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Science-fiction, Dystopie et Fantasy, des mondes à explorer... Uchronie. Science et SF. Science-fiction. Science-fiction. Science Fiction. Bookworm. Philip K. Dick. Philip K. Dick - Le site dickien. How to Build a Universe That Doesn't Fall Apart Two Days Later. First, before I begin to bore you with the usual sort of things science fiction writers say in speeches, let me bring you official greetings from Disneyland. I consider myself a spokesperson for Disneyland because I live just a few miles from it—and, as if that were not enough, I once had the honor of being interviewed there by Paris TV.

For several weeks after the interview, I was really ill and confined to bed. I think it was the whirling teacups that did it. Elizabeth Antebi, who was the producer of the film, wanted to have me whirling around in one of the giant teacups while discussing the rise of fascism with Norman Spinrad... an old friend of mine who writes excellent science fiction. We also discussed Watergate, but we did that on the deck of Captain Hook's pirate ship. The countryside, brown and dry, in summer, where he had lived as a child. Thrones were set in place and one ancient in years took his seat. The white-haired old man appears again in Revelation, 1:13: I am Ubik. Free Philip K. Dick: Download 13 Great Science Fiction Stories. Although he died when he was only 53 years old, Philip K.

Free Philip K. Dick: Download 13 Great Science Fiction Stories

Dick (1928 – 1982) published 44 novels and 121 short stories during his lifetime and solidified his position as arguably the most literary of science fiction writers. His novel Ubik appears on TIME magazine’s list of the 100 best English-language novels, and Dick is the only science fiction writer to get honored in the prestigious Library of America series, a kind of pantheon of American literature. If you’re not intimately familiar with his novels, then you assuredly know major films based on Dick’s work – Blade Runner, Total Recall, A Scanner Darklyand Minority Report. Today, we bring you another way to get acquainted with his writing. We're presenting a selection of Dick's stories available for free on the web. eTexts (find download instructions here) Short Stories Online. Homepage > Resources > Web Sites > Short Stories Online These Philip K.

Short Stories Online

Dick stories come from Project Gutenberg and are stories that were written early in his career. For more reading formats, visit that site. Only html and text are provided here. Beyond Lies the Wub html text Beyond the Door html text Mr. Tales of Wonderland - How to write a bestselling dystopian thriller. Dystopian Fiction. Dystopian Lit : Core Texts. Edenic Personal Preference Disclosure Form - John Crowley Little and Big. Hoo.

Edenic Personal Preference Disclosure Form - John Crowley Little and Big

I'm temporarily befuddled and dazed by all the hard thinking I and others have put into large questions related to building the New Nice Totalitarian World State. Eden figured largely in the question, as alternative, source, hope, antonym, etc. The best thinker about Eden in a practical way, I think, is W.H. Auden in his essay "Dingley Dell and the Fleet" included in The Dyer's Hand (Vintage edition, 1968 [speaking of Eden], the one I have.) In addition to the thoughts in that essay, Auden opened the book with a roundup of ideas about writing and reading, in which he asserts that "the judgments, aesthetic or moral,that we pass, however objective we try to make them, are in part a rationalization and in part a corrective discipline of our subjective wishes. " So long as a man writes poetry or fiction, his dreams of Eden are his own business, but when he writes criticism he ought to describe his Eden so that others can judge it and him.

Landscape Climate Ethnic origin of inhabitants. Sci-Fi Themes. Science Fiction and Philosophy: From Time Travel to Superintelligence. Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction. Science-fiction classics that have rewired your brain - Image 3. Image 3 of 8 Tunes from Mars Taking a completely different attitude to Martians, Raymond Taylor's marching tune A Signal from Mars is jaunty in the extreme.

Science-fiction classics that have rewired your brain - Image 3

Published in 1901, the piece became immensely popular but has little to do with its title. You can listen to it on the Creeps Records blog. Observant readers may notice that the piece was arranged by E. Reading. Quels sont les différents genres de la Science-Fiction ? (avec plein d'exemples) Quelle utilité de connaître les 8 types de SF ? - Destination Futur. Arborescence simplifiée des thèmes de la science-fiction. Science-fiction, Dystopie et Fantasy, des mondes à explorer... A Visual Timeline of AI Predictions in Science Fiction. As anyone who’s started a company knows, choosing a name is no easy task.

A Visual Timeline of AI Predictions in Science Fiction

There are many considerations, such as: Are the social handles and domain name available? Is there a competitor already using a similar name? Les rivages post-humains. Burroughs. Jeff Russell's Guide to Interdimensional Entities. Horror Movie News, Reviews, and Interviews. Cyberpunk Review. Cyberpunk Studies.

Exploring the future beyond cyberpunk’s Neon and Noir — Quartzy. “Cyberpunk” has been the go-to imagery of the future for a startlingly long time—Bruce Bethke’s short story of that name is 35 years old, and Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner was released in 1982.

Exploring the future beyond cyberpunk’s Neon and Noir — Quartzy

We need some newer words for what’s coming next. So I punted a question out on Twitter, asking the fans, authors, and futurists I know to share what they saw going on in speculative writing around the world and (often) outside the Anglosphere. These visions are, ultimately, reflections of where people believe the world is headed now, and cyberpunk is not the only vision the world has to offer—indeed, it was never the only one. Which microgenres are bubbling up, and which trends and themes best describe how creators are imagining the future? Here are nine suggestions. 1. A wave of Chinese writing has reached the Anglosphere in the last five or so years—much of it through the sterling translation work of Ken Liu—and has scooped up many of the genre’s big awards. Ressources pour Fan Fiction. Clarkesworld. Ballardian. Actusf - l'actualité de la science fiction.

