Science fiction

Regeneration of limbs and organs is not science fiction

The Morphoceuticals co-founder believes that regeneration research conducted in frogs can eventually be recreated in humans – it’s only a matter of time. Last month, we told you the story of Morphoceuticals Inc and its successful regeneration of the hind leg of an African clawed frog – a species that …

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One of the best sci-fi books in 2022: Blissful Ignorance is a must-read for sci-fi fans

New York, New York – (Newsfile Corp. – February 23, 2022) – Author Jaylen Wilson continues to captivate audiences with her debut novel, blessed ignorance. Combining sci-fi elements with the action of adventure, Wilson’s work is a refreshing take on the genre that explores the toxic nature of power, whether …

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Blissful Ignorance is a must-read for sci-fi fans

New York, New York–(Newsfile Corp. – February 23, 2022) – Author Jaylen Wilson continues to captivate audiences with her debut novel, blessed ignorance. Combining sci-fi elements with the action of adventure, Wilson’s work is a refreshing take on the genre that explores the toxic nature of power, whether misplaced or …

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Dune, science fiction in the sand by Denis Villeneuve

Name: dunes Director: Dennis Villeneuve. Scenario: Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve and Eric Roth. Performers: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, Stellan Skarsgard, Zendaya, Javier Bardem. producer: Legendary Images; Villeneuve Films; Pictures from Warner Bros. SynopsisThe regents of House Atreides live comfortably in their impregnable Caladan. Faced with his growing power, …

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How Science Fiction Can Solve the Crisis of the Political Imagination

Image Credit: College Park National Archives / Wikimedia Commons In the first line of her 2021 book on science fiction, Sherryl Vint writes, “It has become axiomatic to say that the world is becoming like science fiction,” and with the rapid advances in science and technology , things once dreamed …

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36 Streets Review: Gumshoe gangster – SciFiNow

Set in a cyberpunk future of Vietnam, author TR Napper brings a new sci-fi take on the gangster thriller with 36 streets. When a mysterious tech tycoon responsible for creating Vietnam’s most controversial virtual reality game goes missing on Hanoi’s lawless 36 streets, an eccentric British billionaire turns to local …

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Why a sci-fi view of the universe makes sense

Katie Mac Theoretical cosmologist Katie Mack, author of The end of everything: (Astrophysically speaking) (2020) lists, in an essay based on his book, a number of facts about our universe that prevent us from even understanding it. Even astronomers, she says, struggle: Here in the solar system, space and time …

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CAR-T Cancer Treatments: From Science Fiction to Saving Lives | science and technology

Joan Gel, a 67-year-old resident of Mataró, Barcelona, ​​told EL PAÍS last December how his life had been saved by innovative cancer treatments. Gel had suffered from multiple myeloma, a type of blood tumor, for 12 years and had been treated with experimental therapies at the Hospital Clínic in Barcelona …

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Edge of Eternity Review: Current Affairs, Medieval Fantasy and Science Fiction

Funded in 2013 via a Kickstarter campaign, the development of edge of eternity it has been long and troubled, it is no coincidence that the product has disappeared from our radar several times and then shown itself to be deeply modified with each subsequent appearance (we talked about it in …

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Study: Science fiction is not as weird as the reality of quantum physics

According to the eminent science writer John Horgan, a “radical quantum hypothesis” creates doubt about objective reality: The author of Mind-body issues explains that, although quantum mechanics has been confirmed by countless experiments as well as computer chips, it “defies common sense”. Specifically, it creates doubt about what “the facts” …

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Recent scientific papers support science fiction premises

Good science fiction should start with science facts. But, of course, science is a dynamic business that includes many current mysteries and uncertainties, so there’s plenty of room to develop an imaginative theme while exploring the edges. Here are five edges a reader or writer may want to explore: ➤ …

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This cult 1970s sci-fi novel predicted today’s climate crisis

