviews upon its first theatrical screening, Carpenter’s film has aged well and is now considered a staple classic in the horror genre.

The movie poster can be seen on the walls of most homes and movie buffs and its iconic design has long been a defining image of horror movie marathons. The Reddit community is also very impressed with Carpenter’s masterpiece, with writers proclaiming “The Thing (1982) to be one of my favorite films of all time”.

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Enter Mapimi’s Zone of Silence: Where Science Fiction Meets Reality https://www.scientific-library.net/enter-mapimis-zone-of-silence-where-science-fiction-meets-reality/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 10:00:50 +0000 https://www.scientific-library.net/enter-mapimis-zone-of-silence-where-science-fiction-meets-reality/

Welcome to the Mapimi zone of silence: you are alone

Once upon a time in 1970, a military training rocket accidentally derailed and invaded Mexican airspace. Landing somehow hundreds of miles off course, the rocket buried itself in the desert region of Durango, Mexico. Because of this, it triggered a huge government search mission to an area called the Mapimi Zone which turned out to have little or no ability to connect to the outside world.

What most people didn’t know was that the rocket actually contained two small containers of Cobalt 57, a radioactive element. Secret specialists arrived to find the rocket and secure its contents, which took about three weeks.

Once they found the wreckage, the government made a road to transport the remains, plus a small amount of contaminated soil. This activity alone created a buzz with locals about what was going on.

However, this was not the first recorded incident of something strange happening in the Zone of Silence.

Mexico’s “Bermuda Triangle”

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The first recorded report of strange occurrences in the Mapimi area was made by a pilot in the 1930s. As he flew over the area, he noticed that his radio suddenly stopped working. Since then, many visitors to the area – including official sources – say that gadgets tend not to work there anymore.

Yes, it’s true. Supposedly, the Zone of Silence is more than just a dramatic name. Communication is regularly interrupted and much of the technology breaks down once you cross a certain area on this earth.

Similar reports abound with the Bermuda Triangle. What is fascinating is that the Zone of Silence and the Bermuda Triangle both exist between parallels 26 and 28. Is this a coincidence, or is there something strange with these coordinates that no one has been able to determine?

An Abundance of Meteorites Links Mapimi to the Stars

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Throughout the 20th century, the region had a lot of meteorite activity. In fact, large meteorites have landed in southern Chihuahua, right next to the Zone. Two fell on the same ranch; one in 1938 and another in 1954.

Meteors don’t come and go either. They tend to make a lot of noise, like a third meteorite that fell in 1969. Just west of the Allende Valley, this massive event emitted a large firmament light, which people saw for miles . Also, the noise was so loud and disturbing that it broke the windows.

Because of this and other strange occurrences, scientists from all over the world began to take an interest in the area.

…and some also believe in other forms of life

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When it comes to places like this, there will always be conspiracy theorists. However, in this case, the theories are very specifically related to extraterrestrial activity. People who visited (especially people who got lost) reported seeing large, blond, human-looking creatures. All they ask for is water, and when asked where they are from, they say “above”. However, once they have an interaction, they vanish into thin air without even leaving a footprint.

Locals call people who flock to the area to find aliens “silencios” and “zoneros.” One story tells of a car full of conspiracy theorists stopping a local on the road and asking him where to find the Quiet Zone.

He responded by telling them to drive ahead and look for where the Martians are jumping from one side of the road to the other. They thanked him (without laughing) and continued on their way.

Visit the Mapimi Zone of Silence

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The best time to visit the mapimi area is between November and May. It’s dry season in the region, and you’re sure to get that ‘desert experience’. Many people try to visit to research aliens and paranormal experiences.

In fact, so many people are interested in the area that different tourism opportunities have presented themselves throughout the year. People saw how rumors of the area attracted curious people, and they tried to maximize the opportunities.

Things to do

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The area is truly remote, but one of the most popular things to do is to hire a guide and take a tour of the area. Some locals have been there for years and have incredible stories to tell.

For example, a man who runs a local ranch said he saw a light appear overhead when he was 12 years old. He and his brother had been exploring, and when they returned to their ranch, they realized they had lost two hours.

