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Top 100 Science Fiction Blogs

Top 100 Science Fiction Blogs
By Kelsey Allen Science fiction works tend to engender an enthusiastic following in the academic and literary world. Whether you’re interested in books, movies, TV, or a little bit of everything, you’ll find what you’re looking for in one of the Internet’s many science fiction blogs. Here, we’ll take a look at 100 of the best of these blogs to satisfy your craving for all things sci fi. Whether you’re studying writing or just enjoy the genre, you’ll learn a lot about science fiction books from these blogs. : io9 offers a neverending dose of science fiction, with news, trivia, and more. : This blog covers a variety of science fiction, with books, TV and more. : Check out Suvudu for science fiction and fantasy books, movies, and games. : Forbidden Planet celebrates comics, TV, and more in sci fi and fantasy. : Check out this blog for short stories, news, reviews, and features. : This blog encourages readers to find their inner fanboy for genre films, graphic novels, and science fiction. Related:  Science Fiction

Futurismic - near-future science fiction and fact since 2001 SF Signal Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times Biology in Science Fiction Los Angeles Review of Books - The Widening Gyre: 2012 Best Of The Year Anthologies The best lack all conviction, while the worstAre full of passionate intensity. THE OVERWHELMING SENSE ONE GETS, working through so many stories that are presented as the very best that science fiction and fantasy have to offer, is exhaustion. Not so much physical exhaustion (though it is more tiring than reading a bunch of short stories really has any right to be); it is more as though the genres of the fantastic themselves have reached a state of exhaustion. In the main, there is no sense that the writers have any real conviction about what they are doing. Bear is far from alone in this, and I’ll come back to other examples later in the review. An example of how this can be done well is “Silently and Very Fast” by Catherynne M. The problem may be, I think, that science fiction has lost confidence in the future. An example of this latter reality is “Widows in the World” by Gavin J. Of course, one might quibble with the word “best” as applied to these particular selections.

Neil Gaiman's Journal why you shouldn’t bet on digital immortality Kenneth Hayworth has a vision. One day, right before his body gives out, he will be injected with a highly toxic soup of chemicals that will preserve him down to the cell. Then, his brain will be sliced into wafers as thin as tracing paper and a computer would map every one of this 100 billon or so neurons as well as how they have connected over the decades that he’s been alive. Finally, this vast map, his connectome, is uploaded to a big enough supercomputer and switched on to create a digital replica of him just as he was the instant before all the preceding events took place. One of the reason why Kurzweilian Singularitarians are so interested in AI is because they feel that once we’ll know what it takes to support a conscious mind in a computer, we’ll be one step closer to transferring human minds into the virtual realm. And there are more problems. [ illustration from the 2045 Initiative ]

The Future is Not a Land of Enchantment: On SF’s “Exhaustion” “I do not think I could write SF if I were not disenchanted with large areas of the field. Those areas of disenchantment are precisely the interesting interfaces where I can begin to feel my imagination doing useful work. So in that sense if I would be a bit worried if everything was all right with SF. I don’t think it is – but then, I don’t think it ever has been. Rather than perceiving a particular crisis affecting SF now, I see the field as being in a constant state of stagnation and renewal, constantly exhausting itself, constantly hitting new seams.” – Alastair Reynolds “The problem may be, I think, that science fiction has lost confidence in the future. I think that Kincaid and McCalmont are correct that some stories are not perspicacious or innovative, and the field, however you define it, is filled with struggles between the familiar and the innovative. What has weakened SF is its admixture with other genres. Related Tagged with: the bellowing ogre Filed under: The Bellowing Ogre

Daily Science Fiction 4 Realizations That Will Ruin Science Fiction for You I love sci-fi like Captain Kirk loves befuddled green women in miniskirts: passionately and against all the laws of nature and man. When I say "passionately," I don't necessarily mean that I like to dress up at conventions or anything; I mean that I believe science fiction is one of the most important, relevant and often overlooked genres. How many times has science fiction altered, predicted or warned against the impending fate of humanity? From Fahrenheit 451 to Cat's Cradle to Neuromancer, sci-fi has proven again and again that it knows where we're going and what's going to happen when we get there. Yet we still marginalize and ignore it, stuffing it into that one cramped, shameful little section of the bookstore that always smells like a combination of Fritos and Raid. And when I say "against the laws of nature and man," I mean, dang -- you do not want to know what I do to my copy of Foundation. Like this, but y'know ... awful. #4. "General who's whatfighters are doing huh now?"

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