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Tripping Cyborgs and Organ Farms: The Fictions of Cordwainer Smith

On March 9, 1948, a China scholar, psychological-warfare expert, and spy for the U.S. government named Paul Linebarger typed a letter to the editor of a 25-cent pulp magazine in Los Angeles called ... read more

Science Fiction Studies

Pedro Castera celebrated the new popularity of Comptian positivism in “Un viaje celeste” [A Celestial Trip ... studies about Cordwainer Smith, Philip K. Dick, J.G. Ballard, and J.R.R. Tolkien, among ... read more

The self-powered cyborg COCKROACHES set to clean up our cities

It may sound like a terrifying science fiction baddie, but Japanese researchers have revealed the first cyborg cockroaches - and say they could help keep our cities clean. The team created a radical ... read more

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Skate on over to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

If you’re in the Denver area, it’s definitely worth a trip. And I love seeing these great ads for museums; the astonishing Detroit Science Center home-made video still makes me smile. Science is fun! read more


The best science fiction books

In her quest she is joined by a wonderful cyborg named Yod and the novel tells of ... Datters They Rediscovery of Man Cordwainer Smith This is like no other fiction I have read. It is Romance ... read more

Science Fiction Faces Facts

Illustrated by the great astronomical artist Chesley Bonestell, the series fired the imaginations of a generation of tech lovers; it was science fiction with all the rivets showing. Many cite it as ... read more

Seriously jaw-dropping picture of the Sun

Need your slice of awesome today? Then check out this truly astonishing picture of a detached prominence off the limb of the Sun: Holy wow! Click to ensolarnate. And I mean it: you want to see the ... read more

Chasing Hemingway’s Ghost in Havana

It’s ironic, and perhaps fitting, that Hemingway’s single-minded pursuit of vivid real-life experience that he could immortalize in fiction is what led to him to Havana. Because despite his best ... read more

'Smart-arm' turns musician into cymbal-smashing cyborg that can hit THREE drums

Its success led Weinberg to create this third arm robot, something that anyone can wear and become a cyborg drummer. When the drummer moves to play the high hat cymbal, for example, the robotic arm ... read more

Cyborg Urbanization: Complexity and Monstrosity in the Contemporary City

I argue that the circulation of these approaches in academic and policy realms adversely impacts on cities which do not fall into these categories by setting up the idea of the global city as a ... read more

Trump Wants Keystone, Cops in Schools, the Pros and Cons of Punching Nazis: P.M. Links

I saw the video of his screaming that out. He was right up in the face of a much smaller ( maybe a head shorter) younger looking guy. He leaned over the guy and put his mouth right up to the guys ear ... read more

Most Anticipated: The Great 2017 Book Preview

You’ll notice that we’ve re-combined our fiction and nonfiction lists, emphasizing fiction as in the past. And, continuing a tradition we started this fall, we’ll be doing mini previews at the ... read more



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