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The Car of AD 2040

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Inspirational pictures and concepts of futuristic automated cars of tomorrow.
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Now we're talking visions. It's difficult for the car addicts to get out of the box. Hard enough getting them out of their cars.

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Arrow fan art.

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Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen Green Arrow Art ACEO Sketch Card by Gary Rudisill (Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen Green Arrow Art ACEO Sketch Card by Gary Rudisill http://t.co/8LvRYbPJiO)...


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I'm hooked on arrow. Like some teenager. Ha Ha. 

But I'm not the only one.

 

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Cover & Synopsis: THE MEMORY OF SKY: A GREAT SHIP TRILOGY by Robert Reed

Cover & Synopsis: THE MEMORY OF SKY: A GREAT SHIP TRILOGY by Robert Reed | Science Fiction | Scoop.it
I love, love, love Robert Reed's stories of the Great Ship, so I'm excited to learn that Amazon has posted the cover art and synopsis of Robert Reed's upcoming Great Ship trilogy The Memory of Sky....
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Fredrick Pohl’s Definition of Science Fiction

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Science fiction is notoriously difficult to define, but Fredrick Pohl’s definition is one of the lovelier ones. “ “Does the story tell me something worth knowing, that I had not known before, about the relationship between man and technology? Does it enlighten me on some area of science where I had been in the dark? Does it open a new horizon for my thinking? Does it lead me to think new kinds of thoughts, that I would not otherwise perhaps have thought at all? Does it suggest possibilities about the alternative possible future courses my world can take? Does it illuminate events and trends of today, by showing me where they may lead tomorrow? Does it give me a fresh and objective point of view on my own world and culture, perhaps by letting me see it through the eyes of a different kind of creature entirely, from a planet light-years away? — These qualities are not only among those which make science fiction good, they are what make it unique. Be it never so beautifully written, a story is not a good science fiction story unless it rates high in at least some of these aspects. The content of the story is as valid a criterion as the style.” ”
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What does science fiction mean to you?

What does science fiction mean to you? | Science Fiction | Scoop.it
Science Fiction is a genre which is based on the science principles and tells about the future technology and its utility for human.
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It's a tricky question, isn't it? To me it's poetry. It's exactly the same thing at the core. If it isn't then it's neither poetry or sci-fi, but various degrees of tripe. Or something. Like I said. Tricky shit.
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Adam Roberts: The Last of the SF Writers