SciFi-Universe - Actualités, Critiques et Encyclopédie de la Science-Fiction - SciFi-Universe [SFU] OMNI. SF & F. - Science fiction & Fantasy. Littérature fantastique. Alice au pays des merveilles, la naissance d'un genre. Le premier livre est né de la relation privilégiée entre l’auteur et les filles du doyen de Christ Church College, en particulier avec la petite Alice Liddell.

Alice au pays des merveilles, la naissance d'un genre

Secret Kingdom. Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange. Worlds Without End: Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Books. Brandon Sanderson: Sanderson's First Law. Introduction I like magic systems.

Brandon Sanderson: Sanderson's First Law

That’s probably evident to those of you who have read my work. A solid, interesting and innovative system of magic in a book is something that really appeals to me. True, characters are what make a story narratively powerful—but magic is a large part of what makes the fantasy genre distinctive. Brandon Sanderson: Sanderson's Second Law. A few years back, I wrote an essay on creating magic systems that I titled Sanderson’s First Law.

Brandon Sanderson: Sanderson's Second Law

It had to do with the nature of foreshadowing as it relates to solving problems with magic. In that essay, I implied that I had other “laws” for magic systems that I’d someday talk about. Well, that time has come, as I’ve finally distilled my thoughts for the second law into an explanation that will work. I’ll start, however, by noting that none of these “laws” are absolute. La ville dans les littératures de l'imaginaire - ActuSF - Site sur l'actualité de l'imaginaire. La ville est un thème récurrent et central des récits de l’imaginaire, que ce soit les mégalopoles futuristes des romans de science-fiction, les cités désertées ou ravagées des textes d’anticipation, les mondes virtuels construits de toutes pièces ou encore les villes merveilleuses et oniriques de la fantasy.

La ville dans les littératures de l'imaginaire - ActuSF - Site sur l'actualité de l'imaginaire

La littérature générale est elle aussi riche de récits qui mettent la ville au centre du roman, dont certains ne sont pas loin d’être fantastiques. La ville regroupe donc des notions très larges, et que l’on peut rapporter à un grand nombre de textes. Voici quelques titres qui mettent en avant la cité en tant que rouage central de l’univers présenté, que ce soit la ville tentaculaire et monstrueuse pour laquelle l’homme n’est qu’un insecte sans défense, la ville en tant que terrain de jeux pour ceux qui arpentent ses chemins, la ville en tant qu’abri ou repli sur soi, la cité virtuelle qu’on peut modeler à loisirs ou enfin la ville en tant que monde merveilleux et enchanteur. Écrire un roman d’héroic fantasy.

GNA HA HA HA HA ! Themes & Things To Keep In Mind When Writing Fantasy Stories and Adventures « Daily Encounter. This list is far from complete. It’s not even trying to be complete. It knows better than that. It just wants to be helpful and provide some inspiration here and there; you know, offer little suggestions that might lead to bigger ideas. (Especially by using the words offered as Wikipedia searches!) Feel free to make suggestions in the comments! Ecrire une saga d'Héroïc Fantasy. Naturellement, il vous faudra un peu d’investissement personnel.

How to Create a Unique Magic System for Your Book: 6 steps. Edit Article Edited by Jonta, Maluniu, Grendle, Anonymo and 14 others Ever feel that books such as Harry Potter have taken all the good Magic set-ups in books? Despite the thousands of types of magic in books, it's still possible to make a brand new magic. Worldbuilding. Le Cafard cosmique - Le Webzine de l'actualité de la SF. SF Signal – A Speculative Fiction Blog. Annotated Fairy Tales, Fairy Tale Books and Illustrations. Fantascienza. Imaginaire. Science Fiction. INDEX SF. The Internet Speculative Fiction Database.

10 Great Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction Novels. Books It’s a classic theme of science fiction: something really, really bad happens, and mankind is knocked back to the Stone Age. Of course, with the dropping of atomic bombs by the U.S. to end World War II, people came to realize that for the first time Man himself possessed the power to bring about a global cataclysm. And science fiction wasted no time in examining the possible effects (there were speculative stories in print well before the Manhattan Project was even conceived).

But nuclear holocaust isn’t the only way Man’s thin veneer of civilization can be stripped by catastrophe. It may have even already happened in our past (the vast majority of cultures have a Great Flood in their mythos). Shouldn’t stop us from thinking about the possibilities, however. 15 Books That Will Change the Way You Look at Robots. 10 Fictional Elements From the Entertainment World - Listosaur. Nothing drives a science fiction plot along like throwing in a good fictional element or chemical compound or two. And while some purists may decry this as “plot resolution by techno-babble,” a well-crafted fictional element can enhance a created universe and serve as a way to give characters real-world limitations. Every superhero has got to have a strength or weakness, right?

Think of Dune, where the galactic economy is linked to the power of the Spice. In the recent Avengers movie, Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit was formerly powered by palladium (a real element), to be replaced by an unnamed fictional one in Iron Man 2. Following is a look at 10 memorable substances from the worlds of superheroes and science fiction. Unobtanium, from the movie Avatar © 2007 Twentieth Century Fox. Sci-Fi Lists - Top 100 Sci-Fi Books.

NPR's Top 100 Science-Fiction & Fantasy Books. 25 of the greatest Sci-Fi books ever written. Your Picks: Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books. More than 5,000 of you nominated. More than 60,000 of you voted. And now the results are in. The winners of NPR's Top 100 Science-Fiction and Fantasy survey are an intriguing mix of classic and contemporary titles.

Over on NPR's pop culture blog, Monkey See, you can find one fan's thoughts on how the list shaped up, get our experts' take, and have the chance to share your own.