Smog-ridden cities. Endless war. Water so polluted that it cannot be drunk. Bad harvests. Acid rain. A pandemic of antibiotic-resistant diseases. Reduced life expectancy and human fertility. Vanishing bees, collapse of agriculture. Mass extinctions wiped out most birds and fish. Only the wealthiest can afford quality organic food, while the …

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Robots and romance: science fiction and science

Valentine’s Day is coming up… Do you want to sneak in a robot movie to watch on your date night? Wondering if robots and love are possible? Here are five recommendations for sci-fi movies with a discussion of real-world robotic science. And don’t forget to check out Learn AI and …

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Science fiction or reality? : A coating for clothing, which can reduce Covid infectivity by 90%, Science News

Researchers in the United States have developed an inexpensive, tissue-nontoxic coating that reduces COVID-19 infectivity by up to 90%. Researchers can develop an antiviral spray for fabrics using the coating described in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. “When you walk into a hospital, you want to know that …

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Finding Truth in Fiction: Q&A with Science Fiction Author Rebecca Zornow

Rebecca Zornow. Photo by Graham Washatka. Want to learn more about writing sci-fi and fantasy stories? Join author and book coach Rebecca Zornow for a program at Write On, Door County on February 22, 4-5:30 p.m. During Hobbits, Heroes, and Hovercrafts, attendees will learn about “world-building, reader expectations, and writing …

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Severance: Apple TV+ sci-fi thriller release date, trailer, and who is in the cast with Adam Scott?

Severance is a new sci-fi thriller starring Adam Scott and directed by Ben Stiller Severance, a new thriller from Apple TV+, is set to debut Friday, February 18, 2022. The series, which stars Adam Scott, is a sci-fi workplace thriller set in a company where employees work and non-work memories …

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Heartfelt Sci-Fi: Light Years From Home by Mike Chen

Mike Chen’s refusal to stick to a single genre box became one of his greatest strengths as a writer; its narratives are nimble and never too reliant on gimmicks, but it always leans into the familiar and enjoyable conventions of a given genre. His knack for genre-hopping would be reason …

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The Guardian’s take on the social media metaverse: It may still be science fiction | Editorial

In the 1992 sci-fi dystopia Snow Crash, author Neal Stephenson imagined a dark 21st century where the collapse of the global economy had seen governments fall and their power replaced by a few giant corporations. The book stands out for its foreknowledge, anticipating the adoption of what were then considered …

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Can NeuroOne Medical Technologies (NASDAQ:NMTC) Lead the Shift from Science Fiction to Evidence-Based Science

“Best Actions in Neuroscience” Massive $13.6 billion market for neurostimulation devices. NeuroOne Medical Technologies (NASDAQ:NMTC) needs attention. Today, a huge $13.6 billion neurostimulation device market is growing for the ongoing study of the brain’s vast networks of neural connections. (1) The diagnostic electrode technology currently used to detect neurological disorders …

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Artist Uses AI to Perfectly Simulate 70s Sci-Fi Pulp Covers – Illustrations and Titles

This is algorithmic, generative sci-fi pulp from the 70s, courtesy of OpenAI. Artist Lewis tells us how it was done. In the meantime, see how many friends will pretend to have heard of Neytiri A. Quaritch’s pioneering tome, Green glass is the color of the wind. Whether you’re a die-hard …

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Beijing 2022 feels like sci-fi as robots clean up and serve cocktails behind the scenes

Many futuristic gadgets are on display to make life easier for athletes in the Olympic Village and to help with Covid protocols Video loading Video unavailable The video will start automatically soon8to cancel play now Fireworks mark the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics Judging by some of the …

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Chen Qiufan on science fiction as a storytelling weapon

By Jordyn Haime — February 6, 2022 Stanley Qiufan Chen is an award-winning science fiction writer, translator and columnist. Chen, who was born in Guangdong Province, has written more than 100 stories, some of which have appeared in Wired, Clarkesworld, Slate.com and GQ, as well as two books. His most …

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Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Future Science Fiction, Lightspeed and Tor.com – Locus Online

