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The Future Is Not Accelerating - via @futugramma

The Future Is Not Accelerating - via @futugramma | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
I have some bad news and some good news for you about the future. First, the bad news. The future is not coming at us any faster than it ever has. We will not become immortal cyborgs with superintelligent computer friends in the next twenty years.
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Where Are All the Female Science Fiction Heroes in Picture Books?

Where Are All the Female Science Fiction Heroes in Picture Books? | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
Amanda R. Von Der Lohe maintains a Goodreads page on science fiction picture books, and after looking at hundreds of books she made a depressing discovery. Less than 15% of these books featured a girl protagonist.
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5 Things You Didn't Know About Steampunk

5 Things You Didn't Know About Steampunk | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
Steampunk, the repurposing of Victorian culture and technology for contemporary fun and profit, is ubiquitous -- in media, books, fashion, music, cosplay, and maker culture....
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‘The Black Man in the Cosmos’: Sun Ra teaches at UC Berkeley, 1971

‘The Black Man in the Cosmos’: Sun Ra teaches at UC Berkeley, 1971 | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
The first thing I’d do with a time machine is point…
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Ukrainian Science Fiction Writers Predicted the Russian Invasion

Ukrainian Science Fiction Writers Predicted the Russian Invasion | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
Fedor Berezin is a former Soviet military officer and science fiction writer in Ukraine. Now, two of his novels -- War 2010: The Ukrainian Front and War 2011: Against NATO -- have become reality.
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The World's Most Fascinating Places, As Seen In Science Fiction Books

The World's Most Fascinating Places, As Seen In Science Fiction Books | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
It's the middle of summer -- the time of year when wanderlust takes over our brains. You want to leave your home and your job and explore what the world has to offer.
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Yes, Polarization Is Asymmetric—it’s not about physics… but politics

Yes, Polarization Is Asymmetric—it’s not about physics… but politics | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
Back when I published research on optical ellipsometry, “polarization” seemed an innocent-enough term — and indeed, lately there have been applications that let us peer into the very origins of the universe.
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10 Science Fiction And Fantasy Stories That Editors Are Tired Of Seeing

10 Science Fiction And Fantasy Stories That Editors Are Tired Of Seeing | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
To you, your short story is unique and perfect. To editors, it's "the third steampunk time-travel story we've seen this week." But which trends should you try to avoid?
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A counterintuitive phenomenon discovered: The coexistence of superconductivity with dissipation

A counterintuitive phenomenon discovered: The coexistence of superconductivity with dissipation | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
For his doctoral dissertation in the Goldman Superconductivity Research Group at the University of Minnesota, Yu Chen, now a postdoctoral researcher at UC Santa Barbara, developed a novel way to fabricate superconducting nanocircuitry.
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Mars 'flying saucer' splashes back down after test

Mars 'flying saucer' splashes back down after test | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
A saucer-shaped NASA vehicle testing new technology for Mars landings made a successful rocket ride over the Pacific, but its massive descent parachute only partially unfurled.
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Charlie Stross on the stop/go nature of technological change

Charlie Stross on the stop/go nature of technological change | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
Charlie Stross's keynote speech to the Yet Another Perl Conference is an inspired riff on the weird, gradual-then-sudden nature of technological change.
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A Visual History of Typewriter Art from 1893 to Today

A Visual History of Typewriter Art from 1893 to Today | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
How Victorian female stenographers pioneered a unique art form with newfound notoriety in the digital age. "Art is not a thing -- it is a
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Jo Walton talks science fiction, research, & collaborating with readers

Jo Walton talks science fiction, research, & collaborating with readers | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
David writes, "I host the literary radio show Between The Covers (KBOO 90.7FM/PDX) and my most recent guest was Jo Walton (MP3), who has been profiled multiple times on Boing Boing.
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Iain M. Banks’ Culture Spits in the Eye of Nihilism | Tor.com

Iain M. Banks’ Culture Spits in the Eye of Nihilism | Tor.com | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
An appreciation of Iain M. Banks' Culture novels.
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Isaac Asimov's Ridiculous Limericks

Isaac Asimov's Ridiculous Limericks | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
Isaac Asimov made eerily accurate predictions for how the world would be in 2014 -- he anticipated, for example, our ability to "see as well as hear the person you telephone." More impressively, he asserted that, “Robots will neither ...
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Photos: Museum Of Science Fiction Gears Up To Enter Next Phase

Photos: Museum Of Science Fiction Gears Up To Enter Next Phase | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
The proposed Museum of Science Fiction will partner with D.C. Public Libraries as they look for a site for its preview museum.
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Strange Horizons Columns: Me and Science Fiction: Books and the Death of the Middle Class, by Eleanor Arnason

Strange Horizons Columns: Me and Science Fiction: Books and the Death of the Middle Class, by Eleanor Arnason | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
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El horror y la fantasía en la literatura – Fin

El horror y la fantasía en la literatura – Fin | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
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The Importance of Qualia to Transhumanism and Science pt2

The Importance of Qualia to Transhumanism and Science pt2 | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
In my last article on transhumanism and qualia we looked at the definition of qualia and biological experiments that suggest qualia are nothing more then a physical outcome of a complex system, (for now the brain).
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10 Worst-Case Scenarios of Computers Controlling Your Emotions

10 Worst-Case Scenarios of Computers Controlling Your Emotions | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
The internet is still reeling from recent revelations that Facebook workers have been conducting weird experiments with the emotions of Facebook users. Now it's time to see what science fiction has to say about machines that control our feelings.
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La Espada en la Tinta | Literatura fantástica, cómics, novedades, noticias: Los resultados de los premios Locus 2014: Neil Gaiman, Ann Leckie y Caitlín R. Kiernan entre los ganadores

La Espada en la Tinta | Literatura fantástica, cómics, novedades, noticias: Los resultados de los premios Locus 2014: Neil Gaiman, Ann Leckie y Caitlín R. Kiernan entre los ganadores | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
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How Science Fiction can change the world from East to West

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Estonia will hand out digital ID cards to non-residents

Estonia will hand out digital ID cards to non-residents | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
Digital ID cards are still a rarity in most countries, but they're a staple of everyday life in Estonia -- locals use them for everything from e-voting
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Writing in the Margins, or, Patriarch’s Day, Part 4

Writing in the Margins, or, Patriarch’s Day, Part 4 | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
(Trigger warning: sexual bias, harassment, assault, misogyny.) Foreword: This is the fourth in a series of related posts on sexual abuse and harassment, misogyny, and the science fiction and fantas...
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William Gibson on Why Sci-Fi Writers Are (Thankfully) Almost Always Wrong | Underwire | WIRED

William Gibson on Why Sci-Fi Writers Are (Thankfully) Almost Always Wrong | Underwire | WIRED | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
William Gibson, one of science fiction’s most visionary and distinctive voices, maintains that he and his fellow writers don’t possess some mystical ability to peer into the future.
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The remarkable Neal Stephenson interview

The remarkable Neal Stephenson interview | Science Fiction Golden | Scoop.it
Neal Stephenson - legendary author of speculative fiction - on Elon Musk and geek culture, the NSA revelations of Edward Snowden, how negative cultural narratives are killing big science - and t...
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