Adam Roberts: The Last of the SF Writers | Science Fiction | Scoop.it
“ Jack Glass is Adam Roberts's most fan-friendly novel to date, but will that be enough to win him a Hugo award?” The worst thing that ever happened to science fiction was getting confused with genre fiction. If any kind of literature relies on the new and the innovative to excite the reader it is SF. Genre fiction recycles, repeats and repackages the same old ideas. Space exploration, faster-than-light travel, cybernetic implants and virtual realities all stirred that fabled "sense of wonder" in the kids who grew up with them. But now those kids are running out of middle age and wonder has been replaced with nostalgia. The SF genre today is like your dad's prog rock LP collection, a last link to a lost youth. Adam Roberts's Jack Glass is a science fiction novel about our nostalgia for science fiction novels, replete with the favourite devices of Golden Age SF. It's also a detective novel, a locked-room mystery in the style of Dorothy L Sayers or Ellery Queen. The fact that Ellery Queen was a "house name" for many pulp writers, among them SF legend Jack Vance, underlines the fact that these stories have more in common than separates them. In an illuminating review of Jack Glass, critic Jonathan McCalmont cracks open Adam Roberts's love-hate relationship with SF's self-regarding nostalgia. Roberts is clearly a fan. But he is also a critic, and his fiction can not help but reflect both. Reading any of Roberts's 13 published science fiction novels I often find myself thinking of their author as the last true science fiction writer. It's an exaggeration, there are other original voices in the field, but few as consistently and startlingly original. In a field where most writers can be relied upon to write the same book over and over again, Roberts insists on writing an entirely different book every time. Worse, far from writing a breathless homage to the giants upon whose shoulders he stands, Roberts is more often to be found affectionately taking the piss out of the genre science fiction has spawned. (Roberts is, on his days off, also author of parodies The Soddit, Bored of the Rings and The Va Dinci Cod under the pseudonym ARRR Roberts.) Swiftly: A Novel is an enlightenment-era steampunk fantasy, spun from the what if? question of how the British Empire might have evolved had it enslaved the Lilliputian people of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels. Yellow Blue Tibiariffs on the heavily politicised history of Soviet science fiction to create the ultimate in paranoid conspiracy theories. New Model Army imagines a second English Civil War, and a decentralised army of hackers and tech-heads who wrest military power from the hands of the British establishment. In his novel By Light Alone, Roberts ups the political ante by taking on the new gilded age of our post-economic crash reality, depicting a world of fabulous wealth and extreme deprivation where the poor are genetically engineered to subsist, like plants, on mere daylight and oxygen. The genuine "sense of wonder" that Adam Roberts's wonderfully original SF novels evoke is winning praise from many quarters. In April he joins China Miéville as one of the few SF authors to become the focus of a major academic conference, "New Genre Army", organised by Christos Callow and Dr Caroline Edwards of Lincoln University, to be followed by an anthology of critical writing on Adam Roberts fiction from Gylphi. Roberts has also picked up nominations for the Kitschies and the British Science Fiction Association awards, although as the youngest of the six white, middle-aged and male candidates for the latter prize he might be considered too diverse to actually win. Major awards within the genre of science fiction have, to date, eluded Adam Roberts. The Hugo awards, voted for by members of SF fandom attending the annual WorldCon, have demonstrated wide range of tastes in recent years. Shortlisted titles for best novel range from the overtly nostalgic Leviathan Wakes by James SA Corey and Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold to the exceptionally original Palimpsest by Catherynne M Valente and Embassytown by China Miéville. Jack Glass manages to be both nostalgic and original in equal measure, and may be the novel to win Roberts the genre's most coveted award.
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Writing Sci-fi

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“ thewritingcafe: “ Basics: “ Sub-genres: • Alien Invasion: Involves aliens who invade Earth (usually). • Alternate History: Just as the name suggests, this genre deals with alternate histories. This...”
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How people used to imagine vehicles of the future.

How people used to imagine vehicles of the future. | Science Fiction | Scoop.it
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this collection of graphics from the past is truly fantastic. 

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Women in Science Fiction, a Guest Post from Ian Sales | the Little ...

Women in Science Fiction, a Guest Post from Ian Sales | the Little ... | Science Fiction | Scoop.it
Ian Sales is a writer, reviewer and the curator of SF Mistressworks. He has been published in a number of magazines and original anthologies. He won the 2012 British Science Fiction Association Award for his hard sf novella ...
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17 of the Most Literary Science Fiction Novels

17 of the Most Literary Science Fiction Novels | Science Fiction | Scoop.it
Books you'll find at the intersection of the literary and science fiction genres.
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Is there a higher purpose to science fiction?

Is there a higher purpose to science fiction? | Science Fiction | Scoop.it
I have been a reader of science fiction for my entire life, picking Arthur C Clarke of my mum's book shelves as soon as I could read. For the last decade I've been a student of science fiction. I'v...
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Adam Roberts: The Last of the SF Writers