Under endless skies 10/21, 11/4, 11/18/21Future Science Fiction Digest 09/21Speed ​​of light 12/21Tor.com 10/11/21 Chris Willrich returns to the pages of Under endless skies in issue 341 with “A manslaughter of crows”, a new story about Shadowdrop the chat. This long story brings the city of Shadowdrop to election time, …

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Author HG Ahedi launches Poseidon, the second book in his sci-fi series

Author HG Ahedi has announced the release of the second book in his popular Realm series. Both books in the series: Fall of Titan and Poseidon, are action-packed sci-fi adventures with a mix of science, archeology and magic. About the first book: Titanfall Emmeline Augury, an astrophysics cadet on Titan, …

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Sci-Fi Epic Dune Tops BAFTA Nominations With 11 Nominations – News

The film was largely shot in Abu Dhabi’s Liwa Desert over 11 days Photo: Twitter/Dunemovie Published: Thu 3 Feb 2022, 16:48 Last update: Thu 3 Feb 2022, 22:44 The sci-fi epic ‘Dune’, a mammoth adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel, led the nominations at the British Academy Film Awards on …

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Moonfall Director Roland Emmerich Talks Sci-Fi Smuggling in Disaster Film [Interview]

I had fun with “Moonfall,” but one thing that stuck with me is that it’s not the movie that’s sold. The trailers are all about mass destruction, but that’s just dressing up some harsh and savage sci-fi elements. The whole marketing part is super complicated. I hate movies where you …

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All new sci-fi books are coming in February!

Head below for the full list of sci-fi titles awaiting you in February! Keep track of all new SFF releases here. All title summaries are taken and/or abstracted from the copy provided by the publisher. Release dates are subject to change. First week (February 1) chase the stars (Shadow of …

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Benedict Cumberbatch, Laura Dern and Noah Jupe Join New Sci-Fi Movie

Benedict Cumberbatch, Laura Dern and Noah Jupe have boarded Australian director Justin Kurzel’s new sci-fi project Morning. The film is set in the near future where society has a pill that removes the need for sleep. With the added help of an artificial sun, there is no end to daylight …

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My Streaming Gem: Why You Should Watch Prospect | Science fiction and fantasy movies

VScould there be gold in these dripping hills? Scrolling through your favorite movie service in search of something new but also good can make you feel like a grumpy Old West varmint scouring the dreck in search of hidden treasure. It’s nice, then, that the sci-fi mining tale Prospect – …

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Aftershocks, plot and finale of the science fiction film with Keanu Reeves

Produced by Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures and directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff, Replicas is a 2018 science fiction film based on a short story by Stephane Hamel. The film, despite the presence in the role of the protagonist of a beloved actor of the caliber of Keanu Reevesachieved little commercial and …

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Firefly: Can science fiction be reinvented like the Wild West?

I recently read an article in Screen Rant which claimed that Disney+ was planning a remake of the Firefly series. A trailer for the original: Five hundred years later, a renegade crew aboard a small spaceship tries to survive as it travels the unknown parts of the galaxy and evades …

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How is Metaverse introduced in Neal Stephenson’s science fiction novel Snow Crash?

Metaverse is a portmanteau of Meta, meaning otherworldly and section, of the universe. Science fiction writer Neal Stephenson coined the term in his 1992 book “Snow Crash” to describe the virtual world in which the legend mixes, shops, and defeats genuine adversaries through his image. It could happen. Stephenson gained …

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HG Wells – father of science fiction with hopes and fears about how science would shape our future – The Science Show

He predicted the atomic bomb, he believed in world government, he wrote books on science and science fiction, and was the first popular communicator of scientific ideas. Today we commemorate the life and achievements of Herbert George Wells. HG Wells changed the way science was understood by the public, his …

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Dune and why we’re captivated by sci-fi

Denis Villeneuve Dunes earned a whopping $397 million at the box office last year, making it one of the highest-grossing films of 2021. A vivid reimagining of Frank Herbert’s seminal sci-fi book of the same name, the film received critical acclaim for its stunning cinematography, sound design, and craftsmanship. With …

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Film styles: After Yang is humanist science fiction | News