In addition to exploring areas where your cel reception will be jammed, you can also discover an abandoned hacienda that was abandoned during the Mexican Revolution.

It is an Ecologically Rich Area

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To add to the lore surrounding the Zona de Silencia, there are a whole bunch of weird animals and plants in the area.

Stories of flora and fauna mutations include a beautiful purple cactus that wouldn’t exist anywhere else and a rare version of the desert tortoise. Little known fact: This Gopherus tortoise is the largest land reptile in North America and is also endangered.

In addition to unique plants and animals, there are also hot springs tucked away in a cave.

So really, on top of all the alien rumors and tech jamming in the Bermuda Triangle in Mexico, there’s also some really cool stuff going on.

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Bionic weapons developed at U bring science fiction into the realm of fact – WCCO https://www.scientific-library.net/bionic-weapons-developed-at-u-bring-science-fiction-into-the-realm-of-fact-wcco/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 22:00:00 +0000 https://www.scientific-library.net/bionic-weapons-developed-at-u-bring-science-fiction-into-the-realm-of-fact-wcco/

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — This story may sound like science fiction, but it’s reality, and it’s created in Minnesota.

We’ve all seen the fantasy-based images, like Luke Skywalker or the Terminator, of bionic beings. But now, thanks to a few penny-sized chips installed in the University of Minnesota’s engineering lab, the fantasy has become reality.

It comes in the form of a robotic arm designed for people who have lost theirs, like Cameron Slaven who lives in Texas.

“It was pretty awful, it was a factory incident,” Slaven said. “I was working with a machine and it basically crushed my hand and part of my arm and they had to amputate me.”

He heard about a lawsuit at U of M with Jules Anh Tuan Nguyen and his teacher Zhi Yang; they started the research 10 years ago in Singapore.

“They are amazing. The work they do is out of this world, bordering on the miraculous,” Slaven said.

Slaven was frustrated with the current electric arms which are controlled by muscles that have to be triggered by him, making certain movements difficult. Those created at the U are connected to the nerves.

“The computer and the mind interact, understand each other, and it will allow the patient (to be able) to control the prosthesis in a natural way. So, it is a natural movement; they can move their natural arm with just their brain”, explained Nguyen.

They use artificial technology similar to that which does facial recognition to interpret what the brain is saying and tell the hand what to do.

Nguyen says the new technology reads the patient’s mind, and quickly. The brain sends information to a neuro-interface. It’s translated with the AI, then the hand moves, and it all happens in 10 milliseconds.

After a dozen trips to the Twin Cities, it happened for Slaven. Nguyen says it was emotional for everyone.

“We call it ‘five finger day’, it’s the day we got it working properly,” he said.

Also a day that gave Slaven improved mobility – and hope.

“It was so exciting and so fun to be a part of, it really was. I don’t know another word. But it’s bigger than that. It’s fun and reassuring and it’s exciting and it’s just on an emotional level,” Slaven said. “It’s just awesome, it’s awesome. In a word, it’s just awesome.

The technology is just taking hold and it is hoped that the industry will catch up.

“We were joking that it’s going to cost you an arm and a leg,” Nguyen says. “At least $100,000 per model.”

For now, however, they will continue to experiment with people like Slaven, whose fantasy is already coming true.

“I don’t know how to say thank you enough that they’re trying and taking leaps and bounds,” Slaven said.

Anyone interested in joining the study Slaven is a part of in the future can contact Edward Keefer or call 858-205-0206.

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14-year-old student from Waltham publishes his first science fiction novel https://www.scientific-library.net/14-year-old-student-from-waltham-publishes-his-first-science-fiction-novel/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 17:42:31 +0000 https://www.scientific-library.net/14-year-old-student-from-waltham-publishes-his-first-science-fiction-novel/

WALTHAM, MA — Fourteen-year-old eighth-grade student Luke Schumacher at McDevitt Middle School in Waltham has released his first full-length novel.

It’s just a headache, released on May 28, tells the story of Adam Johnny Cox, a teenager who is plagued by extremely painful headaches, terrifying visions and nightmares. Inspired by Madeline L’Engle A shortcut in timeit’s not just a sci-fi novel, but also a story about the things that make college, well, college.

