Stellar happenings; Starship launch, new release reveals and cover reveals! WSFS news and, apparently, an obsession with the Lost Space Tool Bag
The media spectacle of generative AI (in which AI companies’ breathless claims of their software’s sorcerous powers are endlessly repeated) has understandably alarmed many creative workers, a group that’s already traumatized by extractive abuse by […]
Designing an interstellar cruiseliner is not as straightforward as one might suppose.
Steve examines Murderbot Diaries volumes two, three and four. But, Steve hopes, without more than minor spoilers.
What effects will really advanced computing, AI, and 3D printing in a post-scarcity society have? Steve wonders if these books can become reality.
This week, Steve reviews two books: one hard SF, one pretty good zombie book. And wants to wish you all a belated Happy International Women’s Day!
Steve prepares for a Vancouver visit from Annalee Newitz, whose latest book Autonomous, is reviewed here. He’ll be there, will you?
Steve reviews William Gibson’s significant new SF book and talks about his last non-fiction book. And mentions having lunch with the author.
James Weber can’t stop thinking about HER. Who says the singularity can’t be beautiful?
Don’t overthink this one. Don’t analyze it. Just enjoy
How close are we really?
Intelligent robots have been part of the SciFi lexicon since before Fritz Lang’s seminal file Metropolis. While it’s fun to imagine what the world would be like with intelligent machines, the sad truth is that […]