Note: This film was screened at the Sundance Film Festival in their Spotlight section. It was the US premiere and included a post-movie Q&A with the cast and director. After Yang is the second feature film by Kogonada, an American filmmaker of South Korean origin. Set in the near future, …

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Stuart Gordon, Local Master of Theatrical Sci-Fi — Tone Madison

From January 30 to April 24, the UW film library in Le Chazen presents a a 35mm retrospective one Sunday a month from the quirky and imaginative playwright, screenwriter and director. Header image: A collage of the four Stuart Gordon films in the retrospective. Clockwise from top left: John Brennick …

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2 virtual events: science fiction and by UCR Palm Desert

Two days, two virtual events 5 p.m. JAN. 26: Author Craig Laurence Gidney in conversation with Professor André Carrington. Intellectual curiosity and imaginative speculation are closely related. Long before the magazines specializing in the publication of “science fiction“, there were strange tales and tales of arcane wonder in the writings …

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‘After Yang’ is science fiction deeply rooted in human adventure

The second feature of Kogonada is an immaculate experience, but one that is ultimately warm and throbbing with life. A24 By Brad Gullickson Published 24 January 2022 This review of Kogonada’s After Yang is part of our coverage of the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. For more reviews and essays, visit …

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Can science fiction awaken us to our climate reality?

“It’s possible it could work,” he said. “At worst, you have to go down with headlamps.” They conversed and Robinson turned to Biagioli, taking up the conversation on Galileo. A little later, I saw the hikers waving at us from afar. They had begun their journey. What I wanted was …

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AI brings science fiction to life, CIO News, ET CIO

Dear reader, Humans have been obsessed with immortality since time immemorial. While immortality continues to be a distant dream, science has made strides to bring humans closer to immortality – increasing lifespans and ensuring people feel younger, longer. . But the secret to immortality lies in understanding the genomics of …

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Science fiction books about robots of 2021

2021 Scifi Robot Books 2021 produced four new scifi books with good hard science underpinning their depiction of robots and three where there was less science but lots of interesting ideas about robots. Not only are these books enjoyable on their own, but the fiction can serve as teachable moments …

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A sci-fi writer reflects on his career and the impact of the pandemic on fiction

For about a year, Drew Williams did what many authors do after a book launch: go on tour, do book signings, live in hotel rooms and meet fans of his work. Then, as he said, someone flipped the light switch. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything. The third and final …

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The Pete Best of science fiction

Once the work is completed on the first star trek pilot “The Cage” on January 22, 1965, there was no guarantee that the project’s future was secure. In fact, it was one of the last sure moments of star Jeffrey Hunter’s career – even if he couldn’t have known it. …

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Best sci-fi movies | 100 mind-blowing sci-fi movies

As writer Octavia E Butler once said, “Science fiction lets you go anywhere and examine anything.” That’s certainly true for the movies on our list of the 100 Best Sci-Fi Movies of All Time. While some are an opportunity to show how cool it would be to have a laser …

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Science, fiction and fantasy collide in “A Snake Falls to Earth”

David Wilson for the Boston Globe Darcie Little Badger has always been a writer, even before she could write. “When I was little I tried to write books,” she said. “But I didn’t know the alphabet.” His scribbles soon gave way to real words. In first grade, she wrote a …

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Shakespeare in science fiction

Science fiction is a genre strongly associated with technological marvels, innovations and visions of the future. It may therefore be surprising that so many of its writers are drawn to Shakespeare – he is a figure associated with tradition and the past. Sometimes his pieces are reworked in a science …

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Memoria Revue – Tilda Swinton works her magic in an enigmatic fantasy | Science fiction and fantasy movies

OOn the eve of what would have been David Bowie’s 75th birthday, Tilda Swinton told me that she had always considered him her spiritual “cousin.” Nowhere is this connection clearer than in Floria Sigismondi’s 2013 video for The Stars (Are Out Tonight), in which Bowie and Swinton play a suburban …

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Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos turn science fiction into serious business

