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Lightspeed Magazine | Science Fiction & Fantasy

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NONFICTIONEditorial, May 2013Artist Showcase: Giuliano BrocaniInterview: Karen Russell
by The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy (available on 5/21)Interview: Gregory Maguire
by The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy (available on 5/28)
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Lightspeed magazine, May 2013, Issue 36

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Bruce Sterling: "From Beyond the Coming Age of Networked Matter," a short story - Boing Boing

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António F Fonseca's curator insight, December 18, 2013 12:22 PM

Funny story about the network mania of our days.

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Critique de Film: Contamination (Luigi Cozzi) par Nicolas L. - SciFi-Universe [SFU]

Critique de Film: Contamination (Luigi Cozzi) par Nicolas L. - SciFi-Universe [SFU] | science fiction, rhetoric and ideology | Scoop.it
Lire la critique de Nicolas L. sur Contamination (FilmLuigi Cozzi sortie en 1981). Note : 6/10
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Why the West Loves Sci-Fi and Fantasy: A Cultural Explanation

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The world's largest film industry—that'd be India's—is largely barren of the superhero and spaceship films that dominate Hollywood. What, exactly, accounts for the difference?

" [...] Why are we so into science fiction and fantasy? Nineteenth-century German sociologist Max Weber had a useful theory about this: The answer may be that we in the West are "disenchanted."

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I can't agree with this view. I don't feel "disenchanted" just because I've never been "enchanted". Perhaps it's a positive case of technological evolution?

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Strange Horizons Reviews: The Alteration and The Green Man by Kingsley Amis, reviewed by Nina Allan

Strange Horizons is a free weekly online magazine devoted to publishing high-quality speculative fiction, poetry, art, and related nonfiction.
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JSFFTV 2013 : Journal of Science Fiction Film and Television ...

JSFFTV 2013 : Journal of Science Fiction Film and Television ... | science fiction, rhetoric and ideology | Scoop.it
audience/fandom studies: conventions, fan fiction/art, cosplay, gaming, etc. • transmedia studies: marketing, packaging, anime and/on the internet. Submissions should be made via the Science Fiction Film and Television website: ...
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Does God have a place in science fiction? - The Guardian

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Does God have a place in science fiction?
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Science fiction has always been a place where weird, disruptive and sometimes downright dangerous ideas have been allowed to express themselves.
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Two years ago The Guardian had a similar series of articles.

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Fantasy and Science Fiction. The human mind, our ... - E-Learning

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Fantasy and Science Fiction. The human mind, our modern world. Credit : Coursea. I am starting another course next week. It is called “Fantasy and Science Fiction.
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Famous Scifi And Fantasy Authors In Their Workspaces

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It can be a revelation to see an author in the place where he or she invented your favorite fantasy worlds. Out of these humble machines and cluttered studies come alternate realities.
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Allan Dale Maurer's curator insight, January 30, 2014 11:32 AM

Asimov hated natural light and closed the blinds in his office when working. He did use word processors though, unlike Harlan Ellison, who swears by his trusty typewriter (or at least did for the longest time).

 

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From 'Battlefield Earth' to 'After Earth': Why Do Scientology-Themed Films Flop? - Businessweek

From 'Battlefield Earth' to 'After Earth': Why Do Scientology-Themed Films Flop? - Businessweek | science fiction, rhetoric and ideology | Scoop.it
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From 'Battlefield Earth' to 'After Earth': Why Do Scientology-Themed Films Flop?
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Scientology, of course, was born out of science fiction. In the 1970s, founder L.
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'After Earth' is a disappointing science-fiction tale - ABC Action News

'After Earth' is a disappointing science-fiction tale - ABC Action News | science fiction, rhetoric and ideology | Scoop.it
ABC Action News MOVIE REVIEW: 'After Earth' is a disappointing science-fiction tale ABC Action News The script also fails to explain why future warriors, whose technology allows for a "cutlass" whose two ends morph into any type of blade the user...
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This week in SF

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"... I went home from that con feeling very sad and ashamed, because my colleagues had treated me like nothing, even though my book, Grimspace, sold out. There were over fifty copies in stock at BAMM, and I signed every last one of them. In fact, by the time my “formal” signing came along–with Sherrilyn Kenyon–they had none of my books left on the shelf. That was pretty cool. But despite good sales, I still felt bad. ..."
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Will Smith Using His “After Earth” Movie to Promote Scientology? - Gossip On This

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Will Smith Using His “After Earth” Movie to Promote Scientology?
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It's everywhere. The news.