“I started writing this story in fifth grade with a few of the same characters, and then decided to adapt it into a play,” Schumacher said. “Nothing ever happened to the play, but I decided I wanted to do more. It took four months to write, then 11 months to edit and publish.”

“There is something in science fiction that influenced me, like the tesseract [the phenomenon of folding the fabric of space and time] in A wrinkle in Time,” he continued. “I was thinking of [what would happen] if they did something like that to someone who didn’t want it.”

Schumacher said he was grateful to his past and current English teachers, Rachael Hershon and Emily Whipple, for their help during the writing process.

“Mrs. Hershon let me stay after school and work there at first,” Schumacher said. “She even read my entire book and gave me feedback. Mrs. Whipple was mad about her promotion and put a countdown on her board. Now they want me to speak at English lessons from sixth grade. It was crazy for me, I never expected it once when I wrote this book.”

According to Schumacher’s parents, David Schumacher and Tricia O’Connell, Schumacher did this project all by himself. He figured out how to find a cover designer, distributor, and publisher, format it, and hire an editor, and largely used his own money to pay for it.

“Obviously we couldn’t be prouder and hope he keeps writing,” O’Connell said. “People often think, ‘How did he have time to do that?’ But that’s the silver lining of Covid. Luke would sit down and say I’m going to write 500 words a day and it gave him something to focus on during a time of solitude.”

“We’re really happy that he found something productive to do during this time,” said David Schumacher. “It’s a project that he really researched, and it’s not just about the story, but also about the children and their relationships with each other and the way they think and dream and interact. , and to me, that’s just as much a valuable part of it as anything.”

Luke Schumacher said he plans to continue writing as he grows up. He does not plan to write a sequel to It’s just a headachebut is currently working on a play and considering a career in writing.

“It’s crazy to be able to have all these opportunities since the book came out,” he said. “So many people buy it and ask about it, it comes out of my school, adults and kids read it, and just being able to go to a news site like this is insane.”

It’s just a headache is available for purchase here.

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Neptune Frost mixes music and science fiction to create a work of art https://www.scientific-library.net/neptune-frost-mixes-music-and-science-fiction-to-create-a-work-of-art/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 17:30:00 +0000 https://www.scientific-library.net/neptune-frost-mixes-music-and-science-fiction-to-create-a-work-of-art/

Cinema, whether we like to think of it that way or not, is often ruled by boundaries. They are expected to follow a typical narrative structure, conveying character development and plot through shared beliefs about how such stories should unfold. You must have a clearly established sequence of events, bound together by an expectation that the writing, directing, and editing will color the lines. We often operate in a binary way of thinking, trapping in movies that follow the rules we set for them or rejecting others when they don’t. It makes it all the more exciting and gripping when movies break free from these narrowly focused binaries, opening up new possibilities for what cinema can be.

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The new sci-fi musical Neptune FrostFriday release, directors Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman is one of those works. Lin-Manuel Miranda serves as an executive producer on the film, which displays the binaries we expect it to fall into to become a dreamlike and ethereal experience like a fairy tale, while being so much more. It tells the story of a group of runaway miners in Rwanda who form an anti-colonialist hacker collective that also becomes a place of community for those who have been oppressed. Set in an otherworldly, surreal future, people seem to have merged their bodies with technology to become something new. At the heart of it is a miner named Matalusa (Bertrand Ninteretse) and an intersex fugitive named Neptune, played by the two Cheryl Isheja and Elvis Ngabo. The two are brought together through dreams and technology that have the power to alter the world as they know it.


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The film premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival before going to the Toronto International Film Festival, and more recently Sundance. It’s a vibrant work worth seeking out not only for its uniqueness, but also for the way it all comes together so well. The plot description only offers a basic interpretation of what is playing out as it is much more than the literal events as they unfold before us. Instead, it’s about how it overwhelms you and shatters all the notions we had before. It’s an odd experience, but undeniably beautiful and distinct. It’s in terms of the visual style, using rich reds, beautiful blues, and lush greens, as well as how the presentation keeps pushing itself to keep trying new things. It combines fantastical elements, both in terms of sci-fi technology and frequent musical interludes, in a way that is all its own. The score, with its use of electronic tones, becomes a way that itself shatters conceptions of what is diegetic and what is not, inviting us to reflect on how blurry everything is.