Tesla’s Elon Musk and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos are capitalists, but both love the work of Scottish anarcho-communist Iain M. Banks. A sci-fi icon who died in 2013, Banks wrote the Culture series – a dozen novels and stories centered on The Culture, a highly advanced space society living in man-made …

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Metro Roundup: sci-fi author reflects on career and pandemic’s impact on fiction

Then, like he said, someone flipped the switch. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything. The third and final book in his sci-fi space opera trilogy “The Universe After”, titled “The Firmament of Flame”, was released in February 2020. A month later, Williams, who grew up working at The Little Professor …

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Science fiction? No, mind-controlled robots are really here!

by Sayantani Sanyal January 12, 2022 Mind-controlled robots will now become a reality! Advanced humanoid robots are created using advanced technologies that allow them to perform tasks, behave and think like humans. Nowadays, it has become almost inevitable to read newspapers without reading new advanced robotic developments. Human beings hold …

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All new sci-fi books are coming in January!

Check out the full list of sci-fi titles waiting for you in January below! Keep track of all new versions of SFF here. All title summaries are taken and / or summaries from one copy supplied by the publisher. Release dates are subject to change. Note: As of December 2021, …

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The science fiction of brotherhood at human height

with Fraternity, a wonderful tale, Director Caroline Guiela Nguyen experiments with sci-fi symbols, but she draws inspiration from reality to create an animated scene. Until January 15 in Célestins. From Christopher Nolan to Alfonso Cuarón, passing by Denis Villeneuve, the cinema and science fiction series creates new fictional forms to …

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Bringing together horror, sci-fi and noir in one

Reading time: 3 minutes Netflix horror series have quickly become my favorite genre that comes from the streaming platform’s studio. Last year, New cherry flavor stole my heart and this year Archives 81 is here to make it stop. An original story loosely based on the audio drama podcast of …

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Ramjet propulsion for interstellar space travel

Artist’s impression of the Ramjet propulsion system. Credit: NASA Since the 1960s, there has been speculation about a hypothetical propulsion method for interstellar space travel. Calculations at TU Wien (Vienna): this will remain science fiction. In science fiction stories about contact with extraterrestrial civilizations, there is a problem: What kind …

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Dune has changed science fiction in every way except one

Despite the incredible source material and spectacle of the movies, Dune doesn’t seem to have the right kind of media. When Frank Herbert published Dune in 1965, science fiction was changed forever. While it had drawn on tropes and themes established in other science fiction works of the time, its …

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Volume 2 of Tarun K. Saint, ed. – Locus online

The South Asian Science Fiction Gollancz Book: Volume 2, Tarun K. Saint, ed. (Hachette India 978-9391028626, 699.00, 488pp, hc; $ 10.99, eb) September 2021. The first volume of Tarun K. Saint’s The South Asian Science Fiction Gollancz Book (reviewed here in June 2019) seemed to serve two purposes: to introduce …

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Sci-Fi Movie: 83% of Businesses Think Technology Seen in Sci-Fi Movies Is Already Part of Their Lives or Soon Will Be: Report

Greek philosopher, Heraclitus had said, “Change is the only constant”, centuries ago. This quote remains relevant to this day as we see the world changing before our eyes. With Covid, we make sure we adapt technology at a rapid pace to survive and grow. This development has led people to …

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Living a life straight out of science fiction

We entered year three with a Covid baggage and a torch of hope in the form of a vaccine Image Credit: Shutterstock So living with veiled faces may have become the new normal. So much has been said, so many of us have learned to change our lives. But there …

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Windy eyebrows remind us of science fiction

With the advent of augmented reality, we can expect developments in many areas, starting with a small revolution in automotive windshields. Posted on January 5, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. Bertrand godinspecial cooperation The time when each driver, behind the wheel of his car, is free to see the images projected …

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Science fiction is Luddite literature – Locus Online

Photo by Paula Mariel Salischiker From 1811 to 1816, a secret society calling itself “the Luddits” smashed textile machinery in factories in England. Today we use “Luddite” as a derogatory term referring to backward and anti-tech reactionaries. It proves that history is truly written by the winners. In truth, the …

