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Reseña de Revista: Relatos Increíbles n. 18

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A review of Incredible Stories #18

Reseña de Libro: Los Sintéticos. Narraciones sobre, robots, seres post humanos...

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A review of The Synthetic. Narrations about, robots, post human beings and artificial intelligence

La ciencia ficción ecuatoriana del 2019

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A survey of Ecuadoran Science Fiction and its 150+ year history

Autonomous Review: Robots, Love, and Identity Under Capitalism

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Annalee Newitz Autonomous is a fairly brutal book at points, but it's never hopeless. It explores the limits of idealism and good intentions

FULL STEAM BEHIND! COLUMN 17 REVISITED

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For his 263rd column, Steve revisits and rewrites one of his first “new” columns for Amazing, six years ago. If you missed it, now's your chance to catch up!

“LOST IN TIME, LOST IN SPACE…and MEANING”

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They've redone Lost In Space again. Did they do a good job? Well, uh....

Reseña de Libro: Mi Robot Depresivo de Carlos Vera Scamarone.

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An ordered reading of two collections by author Carlos Vera Scamarone reveals a vast improvement in the author's technique. Besides, how can you say no to a collection with the title My Depressive Robot?

Book Review: AUTONOMOUS (2017)

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Steve prepares for a Vancouver visit from Annalee Newitz, whose latest book Autonomous, is reviewed here. He’ll be there, will you?

Soft Robots Are Changing Robotics Forever 

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Organic-like robots...what could be more natural?

Neuroscience Is Helping Us Build a Machine With Consciousness

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Conscious robots with the capabilities of human beings are one of the oldest sci-fi tropes; a threatening blend of human and machine that could...

Teatro de ciencia ficción en Ecuador

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An overview of Spanish language science fiction theatre, starting with a Spanish language adaptation of Orson Well's War of the Worlds.

Comic Review: Star Wars Droids – Unplugged

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A little different from what readers may be accustomed to from Marvel Comics, Star Wars Droids – Unplugged is still an entertaining look at droid life in that galaxy far far away.

Anime roundup 4/27/2017: The Strong Survive

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In this week's viewing: The final lineup for this season, and it's looking outstanding!

“El inventor de sueños”: la pregunta por el ethos

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Henry Bäx's The Inventor of Dreams is a science fiction book with sobering concerns.

I, Robot on the BBC: this is how good radio SF...

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Radio seems to be the best medium for dramatizing science fiction. It's a shame that there isn't more of it, although...

Distopía edulcorada: “Metrópolis”

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On the 90th anniversary of the film's release, Ivan Mendizabal analyzes the history and politics of Fritz Lang's Metropolis.

Review: Avengers of the Moon by Allen Steele

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Avengers of the Moon by Allen Steele takes us back to the pulp classics by reviving Edmond Hamilton’s hero adventurer from the 40’s, Captain Future.

NEW REVIEWS: WENDIG’S “INVASIVE,” SEPT/OCT F&SF and more!           

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A Book Review and a Magazine Review and a TV Review and an Exhibition Notice! Whoa! Lots going on in this week's column by Steve! (And what's with all the caps?)

Literary Fiction Isn’t Always That Great, Either, You Know

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Ira Nayman makes a startling admission: he often prefers literary fiction to genre fiction. Oh, no! That does not, however, make him blind to the limitations of literary fiction, as his review of A Free Man indicates.

Review: Murder in the Generative Kitchen by Meg Pontecorvo

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Coming out on September 27, 2016 from World Weaver Press, the novella Murder in the Generative Kitchen by Meg Pontecorvo is a compact little story with a lot to say.

Science Fiction in the Here and Now or “Cleanup on Aisle...

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The future may hold many surprises, and this may be one of them

Review: Railhead by Philip Reeve

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A YA adventure with sentient trains!

Review: The Iron Giant by Ted Hughes

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Ted Hughes original tale is worth the read.

Guilty Pleasures – The Movies We Love to Hate (But Secretly...

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Mr. Jackson apparently doesn't know we're not supposed to share our guilty pleasures!

Radioisotopes and Dude Ranches

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SF Westerns were the genre's first break out hit (kinda)

Review: Otto Von Trapezoid and The Empress of Thieves by Jesse...

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Otto Von Trapezoid and The Empress of Thieves is unlike any book you will come across. Author Jesse Baruffi has created an exciting world where anything can happen and probably will.

Star Trek vs. International Space Station: Transporters & Robots & Tribbles...

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"Three to beam up". To compare Star Trek with ISS here, I need to stretch a bit.

Women Destroy* Hard SF Poetry!!! Round Up November 2015

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Oxymoron? If you think the title of this blog post is one, then read on, dear disillusioned reader! Be warned though, it's going to...

MCM Comic Con Fall Edition

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Where do Sailor Moon, Wonder Woman, Cat Woman, Batman, Boba Fett, the Borg, and Captain Jack Sparrow hang out?