It’s one of the many ways he breaks down the seemingly strict binaries of gender, consciousness, memory, and time to become more illusory in the most incisive way imaginable. The characters communicate through song and technology which takes on a fascinating quality in the way they are woven together. People are connected to this technology, using it as a tool for liberation and exploration. In doing so, it almost makes these various constraints disappear as it develops into something both far greater in scope and style. Originally conceived as a staging, Neptune Frost takes on new life on screen just as it takes a stylistic hammer to the constraints of cinematic form.

Trying to pin it down completely is in itself an almost reckless exercise, as it’s one of those works best seen for yourself to make sure you can fully enjoy the experience. It’s like a spell cast upon you, pulling you into its ever-changing world and the characters that inhabit it. Such shifts can often become nightmarish, hitting us with rather unsettling streaks as quickly as they hit us with admiration in others. Looks like there’s movie flashes like the ones from 2009 District 9 or 2016 Sections, although that only scratches the surface of how much he constantly reinvents himself from scene to scene. There’s nothing quite like it out there, an item that’s by design without ever feeling like it’s stretched too thin. On the contrary, it expands the form in a way that gives confidence while remaining perpetually bold.


The best way to describe what Neptune Frost manages to achieve is to tap into the words of one of its characters. When we wake up, we hear them asking, “Is this the idea of ​​a poet’s dream?” This extra layer of abstraction, while grounding itself in creative mental space, encapsulates what plays out the best it can. It’s a film that sets out to challenge meaning, to shake up the limits of its own story and those we impose on ourselves. The characters find freedom precisely because they imagine a better world and shake up the rules that have been put in place for theirs, reinventing what is possible. He finds joy in both music and science fiction, combining the two until they take on an almost spiritual quality. Everything is built so precisely to pull you into its unique frequency, almost making you feel like you’re levitating outside of your body as you watch. The eventual return to Earth is a painful descent, though a testament to his overall emotions.


All of this may sound daunting, but it’s worth taking the plunge as the film guides you with a gentle hand, even as it constantly pulls you deeper. The characters and the camera are almost constantly in motion, leaving you with a feeling of endless acceleration. . It seems almost limitless in its potential. The dialogue itself provides rich observation, giving insight into the world and expanding the minds of the characters you feel like you only get a fraction of on a first watch. The idea that “technology is just a reflection of us” is discarded at one point, letting it sink briefly before moving on to the next sequence of events without looking back. When put into conversation with a musical sequence where a character reflects on how others say they can’t “change the code”, the multiplicity of meanings explodes outward. It’s a film that no one will see the same way, though everyone should experience themselves at least once, if not just to see the potential of an uncompromising work of art.

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Sci-fi and fantasy readings on the beach https://www.scientific-library.net/sci-fi-and-fantasy-readings-on-the-beach/ Thu, 02 Jun 2022 14:59:08 +0000 https://www.scientific-library.net/sci-fi-and-fantasy-readings-on-the-beach/

This historical fantasy set in the Victorian era combines terrible penny vibes with classic fantasy tropes. Some children are born with talents, rare magical abilities to manipulate their bodies. Charlie Ovid can heal himself, child Marlowe emits an unearthly glow, Komako can control dust, and Ribs can turn invisible. All four are taken to Cairndale, a school for talented children like them. However, a darkness follows them, a former student determined to take Marlowe away with undead monsters at his disposal, and he’s not the only one who takes too much interest in the bright boy. Meanwhile, the barrier between the world of the dead and the world of the living breaks down. Despite the high-stakes plot and action-packed scenes, the character development and backstory advance the novel’s sometimes meandering but always intriguing plot. I listened to this sprawling game in audio, narrated by Ben Onwukwe, and it completely transported me to the world. Although this is the first book in a planned trilogy, it has a satisfying ending.