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Gareth Davies on NAO’s Covid Review and Remote Work Trials

What was your highlight in 2021? The Public Finance Awards event, organized by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and public finance magazine in September was special for two reasons. The NAO won the Public Auditing Excellence Award for our Self-Employed and Leave Income Assistance Schemes report and …

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One of the great sci-fi movies set in 2022

When Destiny Chases Us is a 1973 film, but some of its assumptions about the future have come true today. ??Happy 2022! A day late, but better late than never. To celebrate the arrival of this new year, take a look back and revisit the story of a movie released …

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Sci-Fi Father Credited For New Years Wisdom

I rarely write a column these days. Too many other demands on my time have come with technology like podcasts, social media, reader engagements, newsletters – well you get the idea! But there are a few times a year, I really want to take a minute or two to chat …

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The Latest in Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror – Critic Summary | Books

Monica Byrne’s Real Star (Voyager, £ 20) In his second novel, Byrne weaves three plots, each one thousand years apart. The last days of 1012 are described through the experiences of three royal siblings at the start of the post-classical Mayan era; in December 2012, Leah, a 19-year-old Métis American, …

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2022 Science Fiction Fantasy Movies

Over the next two weeks, we will be previewing 100 of the best films of 2022. Today we continue with the best of science fiction and fantasy … Falling moon With: Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, John Bradley, Michael Peña, Charlie Plummer, Kelly Yu, Donald Sutherland Director: Roland Emmerich Release Date: …

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“It’s not a science fiction technology”: they create a revolutionary device that turns the air into drinking water

The Kara Water company based in New York (USA) has created a distributor that transforms the air around us into drinking water, which can generate up to 10 liters up to date. “I grew up in a town where there was bacteria in the well for 10 years and it …

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5 sci-fi movies you can watch on Christmas

5 sci-fi movies to watch this Christmas Just because it’s Christmas is Christmas that you should stop watching science fiction. No, not this year or any year for that matter. Not so much as it’s sci-fi themed movies set for Christmas or sci-fi movies released for Christmas. No, we will …

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Science Fiction: Elyse Flayme and the Final Flood

Molly gave me a sour look. “You know what I think about this kind of bleaching.” I did; everyone did. Elyse Flayme’s best friend Meritxell always came up with ways to keep using magic and delay the destruction of Arrenia, and Elyse always said, We have to choose what matters …

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The art collective Otolith Group creates “a science fiction of the present”

“At the very end, this experimental drummer called Charles Hayward, plays 16 musical instruments for six hours, creating all kinds of percussion, from gongs to cowbells to darboukas. He was told to imagine sheep bells in Sardinia… ” Kodwo Eshun, half of the art collective The Otolith Group, which also …

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American cyber hegemony: science fiction come true

Editor’s Note: The United States has been at war for more than 200 of its 245 years of existence. Between the end of World War II and September 11 – barely 50 years ago – the United States sparked 201 conflicts that ravaged 153 countries and regions. “America: War by …

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Science fiction revisited: ramjet propulsion

In science fiction stories about contact with extraterrestrial civilizations, there is a problem: What kind of propulsion system could bridge the enormous distances between stars? This cannot be done with ordinary rockets like those used to travel to the Moon or Mars. Many more or less speculative ideas on this …

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Adaptations of musicals, sci-fi, drama and comics to screen in Bendigo cinemas on Boxing Day. | Bendigo Advertiser

news, local news, The BLOCKBUSTERS returned to Boxing Day after the pandemic largely closed theaters during the year. At the Bendigo cinemas, three films will be premiered on December 26 with titles that are sure to appeal to all members of the family. Following their 2016 hit animated film, Sing, …

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Science fiction revisited: the Ramjet propulsion

Artist’s impression of the Ramjet propulsion system. Credit: NASA In science fiction stories about contact with extraterrestrial civilizations, there is a problem: What kind of propulsion system could bridge the enormous distances between stars? This cannot be done with ordinary rockets like those used to travel to the Moon or …

