Tag: science fiction

Talking dystopia, utopia, science fiction and theories of change on the Netzpolitik podcast

When I was in Berlin last month, I stopped into the offices of Netzpolitik (previously), the outstanding German digital rights activist group, where I recorded an interview for their podcast (MP3), talking about science fiction, utopianism, dystopianism, how we can change the world, and why my kid has so many names. <!– Cory […]

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A science-fiction-inspired desktop UI for your Lin/Win/Mac system

Squared (AKA Gaby) is a French hacker who created edex-ui, a science-fiction inspired desktop “heavily inspired from DEX-UI and the TRON Legacy movie effects,” which gives you a terminal and live telemetry from your system; it looks like it would be especially fun on a tablet (though if you really wanna go sci fi, […]

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Heavy denim “Starfleet” jackets

I love the clothes from Volante Design (“Superhuman Streetwear”); their latest is the “Starfleet 2364” line of men’s and women’s jackets inspired by Star Trek: The Next Generation uniforms. The jackets are made of heavy denim and are basically extremely well-styled/tailored biker jackets (like Volante’s excellent Hacker jackets), partially or fully unzipping them […]

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Sole and Despotic Dominion: my story about the future of private property for Reason

Reason’s December issue celebrates the magazine’s 50th anniversary with a series of commissioned pieces on the past and future of the magazine’s subjects: freedom, markets, property rights, privacy and similar matters: I contributed a short story to the issue called Sole and Despotic Dominion, which takes the form of a support chat between a […]

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The first woman Doctor Who to be commemorated with a limited-edition Barbie

Tonight marks the world premiere of the first Doctor Who series in which the Doctor is portrayed by a woman. The limited-edition commemorative Barbie available for pre-order starting tomorrow, exclusively through Forbidden Planet. <!– Cory Doctorow I write books. My latest are: a YA graphic novel called In Real Life (with Jen […]

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“Radicalized” will be my next book!

I’ve just closed a new book deal: Tor Books will publish “Radicalized,” which tells four stories of hope, conflict, technology and justice in the modern world and near future in March 2019; along with the book deal is a major audiobook deal with Macmillan Audio and a screen deal with Topic Studios (a sister […]

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Congrats to this year’s MacArthur “geniuses,” including the amazing Kelly Link!

[embedded content] The MacArthur Foundation has announced its 2018 Fellows (AKA the “MacArthur Genius Prize winners”), a list of 25 remarkable people from all disciplines, including the incomparable Kelly Link (previously), who joins other science fiction writers who won the prize, including Octavia Butler and Jonathan Lethem. Congrats, Kelly! <!– Cory Doctorow […]

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Ted Chiang lecture on interspecies communications

[embedded content] Avi Solomon writes, “Author Ted Chiang (previously) discusses the making of The Great Silence as well as other works addressing interspecies communication, including ‘Story of Your Life,’ the novella which was adapted into the 2016 feature film, Arrival.” <!– Cory Doctorow I write books. My latest are: a YA graphic novel […]

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Swarm and Nexus: finishing the Zeroes trilogy with perfect form, as powered teens threaten each other — and the world

In 2015, Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti published Zeroes, a wonderful, intricately plotted YA thriller about the discovery by a group of teens (all born in the year 2000) that they have a variety of extremely millennial supernatural powers, which grow in strength in social situations; in the years since, the authors […]

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Karl Schroeder’s “The Million”: a science fiction conspiracy novel of radically altered timescales

By Cory Doctorow <!– By Cory Doctorow –> Karl Schroder’s 2014 novel Lockstep featured tour-de-force worldbuilding, even by the incredibly high standards of Karl Schroder novels: the human race speciates into cold-sleeping cicadas who only wake for one day in ten, or a hundred, or a million, allowing them to traverse interstellar distances and survive […]

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Patrick Stewart Will Return to Star Trek as Jean-Luc Picard

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. In a massive surprise announcement at the Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas, Patrick Stewart announced what many fans of the franchise have wanted for over 15 years — he’s returning to the role of Jean-Luc Picard, sometime Captain of […]

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7 space-based TV shows get graded on realism

This post is part of Science of Sci-Fi, Mashable’s ongoing series dissecting the science (or lack of science) in our favorite sci-fi movies, TV shows, and books. Hollywood’s attempts to peek into the future are more art than science. Science-fiction TV shows, focused on making good stories, are happy to take liberties with what’s scientifically […]

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9 terrifying tech and science innovations we want to see in ‘Black Mirror’ Season 5

This post is part of Science of Sci-Fi, Mashable’s ongoing series dissecting the science (or lack of science) in our favorite sci-fi movies, TV shows, and books. Spoiler alert: If you’re not caught up on Black Mirror, be warned. There are light spoilers from past seasons ahead. As we wait for the return of Black […]

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Kickstarting another chapter in “Space Command”

[embedded content] Marc Zicree (writer on Star Trek:TNG, DS9 and more) and friends are kickstarting another volume in their enormously successful fan-funded, “retro and stylish” Space Command science fiction show. They’re looking to raise just $45,000 (they’re $24,000+ of the way there) to fund postproduction on the next two half hours of Space […]

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Jurassic World Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate LEGO Review

Look upon this mighty work of LEGO artwork and despair! For this is a licensed movie LEGO set, and it probably won’t be released more than once! This is the LEGO Jurassic World set 75930, Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate. It’s made for the release of Jurassic World, and depicts a scene heavily featured in […]

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The Best Netflix Sci-Fi Movies to Watch When You’re Extremely Stoned

Most of the sci-fi movies on Netflix lean toward the horrifying aspects of nature and technology, making them a stressful watch when you’re flying close to the canna-sun. When you’re stoned, you want pretty visuals, a good vibe, and a surprising or mind-bending premise. You can’t always get all three, but when you do, you […]

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Billy Dee Williams back as Lando in 2019 for Star Wars 9

Billy Dee Williams never really left the Star Wars universe, unless you’re one of those nerds that refuse to see anything but the main movie series. Today word is that Williams won’t just be assisting Donald Glover in restaurants with Lando-esque advice on acting with the next gen. I say thee nay! Today there’s a […]

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