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How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? [infographic]

Today’s infographic informs us that storytellers have the power to “plant emotions, thoughts, and ideas into the brain of the listener.”

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Sayeed Mohiuddin's curator insight, August 1, 2013 4:48 AM

The more you write the better you remember!

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Most of us write a little something everyday. It might be a grocery list, a poem, or a write-up on the infographic of the day. As we go through this daily ritual, however, we are probably not aware of the effects writing has on our brains.

According to today’s infographic, writing can serve as a calming, meditative tool. Stream of conscious writing exercises, in particular, have been identified as helpful stress coping methods. Keeping a journal, for example, or trying out free-writing exercises, can drastically reduce your levels of stress.

Allan Dale Maurer's curator insight, January 30, 2014 11:29 AM

We think in stories. More than 100 years of multi-disciplinary research shows that narrative is our primary mode of thought and we turn to other methods (scientific, a blueprint, etc.) for specific purposes.

 

 

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Grupo de Estudios sobre lo Fantástico (GEF)

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Nº1 Brumal. Revista de Investigación sobre lo Fantástico: "El espacio y lo fantástico" Nº1 Brumal. Research Journal on the Fantastic: "Space and the fantastic"
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Promising journal of fantastic in literature and arts. International, based in Barcelona.

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A Look Back at Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" (Infographic)

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The landmark 1968 film influenced the depiction of space travel in movies and television for decades.
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Science fiction authors attack sexism amid row over SFWA magazine

Science fiction authors attack sexism amid row over SFWA magazine | science fiction, rhetoric and ideology | Scoop.it
SF writers' association draws stinging criticism with chainmail bikini cover and articles praising Barbie and 'lady editors' Alison Flood A growing...
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Perdido Street Station: Rape, Crime, Identity, and Social Constructions

Perdido Street Station: Rape, Crime, Identity, and Social Constructions | science fiction, rhetoric and ideology | Scoop.it
where speculative fiction meets rhetorical theory. Main menu ... It also put him on the map for science fiction scholars, and since then, he's been one of the most-often examined contemporary writers in science fiction journals.
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The Way the Future Blogs, an online memoir by science fiction writer ...

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With the Eastern Science Fiction Association, the Hydra Club put on the Eastern Science Fiction Conference of 1959, which may have inspired the custom of having local American cons when the Worldcon was remote from ...
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The Continuing Scientific Relevance Of SciFi - DoD Live

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Paramount just handed it to the museum.  To them, it was unimportant.  A remnant of a failed three-year TV series.  They handed it over, most likely assuming that it would sit in a warehouse somewhere, collecting dust on a shelf as the years peeled by.

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#TOS #startrek enthusiastic, peace to all :)

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David G. Hartwell picks the best of last year’s stories

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Editor David G. Hartwell has just released the table of contents for his Year’s Best SF 18 (covering the calendar year 2012), which, he notes is “delayed, but out before the end of 2013.” Tor is scheduled to publish the 416-page mass market...
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Romance Cooties: Women and Science Fiction - Huffington Post

Romance Cooties: Women and Science Fiction Huffington Post Now that women are well and truly getting a turn, it's like the boys are sitting on the sidelines, wailing at how we're using their toys wrong and don't know how to play their games, which...
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Dystopic science fiction meets horror: The Purge is an ingenious family-in ... - Daily Mail

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Dystopic science fiction meets horror: The Purge is an ingenious family The best American film of the week, The Purge, is an interesting collision of genres.
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SFWA Bulletin Task Force Announced

SFWA Bulletin Task Force Announced | science fiction, rhetoric and ideology | Scoop.it
Dear SFWA Members: The board is aware of a number of complaints by members regarding Bulletin issue #202, specifically the article by Mike Resnick and Barry Malzberg. We welcome this criticism and thank our members for making their voices heard.
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'After Earth' as Scientology Propaganda: What Critics Are Saying - Hollywood Reporter

'After Earth' as Scientology Propaganda: What Critics Are Saying - Hollywood Reporter | science fiction, rhetoric and ideology | Scoop.it
Hollywood Reporter 'After Earth' as Scientology Propaganda: What Critics Are Saying Hollywood Reporter "Casual students of Scientology may find their ears pricking up at those maxims because fear and its overcoming receive a lot of play in...
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