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Peter Thiel: the billionaire tech entrepreneur on a mission to cheat death - Telegraph

Peter Thiel: the billionaire tech entrepreneur on a mission to cheat death - Telegraph | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
The co-founder of PayPal and likely the most successful venture capitalist in Silicon Valley is on a mission to change the world through technology – and to find a cure for death
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Thought Experiments:Tomorrow Through the Past

Thought Experiments:Tomorrow Through the Past | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
Asimov's Science Fiction, the most consistently innovative and readable SF magazine on the newsstands today
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Incarcerated For Writing Science Fiction

Incarcerated For Writing Science Fiction | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
This is truly bizarre: A Dorchester County, Maryland, teacher was taken in for an "emergency medical evaluation," sus...
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10 Ultra-Weird Science Fiction Novels that Became Required Reading

10 Ultra-Weird Science Fiction Novels that Became Required Reading | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
You want a really weird ride? A science fiction or fantasy epic that stretches your brain like taffy and ties it into strange irregular shapes? Forget television or movies: books are where the really off-kilter stories are told in speculative fiction.
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A Cure for Our Deflated Sense of The Future

A Cure for Our Deflated Sense of The Future | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
There’s a condition I’ve noted among former hard-core science-fiction fans that for want of a better word I’ll call future-deflation.
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EBOLA LA PANDEMIA _ BURROUGHS METÁFORA VIRAL Y MUTACIONES ANTROPOLÓGICAS Dr. Adolfo Vasquez Rocca

EBOLA LA PANDEMIA _ BURROUGHS METÁFORA VIRAL Y MUTACIONES ANTROPOLÓGICAS                                                  Dr. Adolfo Vasquez Rocca | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
W.S. BURROUGHS Por Adolfo Vasquez Rocca - Universidad Complutense de MadridPublicado en Diario EL PAÍS, Madrid 14 Sep 2010Adolfo Vásquez

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EBOLA LA PANDEMIA _ BURROUGHS METÁFORA VIRAL Y MUTACIONES ANTROPOLÓGICAS                                                 
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EBOLA LA PANDEMIA _ BURROUGHS METÁFORA VIRAL Y MUTACIONES ANTROPOLÓGICAS                                                 
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EBOLA LA PANDEMIA _ BURROUGHS METÁFORA VIRAL Y MUTACIONES ANTROPOLÓGICAS                                                 
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Gregory Benford on Philip K. Dick

Gregory Benford on Philip K. Dick | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
SF author/physicist Gregory Benford reminisces about his friend Philip K. Dick: ...I used some connections in the CIA to inquire with the FBI about Phil, and the break-in.
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The computer will see you now

The computer will see you now | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
ELLIE is a psychologist, and a damned good one at that. Smile in a certain way, and she knows precisely what your smile means. Develop a nervous tic or tension in an...
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The largest public sci-fi library in the world is under threat from new management

The largest public sci-fi library in the world is under threat from new management | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
If you’re a sci-fi or fantasy fan who loves to read, there’s no cooler place than the massive Eaton Collection library at UC Riverside — but all that could change soon.
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The Artificial Womb Will Change Feminism Forever

The Artificial Womb Will Change Feminism Forever | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
A report says a man-made womb could be reality within 30 years. But when the womb—the most politicized body part in history—is separated from the woman, what will it mean for feminism?
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An Interview with: Professor George Slusser – Eaton science fiction collection’s Curator

George Slusser is Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature at the University of California in Riverside (UCR, CA, U.S.A.), Ph.D., Comparative Literature (Harvard University), the first Curator (Emeritus) of the J.
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Ursula K. Le Guin talks to Michael Cunningham about genres, gender, and broadening fiction | Electric Literature

Ursula K. Le Guin talks to Michael Cunningham about genres, gender, and broadening fiction | Electric Literature | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
To celebrate this fantastic conversation between Hugo-and-Nebula award winner Ursula K. Le Guin and Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cunningham about writing,
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The Forrest Gump Syndrome: Soft History, Full Of Famous People

The Forrest Gump Syndrome: Soft History, Full Of Famous People | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
We tend to idealize the past. We file off a lot of the rough edges, imagine everybody having better teeth, and generally tone down a lot of the ugliness. This can be problematic -- especially when we soften the depiction of past atrocities.
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Science fiction's Islamic roots

