211, William Gibson Get more interviews like this—plus fiction, poetry, art, and more—and subscribe to The Paris Review today! Vancouver, British Columbia, sits just on the far side of the American border, a green-glass model city set in the dish of the North Shore Mountains, which enclose the city and support, most days, a thick canopy of fog. There are periods in the year when it’ll rain for forty days, William Gibson tells me one mucky day there this winter, and when visibility drops so low you can’t see what’s coming at you from the nearest street corner.
10 Literary Devices, And Where You Can Find Them in Science Fiction I do not wish to be harsh to the writer, but frankly this article was quite poorly written and not even close to the standards of literary discussion which I have come to expect from i09. One particularly egregious example is the writer's explanation of pathetic fallacy. Two minutes of googling would have uncovered the glaring errors it contains.
Classic SF of the 1950s: beautiful books introduced by Gibson, Gaiman, Reed, Willis, Straub and others The Library of America is publishing a two volume treasure of science fiction next September 27, in which great contemporary science fiction writers introduce classics of the field from the 1950s. The handsome, slipcased edition includes: Volume 1: 1953–1956 * Frederik Pohl & C.
Original programme for the British premiere of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis in 1927. The world’s most valuable movie poster, for Fritz Lang’s 1927 masterpiece Metropolis, is to be auctioned again after making a record $690,000 in 2005. Ephemera related to the film is notoriously scarce, with only four copies of the poster known to survive. Almost as uncommon is this amazing film programme produced for the London premiere at the Marble Arch Pavilion on March 21, 1927, one of only three copies that we have handled. Not only a list of cast and crew, it includes eleven short pieces on the making of the movie, commentary from the director and cast, and numerous production photographs and film stills, many attractively arranged as modernist collages. Metropolis: A Rare Film Programme for Fraitz Lang's 1927 Masterpiece
Recovered 1927 Metropolis Film Program Goes Behind the Scenes of a Sci-Fi Masterpiece | Underwire Fritz Lang’s silent film masterwork Metropolis is probably the most influential sci-fi movie in history, and artifacts from the film are as valuable as they are rare — a single movie poster from the original release sold for $690,000 seven years ago, and is expected to fetch even more at an auction later this year.
Always Coming Home by Ursula K. Le Guin - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists
Way to go for the personal attacks.
Here Are the 1960s Science Fiction Novels Everyone Should Read I love Dune. I've read it many times over, and I love the rest of the books in the series, including the prequels written by his very talented son, Brian who is a talented write in his own right. Really, any Frank Herbert book you can get your hands on is a very worthwhile read.
The Victorian Hugos: 1891
How our predictions for the Year 2000 changed throughout the 20th Century "filling in all swamplands" and "chemically treating all water streams" Those are both things done in the mid-20th century, until it was realized that they were really, really idiotic things to do because the repercussions were so bad (exacerbating flooding, damaging water quality and contaminating whole ecosystems).
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Hooray for another Victorian Hugos entry! I created an account here a while ago just to post my appreciation for these (though I never got 'round to actually posting after some problems getting my account set up). The Victorian Hugos: 1890
Watch Arthur C. Clarke predict the internet and the iPads decades before they were invented He was extraordinarily prescient with regard to comm tech, his specialty, but I don't think he got the social impact right. His claim that cities would dissolve because biz could be done anywhere is 180 degrees off. Cities are more important than ever as gathering places for people who need to interact, and in fact a higher proportion of people live in them than ever before. In the 60s and 70s cities in the US were being hollowed out by white flight to the suburbs, but now they're more in demand than ever. Too much so if anything, since gentrification has driven the poor and bohemian out of them.
Self Atomising Machines: Hypnagogic Cyberpunk, Reality and Utopia | the shape of utopia to come Welcome to Cyberia If hauntological music is rekindling (or hankering after) a utopian vision drawn from certain facets of English culture c.1950-1980, then what’s the utopian vision of its brash US cousin, hypnagogic pop? David Keenan ( who coined the term ) and Simon Reynolds both argue that hypnagogic pop takes its aesthetic cues from 80s pop and soft-rock (Don Henley, Fleetwood Mac- even Chris de Burgh ) and New Age spirituality (Wyndham Hill Records, tie dye tshirts- even Enya ), and they’re clearly onto something. But I reckon there’s another utopia/dystopia buried in the liminal zones of hypnagogia: cyberpunk.
What do you do when you find weird racism in old science fiction books? What do *I* do when I find racist/sexist/whateverist bullshit in old, outdated sci-fi? If the story's good, I keep reading. Unless you live under a rock, you're bound to already be aware that folks in the past didn't quite think like you do, so reading something from the past and encountering sentiments common to that time should not be all that alarming. Yes, Lovecraft was a stonecold racist...but that was common for his day, so finding it in his fiction isn't that surprising.
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Blade Runner cumple 30 años: curiosidades y vídeos de una obra irrepetible | Retrogeek Tres años después de rodar Alien , Ridley Scott estrenaría una de las películas claves en la historia de la ciencia ficción. Basada en la novela de Philip K.
Did this blogger just invent a new subgenre of science fiction?
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If it is realistic or plausible, then it is not science fiction
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The Victorian Hugos: 1887
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The Victorian Hugos: 1889
10 Weirdest Scientific Theories Proposed in Science Fiction
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Read Arthur C. Clarke's original "Hammer of God" short story online
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Kim Jong-il is dead. Here's his monster movie.
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211, William Gibson
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