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These eight short stories about Métis futurism defy genre by blending past, present and future to create liberating possibilities for Métis and Indigenous futures where Indigenous peoples feature heavily. In one story, nanite technology allows a queer Indigenous couple to ensure that their child’s first language is Cree. In another, a mixed-race man becomes invisible after being run over by a radioactive bison, and he uses this ability to become a superhero. In several stories, virtual realities offer Indigenous characters the opportunity to embody animals. Throughout all of the stories, Vowel provides extensive footnotes that connect the content to reality, reminding readers that although fictional, these stories are very much rooted in the Indigenous present. It also provides a fascinating introduction to his work and to Métis futurism. It is a must for news readers.

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Miller’s fantasy and science fiction short stories have won and been nominated for numerous awards, despite being her first collection of short stories. The collection opens with an allosaurus making a sudden appearance in a small town and a child learning to see its mother differently in its wake. “Ghosts of Home” takes place during the housing crisis of 2008, when the spirits that haunt homes feel lonely after the owners leave. Many stories embrace homosexuality, such as “The Heat of Us: Notes Towards an Oral History”, an alternate history of the Stonewall Riots where the supernatural weaves its way through homosexuals fighting back against police brutality. These 14 brilliant, character-driven short stories are perfectly crafted, subtly altering reality using SFF elements while managing to fully explore the repercussions of that action with the conciseness required of a short story.

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The sorrow of stones by Katherine Addison (Tor Books; June 14)

Addison continues the story of Thara Celehar in this second book in the Graveyards of Amalo series and the third in the same world as The Goblin Emperor. In this second book, Celehar is presented with several murders to solve while training a new witness to the dead, the widowed Velhiro Tomasaran, who discovers her ability to speak to the dead upon the death of her husband. While investigating the death of a high-ranking Amalo woman, Celehar uncovers a child sex abuse conspiracy involving found girls. However, by helping the girls, he risks losing the most important ability he possesses: his ability to listen to the dead. Despite the high-stakes plot, these short but immersive fantasy crime novels are pleasantly calm and upbeat. The audiobook narrated by Liam Gerrard perfectly captures Celehar’s voice. Whereas The sorrow of stones can be read on its own, I recommend reading The witness of the dead first.

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juniper and thorn by Ava Reid (Harper Voyager; June 21)

This captivating and atmospheric dark fantasy unflinchingly explores the ominous roots of classic fairy tales. Marlinchen and her three sisters are the last real witches. Marlinechen, the youngest and most powerful of the three, can read people’s secrets with just a touch, while her other sisters can glimpse the future and create healing potions. Their cursed wizard father praises their magic while keeping them separate and ignorant to the world outside their home. However, the two older sisters often go out at night. The novel opens with Marlinchen’s first night sneaking around with her sisters. They attend a ballet where Marlinchen immediately becomes fascinated by the male lead. As Marlinchen continues to escape at night to search for the ballet, her father becomes increasingly tyrannical. Meanwhile, everyone in town is whispering about a monster on the loose and its ruthless murders.

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The final fight by Saara El-Arifi (Del Rey; June 21)

El-Arifi unveils a complex and brutal magical world where those born with red blood enslave those born with blue or light blood in this first book of an epic fantasy trilogy of African and Arabian inspiration. The rebels raised the red-blooded Sylah to become a red-blooded traitor and end their tyranny. However, after her family is murdered, she becomes addicted to drugs and instead fights in illicit skating rinks and yearns for the next high. When her brother—who she thought was murdered along with the rest of the family—reappears, he breaks her drug fog, though she no longer wants to be the hero she was raised to be. Meanwhile, Anoor – the daughter of the Empire’s most powerful ruler – is a constant disappointment to her mother. Despite being relentlessly belittled, she quietly rebels against the injustices of the Empire. Hassa, who is light blooded, had her tongue and hands removed as a child, as all light bloods do. She serves as a servant, invisible to influential Red Bloods, and perfectly placed to gather all the secrets necessary for a rebellion. Together, these three women take the Empire by storm in this rich first fantasy.