Science fiction's Islamic roots | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
From Ibn Tufail's 12th century Hayy Ibn Yaqzan to Rokeya Sakhawat Hussain's 1905 feminist masterpiece Sultana's Dream, the Islamic world produced some of the earliest proto-sf, which IO9's Charlie Jane Anders rounds up in an excellent post.
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The dogs that conquered space

The dogs that conquered space | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
Oliver Wainwright: Humans were too risky, monkeys too fidgety, so the Soviet Union decided its first cosmonauts should be dogs. It is a story of science, sacrifice and – for those that survived – sausage-filled celebrity
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The Ether Patrol - Amazing Stories

The Ether Patrol - Amazing Stories | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
The Ether Patrol was a half-hour weekly science fiction radio broadcast before science fiction radio broadcasts were cool
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Researchers say we take orders better from a machine than a human 

Researchers say we take orders better from a machine than a human  | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
MIT researchers found that working for a robot made people more productive - and happier.
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Ray Bradbury: The Best Writing Teacher You Could Ever Have | Tor.com

Ray Bradbury: The Best Writing Teacher You Could Ever Have | Tor.com | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
An article honoring Ray Bradbury, who was born on this day in 1920.
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Ontological Realism and Creating the One Real Future

Ontological Realism and Creating the One Real Future | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
An ongoing debate in ontology concerns the question of whether ideas or the physical reality have primacy. In my view, the physical reality is clearly ontologically primary, because it makes possible the thinking and idea-generation which exist only as very sophisticated emergent processes depending on multiple levels of physical structures (atoms, cells, tissues, organs, organisms of sufficient complexity – and then a sufficiently rich history of sensory experience to make the formation of interesting ideas supportable).
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Great Writers of Alternate History: From the Classical Era to the Age of Enlightenment - Amazing Stories

Great Writers of Alternate History: From the Classical Era to the Age of Enlightenment - Amazing Stories | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
The Alternate History genre did not spring up over night. In fact, it has deep literary and historical roots.
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No, Dystopian Sci-Fi Isn’t Bad for Society. We Need It More Than Ever | Opinion | WIRED

No, Dystopian Sci-Fi Isn’t Bad for Society. We Need It More Than Ever | Opinion | WIRED | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
Dystopian fiction is a warning, and if it makes people pay attention, then good—that's the point. People shouldn't fear technology, but they sure as hell better consider its effects.
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Why archaeologists make better futurists than science-fiction writers

Why archaeologists make better futurists than science-fiction writers | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
Human beings seem to have an innate need to predict the future. We’ve read the entrails of animals, thrown bones, tried to use the regularity or lack of it in the night sky as a projection of the future and omen of things to come, along with a thousand others kinds of divination few of us have ever heard of. This need to predict the future makes perfect sense for a creature whose knowledge bias is towards the present and the past. Survival means seeing enough ahead to avoid dangers, so that an animal that could successfully predict what was around the next corner could avoid being eaten or suffering famine.
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J.G. Ballard’s favorite food

J.G. Ballard’s favorite food | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
 
Visionary writer J.G. Ballard‘s list of simple but enjoyable foods would probably make most struggling “healthy living” bloggers’ heads explode. Especially the ones on restrictive diets whose mission is to bore everyone around them to death by talking of nothing else. Ballard, who spent two years of World War II in a Japanese internment camp with his family, also remembered the postwar food rationing that persisted into the ‘50s in the U.K. Even so, he wasn’t obsessive about food. In fact, he saw a happy correlation between food and sex.

He told The Guardian about his usual diet in 2003 (and, of course, a doctor was brought in to explain why all of his choices were unhealthy):

One should love outside one’s own head. I believe that the tongue is just as important as other organs. If you have an appetite for food, you’ll have an appetite for sex. I’m always suspicious of people who lack an appetite and I admire people with strong appetites. However, now I’m 72 I don’t eat a great deal and, let’s say, my tastes have simplified. It is a matter of metabolism, and I’m...
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Daniel Salvo @cifiper : Somos injustos con Clemente Palma

Daniel Salvo @cifiper : Somos injustos con Clemente Palma | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
El heterónimo de Daniel Salvo se guarece bajo el DNI de Julio Viccina (Ica, 1967). El amante de la narrativa fantástica vive bajo la piel de un abogado analista del Diario Oficial El Peruano.
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Sometimes The Future Seems Closer To Fantasy Than Science Fiction

Sometimes The Future Seems Closer To Fantasy Than Science Fiction | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
We've all heard Clarke's aphorism that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. But sometimes, it seems like we're already living it, as our tech acts more like sorcery.
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