Adam Roberts: The Last of the SF Writers | Science Fiction | Scoop.it
“ Jack Glass is Adam Roberts's most fan-friendly novel to date, but will that be enough to win him a Hugo award?” The worst thing that ever happened to science fiction was getting confused with genre fiction. If any kind of literature relies on the new and the innovative to excite the reader it is SF. Genre fiction recycles, repeats and repackages the same old ideas. Space exploration, faster-than-light travel, cybernetic implants and virtual realities all stirred that fabled "sense of wonder" in the kids who grew up with them. But now those kids are running out of middle age and wonder has been replaced with nostalgia. The SF genre today is like your dad's prog rock LP collection, a last link to a lost youth. Adam Roberts's Jack Glass is a science fiction novel about our nostalgia for science fiction novels, replete with the favourite devices of Golden Age SF. It's also a detective novel, a locked-room mystery in the style of Dorothy L Sayers or Ellery Queen. The fact that Ellery Queen was a "house name" for many pulp writers, among them SF legend Jack Vance, underlines the fact that these stories have more in common than separates them. In an illuminating review of Jack Glass, critic Jonathan McCalmont cracks open Adam Roberts's love-hate relationship with SF's self-regarding nostalgia. Roberts is clearly a fan. But he is also a critic, and his fiction can not help but reflect both. Reading any of Roberts's 13 published science fiction novels I often find myself thinking of their author as the last true science fiction writer. It's an exaggeration, there are other original voices in the field, but few as consistently and startlingly original. In a field where most writers can be relied upon to write the same book over and over again, Roberts insists on writing an entirely different book every time. Worse, far from writing a breathless homage to the giants upon whose shoulders he stands, Roberts is more often to be found affectionately taking the piss out of the genre science fiction has spawned. (Roberts is, on his days off, also author of parodies The Soddit, Bored of the Rings and The Va Dinci Cod under the pseudonym ARRR Roberts.) Swiftly: A Novel is an enlightenment-era steampunk fantasy, spun from the what if? question of how the British Empire might have evolved had it enslaved the Lilliputian people of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels. Yellow Blue Tibiariffs on the heavily politicised history of Soviet science fiction to create the ultimate in paranoid conspiracy theories. New Model Army imagines a second English Civil War, and a decentralised army of hackers and tech-heads who wrest military power from the hands of the British establishment. In his novel By Light Alone, Roberts ups the political ante by taking on the new gilded age of our post-economic crash reality, depicting a world of fabulous wealth and extreme deprivation where the poor are genetically engineered to subsist, like plants, on mere daylight and oxygen. The genuine "sense of wonder" that Adam Roberts's wonderfully original SF novels evoke is winning praise from many quarters. In April he joins China Miéville as one of the few SF authors to become the focus of a major academic conference, "New Genre Army", organised by Christos Callow and Dr Caroline Edwards of Lincoln University, to be followed by an anthology of critical writing on Adam Roberts fiction from Gylphi. Roberts has also picked up nominations for the Kitschies and the British Science Fiction Association awards, although as the youngest of the six white, middle-aged and male candidates for the latter prize he might be considered too diverse to actually win. Major awards within the genre of science fiction have, to date, eluded Adam Roberts. The Hugo awards, voted for by members of SF fandom attending the annual WorldCon, have demonstrated wide range of tastes in recent years. Shortlisted titles for best novel range from the overtly nostalgic Leviathan Wakes by James SA Corey and Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold to the exceptionally original Palimpsest by Catherynne M Valente and Embassytown by China Miéville. Jack Glass manages to be both nostalgic and original in equal measure, and may be the novel to win Roberts the genre's most coveted award.
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Best app for sci fi readers

Best app for sci fi readers | Science Fiction | Scoop.it
Must go through this topic
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An app that every nerd must have, whether the hell it works or not.
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Sindbad Sci-Fi

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Reimagining Arab Science Fiction (RT @saladinahmed: London folks, check out "From Sindbad to Sci-Fi," hosted by @MaterialWorld. Looks fascinating!
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Incredible paintings of sci-fi suburbia will make you wish you were ...

Incredible paintings of sci-fi suburbia will make you wish you were ... | Science Fiction | Scoop.it
“Welcome to rural Sweden, sometime in the late '80s. Citizens go about their mundane lives and children explore the countryside. But something isn't quite right. Robots and hovercrafts are...”
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