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Quantum is no longer science fiction, it’s here and now https://www.scientific-library.net/quantum-is-no-longer-science-fiction-its-here-and-now/ Thu, 02 Jun 2022 06:05:07 +0000 https://www.scientific-library.net/quantum-is-no-longer-science-fiction-its-here-and-now/

BosonQ Psi won the award for “Most Innovative Startup – Future Tech”

Bengaluru/New Delhi, June 1, 2022 – Quantum technologies are dramatically changing our lives and integrating new age insights with industry demands is a need of the hour according to Abhishek Chopra, Co-Founder and CEO of BosonQ Psi (BQP), starting a simulation software powered by Quantum. Last Wednesday, he was invited as a speaker at TiE Bangalore’s annual flagship event, Global Summit – Matrix Forum.

“The quantum-powered computer-aided engineering (CAE) paradigm will allow enterprise customers to perform complex simulations in far less time than traditional software using Quantum computers. While traditional methods of running simulations, such as high-performance computing, will soon reach physical barriers, quantum computing is the next technology in line,” says Abhishek Chopra, Founder and CEO of BonsonQ Psi.

Engineering simulations are an important part of the product life cycle (research, design, development and testing) in various industries including automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, energy, biotechnology, construction, electronics, pharmaceuticals and even consumer goods. “Performing these simulations with high accuracy can sometimes take months. For most of these industries time to market is a crucial aspect and sometimes to achieve this they sacrifice product quality as they are not able to perform high precision simulations. We have to think about the next generation of these simulations. he said.

To enable next-generation engineering simulations for these industries, BosonQ Psi recently released the MVP version of its BQPhyTM software. BQPhy is equipped with high-precision CAE solvers that are integrated with BQP’s proprietary quantum algorithms. These algorithms are very difficult to develop, implement and test on current Quantum computers.

“In less than two years from inception, we have not only developed these Quantum algorithms, but have also integrated them into our CAE solvers and further tested them as part of the proof of concept with customers,” he added.

BosonQ Psi also won the “Most Innovative Startup – Future Tech” award by TiE Bangalore and Matrix Global Summit.[AC1]

This year’s TiE Global Matrix annual flagship conference sparked discussions around Future Tech. It brought together companies, startups, governments, and investors to discuss the latest happenings, research, commercialization, and early success around technologies such as Quantum Computing, MetaVerse, and Spacetech.

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Jeremy McGilvrey Announces “Science Fiction Is Now Science Fact” https://www.scientific-library.net/jeremy-mcgilvrey-announces-science-fiction-is-now-science-fact/ Wed, 01 Jun 2022 15:13:00 +0000 https://www.scientific-library.net/jeremy-mcgilvrey-announces-science-fiction-is-now-science-fact/

Jeremy McGilvrey, Houston-based CRO agency

Houston-Based CRO Agency Jeremy McGilvrey Announces “Science Fiction Is Now Science Fact”

Jeremy McGilvrey, a Houston-based digital marketing agency, announces that what was once considered science fiction when it comes to AI in lead generation, marketing, and digital presence has become scientific fact.

The Jeremy McGilvrey Agency believes that the future is not yet to come, it is here. Specifically, the digital marketing agency argues that advances in AI and data science in the context of conversion rate optimization (known as CRO) have been disrupted for more than a year. decade due to the pandemic and an ever-increasing demand for digital transformation.

Today, the Jeremy McGilvrey agency incorporates this new era of scientific facts, including advanced metrics, tracking, AI and machine learning into their rigorous process for their clients – as they transform their digital presence. , noting:

“The typical business owner thinks of their website or sales funnel as a static tool. What they don’t understand is that for the select few who do it right, there’s a great amount of engineering of data embedded in every button, link, and text that has been reverse-engineered to capture attention, generate trust, and enforce behavior. Those who don’t take the lead now will pay the ultimate price of reduced market share, poor customer acquisition and a decline in bottom line.

Agency Jeremy McGilvrey believes that the future acceleration of these tools will continue to reward business owners and marketers who not only have access to rich data, but are able to strategically deploy it across the board. of their business.

Benefits, to name a few, include traffic optimization, customer and target market segmentation, advanced lead scoring, and instant interactions based on insights into behaviors, preferences, and even future customer modeling.

An example of the digital marketing agency’s commitment to staying ahead of the curve in AI and data science comes from the development of its proprietary tool, ROI Website and Sales Funnel Calculators.