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Chengdu ist Gastgeber der 79. World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon 2023) | Business and finance

WASHINGTON – (BUSINESS WIRE) – December 19, 2021– Chengdu (China) hat den Zuschlag für die Austragung der 79. World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon 2023) auf der DisCon III erhalten, der Worldcon 2021 in Washington DC am 18. Dezember 2021 (Pekinger Zeit). Die beiden anderen Bewerber waren Memphis (USA) und Winnipeg …

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Killer robots are not science fiction. A push to ban them is growing., World News

It may have seemed like an obscure United Nations conclave, but a meeting this week in Geneva was closely watched by experts in artificial intelligence, military strategy, disarmament and humanitarian law. The reason for the interest? Killer robots – drones, weapons and bombs that decide on their own, with artificial …

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Killer robots are not science fiction. A push to ban them grows

It may have seemed like an obscure United Nations conclave, but a meeting this week in Geneva was closely watched by experts in artificial intelligence, military strategy, disarmament and humanitarian law. The reason for the interest? Killer robots – drones, weapons and bombs that decide on their own, with artificial …

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Killer robots are not science fiction. A push to ban them is growing.

It may have seemed like an obscure United Nations conclave, but a meeting this week in Geneva was closely watched by experts in artificial intelligence, military strategy, disarmament and humanitarian law. The reason for the interest? Killer robots – drones, weapons and bombs that decide on their own, with artificial …

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Science-Fiction, ‘The Decameron’ and other letters to the editor

Many famous biographies and stories – including those of Hilaire Belloc (1909), André Castelot (1957), Stanley Loomis (1972), Claude Manceron (1974), Desmond Seward (1981), Simon Schama (1989), Evelyne Lever (2000) , Antonia Fraser (2001), Munro Price (2014) and John Hardman (2019) – examined the evidence for an affair and, while …

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After So Many Years In Sci-Fi It Is Coming To Reality: China Has Weapons Of Mind Control

As if it was an 80s film set in a dystopian future, the United States government added new companies to its blacklist and one of them was vetoed for the development of mind control weapons. The United States has added 37 other organizations, including 33 Chinese, to its list of …

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Autocratic AI Dystopias: From Science Fiction to Social Science Fact

Researchers hailed artificial intelligence (AI) technology as the basis for a “fourth industrial revolution” (Schwab 2016) – a general-purpose technology that is expected to deliver productivity gains, boost economic growth, and transform the world. world we live in (Bughin and Hazan 2017, Aghion et al 2017, Agrawal et al 2018, …

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Lessons from science fiction on how to tackle climate change

In the summer of 2021, nearly 600 people died in British Columbia during a heat wave. In November 2021, precipitation from an atmospheric river hit the province. The two real-world catastrophes are eerily reminiscent of the events of the 2020 sci-fi novel, The ministry of the future. “It was an …

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Denis Villeneuve de Dune sets his sights on his next science fiction film

After adapting a sci-fi monster for the big screen – Frank Herbert’s Dune – French-Canadian director Denis Villeneuve has set his sights on his next ambitious sci-fi adaptation – Arthur C. Clarke’s Rendezvous with Rama. Arthur C. Clarke is one of the best-known science fiction writers, but although he co-wrote …

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Cyber ​​warfare presents a major “science fiction” threat to Defense: Alastair MacGibbon | Canberra weather

news, federal policy, cybersecurity, alastair macgibbon, national security, cybercx, acsc, cyber warfare, adf, defense Cyber ​​warfare was once science fiction, but it is now one of the biggest threats to Australia’s defense forces, a former national security adviser has warned. Former director of Australia’s Cyber ​​Security Center, Alastair MacGibbon, who …

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Movie Review: “Swan Song” is a completely stoic and touching sci-fi thriller

Director: Benjamin ClaireWriters: Benjamin ClaireStars: Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Awkwafina, Glenn Close Synopsis: When a loving husband and father is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he is presented with a controversial alternative solution to replace himself with a carbon copy clone. Swan song is not your typical sci-fi thriller. Set …

