lphilemonl “My philosophy of life is that the meek shall inherit nothing but debasement, frustration and ignoble deaths; that there is security in personal strength; that you can fight City Hall and win; that any action is better than no action, even if it’s the wrong action; that you never reach glory or self-fulfillment unless you’re willing to risk everything, dare anything, put yourself dead...
My own work has nothing in common with Star Wars or Star Trek, and not much, in...– J.G. Ballard on Science Fiction (via sciencefiction)
Gardner Dozois' Science Fiction Reading List →
Washington Post →
Somebody’s read The Boys from Brazil one too many times.
The Stone: Philip K. Dick, Sci-Fi Philosopher,... →
He was one of the most influential science fiction writers of the 20th century, but few people consider him a thinker. That would be a mistake. “The fact is that after Dick experienced the events of what he came to call ‘2-3-74’ (the events of February and March of that year), he devoted the rest of his life to trying to understand what had happened to him. For Dick,...
The Hugvie is a pillow-like robot shaped in a minimal, genderless human form...– A ‘cuddly’ robot phone that hugs you back Heavy Cronenberg territory here.
G-E-N-I-U-S: Bruce Sterling's New Aesthetic Essay... →
powhida: The New Aesthetic is image-processing The New Aesthetic concerns itself with “an eruption of the digital into the physical.” The New Aesthetic is moving out of its original discovery phase, and into a evangelical, podium-pounding phase. The New Aesthetic has the “scenius” of London’s…
DO NOT FEED THE WORDS: JG BALLARD - WHAT I BELIEVE →
donotfeedthewords: I believe in the power of the imagination to remake the world, to release the truth within us, to hold back the night, to transcend death, to charm motorways, to ingratiate ourselves with birds, to enlist the confidences of madmen. I believe in my own obsessions, in the beauty of the car crash,…
MARMALADE CHRONOFILE: Game of Privilege →
marmaladechronofile: Over on his blog, Scalzi offers a resonant metaphor for Straight White Male privilege: Imagine life here in the US — or indeed, pretty much anywhere in the Western world — is a massive role playing game, like World of Warcraft except appallingly mundane, where most quests involve the…
Future Brains: Neuroscience Fiction versus... →
Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom.– Terry Pratchett (via libraryland)