These state-of-the-art calculators were developed with a team of top data engineers to help business owners calculate the return on investment, or ROI, of various strategies. These include lead sales funnels, webinar sales funnels, free sales funnels plus shipping, and high ticket offers to the last penny.

Today, the Jeremy McGilvrey Houston-based agency boasts an incredible track record that includes an Ivy League Graduate certification from Harvard University, bestselling books, multiple awards, and frequent contributors to notable publications such as Forbes, Inc. and The Huffington Post. .

Jeremy McGilvrey Agency believes the future will only be brighter with the arrival and unique competitive advantages of advanced AI and data science for them and their global client base.

Jeremy McGilvrey
Address: 1 Riverway Ste. 1724, Houston, Texas 77056
Phone: (800) 746-1522
Email: Hi@JeremyMcGilvrey.com
Website URL: https://www.jeremymcgilvrey.com
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Jeremy McGilvrey is an award-winning digital marketing agency that provides premium services in landing page design, sales funnel design, corporate websites and email marketing consulting services.

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How to Write and Edit a Sci-Fi Book Movie Producers Will Love https://www.scientific-library.net/how-to-write-and-edit-a-sci-fi-book-movie-producers-will-love/ Mon, 30 May 2022 14:03:16 +0000 https://www.scientific-library.net/how-to-write-and-edit-a-sci-fi-book-movie-producers-will-love/

Science fiction is a genre whose popularity continues to grow. With movies like Star Wars and The Hunger Games, it’s no wonder producers are always on the lookout for new sci-fi books to adapt into movies. If you want your book to be the next blockbuster movie, it’s important to make sure it’s well written and edited. In this blog post, we’ll cover how to write and edit a sci-fi book that movie producers will love!

1) Hire an amazing book editor

The first step to writing a great science fiction book is to hire a book editor extraordinaire. A good editor will help you tighten your plot, flesh out your characters, and make sure your book is free of typos or grammatical errors. Although it may cost a little money to hire an editor, it will be worth it in the end when your book is turned into a movie! As there are many science fiction book publishers, we will give you some tips to choose the one you need. So the most important thing is that the editor you hire has experience in the science fiction genre. They should also be able to provide you with some samples of their work. Once you’ve found a publisher who meets these criteria, it’s time to start writing your book!

2) Do your research

If you want your science fiction book to be accurate, you’ll have to do your research. This means reading the latest scientific findings, keeping abreast of current affairs and learning about different cultures. By taking the time to learn about the world around you, you can craft a believable and compelling sci-fi story. For example, if you’re writing a book that takes place in the future, you’ll need to research what life might be like then. What will the technology look like? How will fashion be? How will people interact with each other? By asking yourself these questions, you can create a realistic and fascinating universe for your readers.

3) Plot is key

When it comes to writing a science fiction book, plot is key. You’ll need to come up with an interesting and original story that will keep readers engaged from start to finish. One way to make sure your plot is compelling is to start with a strong hook. It could be something like a mysterious disappearance, an alien invasion, or a government conspiracy. Once you’ve captured your reader’s attention, it’ll be easier to keep them hooked until the very end. Also, don’t forget to add a few twists along the way to keep things interesting! For example, you can add a surprise attack by space pirates or a sudden change in weather that forces characters to seek shelter underground. Adding these kinds of twists will keep your readers guessing and coming back for more.

4) Create memorable characters

One of the most important aspects of any good book is the characters. For your book to be made into a movie, the characters need to be memorable and relatable. Take the time to develop your stories, personalities and motivations. The more depth your characters have, the better. You can, for example, put them in conflict or fight an internal battle. This will make them more interesting and three-dimensional. Also, try to create a diverse set of characters. This includes people of different races, genders, sexual orientations and abilities. Plus, you can also add alien or robot characters to mix things up! By having a diverse set of characters, you will be able to appeal to a wider audience.