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We played these minds between science fiction and horror

Dolmen is an Action RPG which, like many titles, is inspired by the series Evil spirits. However, the game stands out for its somewhat Lovecraftian inspiration which above all takes advantage of the vocabulary of the science fiction genre to offer us a framework and a landscape different from what …

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Science fiction writers discuss the joy of building a world

Through Andrew Warrick Friday night at C2E2, science fiction writers Timothy Zahn (Star Wars: Thrawn), Dalila S. Dawson (Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga), JS Dewes (The last watch), and Sue burke (Semiosis) gathered for a panel to discuss world building. Zahn chose the sci-fi genre because of “the chance to …

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Usbek & Rica – The ‘human science fiction’ dear to François Schouten and Sylvain Tesson was published on Mars

The approach is ecological, from an environment seen as protective: “The environment consists in preserving what is, hence the decision of the characters to preserve Mars from human gluttony”, identifies Sylvain Tyson. Subterranean dystopia Because in the tale, the situation on Earth has not yet finished deteriorating, leading 30 billion …

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The best books of 2021: science fiction

If science fiction reflects the present instead of imagining the future, then 2021 should have seen a wave of pandemic stories. This did not happen, perhaps because the writers are so aware of all of their many predecessors, until Jack London and his “Scarlet Plague” in 1912. How do you …

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Gary K. Wolfe reviews best science fiction of the year, volume 2 by Jonathan Strahan – locus online

The best science fiction of the year, volume 2, Jonathan Strahan, ed. (Saga 978-1534449626, $ 18.99, 624 pp, tp) September 2021. In his introduction to his second Best Science Fiction of the Year For Saga Press, Jonathan Strahan observes, unsurprisingly, that 2020 has been an extremely strange year, and not …

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Invasion: Apple TV Season 2 Renewal + Sci-Fi Series – Canceled + Renewed TV Shows

The fight for survival will continue on Apple TV +. The streaming service has renewed the Invasion TV series for a second season. The sci-fi show premiered in October and its finale airs on Friday. With Shamier Anderson, Golshifteh Farahani, Sam Neill, Firas Nassar and Shioli Kutsuna, Invasion revolves around …

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Science fiction and authors of color by Joy Sanchez-Taylor – Locus Online

Diverse futures: science fiction and authors of color, Joy Sanchez-Taylor (Ohio State University Press 978-0814257975, $ 29.95, 188pp, bp) August 2021. In his introduction to Various futuresJoy Sanchez-Taylor writes that this “project hopes to draw attention to sci-fi authors of color who are often overlooked by critics and editors when …

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The best sci-fi and fantasy books of 2021

In the gray haze of an uncertain year, these books stand out with vivid colors and waves of intense emotion. They are only organized by the order in which I read them. By Elizabeth Knox (Viking, 640 pages, $ 28) There are so many vast, sprawling, protean wonders between its …

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Genre roundup: the best of new sci-fi

Stephen Baxter’s latest offering reads like a synthesis of his global epics such as Moon seed and Flood and his novels, short stories and short stories from the Xeelee sequence concerning a divine alien race. Here in Galaxies (Gollancz, £ 20), it’s the year 2057, and the sun suddenly and …

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This is not science fiction. Scientists really made robots that reproduce

Copyright 2021 NPR. To learn more, visit https://www.npr.org. AYESHA RASCOE, HTE: Prepare to be amazed and maybe a little horrified. Scientists have created a robot capable of reproducing itself. Yes, you heard me right. This week, four researchers published an article describing what looks like a scene from a sci-fi …

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Five of the best sci-fi and fantasy books of 2021 | The best books of the year

Far from the light of the skyby Tade Thompson (Orbit)Space is vast, but spaceships are inherently claustrophobic: Thompson cleverly plays on this contrast. Passengers aboard the Ragtime spacecraft are animatedly suspended en route to the distant planet Bloodroot, but 30 people have been murdered in their sleep. Thompson’s story is …

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