5) Be sure to edit

Once you’ve finished writing your book, it’s important to go through it and edit it. This includes proofreading for typos or grammatical errors, as well as checking that the story flowed smoothly. For example, you might want to add more description or flesh out some scenes. Also, you might want to change the order of some chapters or even remove entire sections that don’t work. By taking the time to edit your book, you’ll make it the best it can be and increase the chances of it being made into a movie. It’s also a good idea to ask someone else to read your book and give you feedback. This means you can get an outside perspective on your work and see if there are areas that need improvement. Also, don’t forget to ask your editor for advice! They can help you make your book even better. Also, don’t forget to format your book properly before sending it to a publisher or agent. This includes making sure the margins are correct, the chapters are numbered, and the pages are in the correct order. By taking the time to properly format your book, you will make a good impression and increase its chances of publication. After making all the necessary edits, your book will be ready to submit to the movie producers!

6) Follow your dreams

Writing a science fiction book can be a lot of work, but it’s also a lot of fun. So, be sure to enjoy the process and follow your dreams. Also, don’t forget to keep an eye on the price. With a little hard work and a lot of determination, you could see your book turned into a movie one day! Following your dreams can be difficult, but it is so worth it. So keep your head up and keep writing!

Writing a sci-fi book can be a daunting task, but it’s totally doable with a little hard work and dedication. By following the advice in this article, you’ll be well on your way to writing a book that movie producers will love. So what are you waiting for? Start writing today! Thanks for reading!

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Houston-Based CRO Agency Jeremy McGilvrey Announces “Science Fiction Is Now Science Fact” https://www.scientific-library.net/houston-based-cro-agency-jeremy-mcgilvrey-announces-science-fiction-is-now-science-fact/ Fri, 27 May 2022 21:46:10 +0000 https://www.scientific-library.net/houston-based-cro-agency-jeremy-mcgilvrey-announces-science-fiction-is-now-science-fact/

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Jeremy McGilvrey Agency shares how the rapid acceleration of AI and data science has transformed online marketing and how the agency is actively using it for clients

Houston, Texas–(Newsfile Corp. – May 27, 2022) – Jeremy McGilvrey, a Houston-based digital marketing agency, announces that what was once considered science fiction when it comes to AI in lead generation , marketing and digital presence has become a scientific fact.

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The Jeremy McGilvrey Agency believes that the future is not yet to come, it is here. Specifically, the digital marketing agency argues that advances in AI and data science in the context of conversion rate optimization (known as CRO) have been disrupted for more than a year. decade due to the pandemic and an ever-increasing demand for digital transformation.

Today, the Jeremy McGilvrey agency incorporates this new era of scientific facts, including advanced metrics, tracking, AI and machine learning into their rigorous process for their clients – as they transform their digital presence. , noting:

“The typical business owner thinks of their website or sales funnel as a static tool. What they don’t understand is that for the select few who do it right, there’s a great amount of engineering of data embedded in every button, link, and text that has been reverse-engineered to capture attention, generate trust, and enforce behavior. Those who don’t take the lead now will pay the ultimate price of reduced market share, poor customer acquisition and a decline in bottom line.

Agency Jeremy McGilvrey believes that the future acceleration of these tools will continue to reward business owners and marketers who not only have access to rich data, but are able to strategically deploy it across the board. of their business.

Benefits, to name a few, include traffic optimization, customer and target market segmentation, advanced lead scoring, and instant interactions based on insights into behaviors, preferences, and even future customer modeling.

An example of the digital marketing agency’s commitment to staying ahead of the curve in AI and data science comes from the development of its proprietary tool, ROI Website and Sales Funnel Calculators.

These state-of-the-art calculators were developed with a team of top data engineers to help business owners calculate the return on investment, or ROI, of various strategies. These include lead sales funnels, webinar sales funnels, free sales funnels plus shipping, and high ticket offers to the last penny.

Today, Houston-based agency Jeremy McGilvrey has an incredible track record that includes an Ivy League Graduate certification from Harvard University, bestselling books, multiple awards, and frequent contributors to notable publications such as Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc. and The Huffington Post.

The Jeremy McGilvrey agency believes the future will be are only getting better with the arrival and unique competitive advantages of advanced AI and data science for them and their global customer base.

To find Jeremy McGilvrey’s digital marketing agency, visit: https://www.jeremymcgilvrey.com.

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Address: 1 Riverway Ste. 1724, Houston, Texas 77056
Phone: (800) 746-1522
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