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Elon Musk's space car set to overshoot Mars and hurtle towards asteroid belt | Science | The Guardian

Elon Musk's space car set to overshoot Mars and hurtle towards asteroid belt | Science | The Guardian | Adventures in Science Fiction | Scoop.it
Tesla sports car was launched by Falcon Heavy rocket on Tuesday and the SpaceX mission had originally planned to end in orbit around red plant
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Arthur C Clarke at 100: still the king of science fiction

Arthur C Clarke at 100: still the king of science fiction | Adventures in Science Fiction | Scoop.it
2001: A Space Odyssey, Childhood’s End, Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World … one hundred years after his birth, the British writer is the undisputed master
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That Sinking Feeling: Climate change, climate fiction, and why they’re both real and here | FactorDaily

That Sinking Feeling: Climate change, climate fiction, and why they’re both real and here | FactorDaily | Adventures in Science Fiction | Scoop.it
On July 9 2017, New York magazine published a long-form article by the American journalist David Wallace-Wells, called ‘The Uninhabitable Earth’, that spoke about the worst case scenario of what might happen to us all and what climate change can wreck, in the most pessimistic tone possible (it started with the words, ‘It is, I…
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'Chinks in the world machine' – on the casting of the 13th Doctor Who

'Chinks in the world machine' – on the casting of the 13th Doctor Who | Adventures in Science Fiction | Scoop.it
Doctor Who author Una McCormack has long envisaged a day when a woman was cast as Doctor Who.
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Jeff VanderMeer & Cory Doctorow Discuss the Future of Sci-Fi & the World

Jeff VanderMeer & Cory Doctorow Discuss the Future of Sci-Fi & the World | Adventures in Science Fiction | Scoop.it
Twenty-five years ago, Cory Doctorow and Jeff VanderMeer both attended the Clarion Writers Workshop, the premier science fiction and fantasy writing program. Since that time, VanderMeer and Doctorow…
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Ursula Le Guin rebuts charge that science fiction is 'alternative fact'

Ursula Le Guin rebuts charge that science fiction is 'alternative fact' | Adventures in Science Fiction | Scoop.it
Replying to newspaper claim that SF has much in common with the variant accounts of reality offered by Trump staff, author says ‘a fact has no alternative’
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Science fiction has ancient roots in Africa. Why shouldn’t it also have a future there?

Science fiction has ancient roots in Africa. Why shouldn’t it also have a future there? | Adventures in Science Fiction | Scoop.it
The Dogon people of Mali believe they are the descendants of an extra-terrestrial race from the Sirius B star system, and the Zulu in South Africa trace their name and origin story to somewhere just beyond the heavens. The African continent is home to a tradition of creation myths that on closer inspection bea
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I Wrote 150 Porno Novels in Five Years | VICE | United Kingdom

In an excerpt from 'Sin-a-Rama: Sleaze Sex Paperbacks of the Sixties,' a new anthology about the porno novels that marked the time, the legendary science fiction writer Robert Silverberg divulges how he and other authors learned their craft writing smut.
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The Folio Society wins D&AD Award for Dune | Folio Media Centre |Folio Media Centre | | The Folio Society

The Folio Society wins D&AD Award for Dune | Folio Media Centre |Folio Media Centre | | The Folio Society | Adventures in Science Fiction | Scoop.it
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Schrodinger’s Writer – Liz Williams – Sarah Ash – Fantasy Author

Schrodinger’s Writer – Liz Williams – Sarah Ash – Fantasy Author | Adventures in Science Fiction | Scoop.it
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Chuck Tingle counter-trolls the Gamergaters who nominated his erotica for a Hugo Award

Chuck Tingle counter-trolls the Gamergaters who nominated his erotica for a Hugo Award | Adventures in Science Fiction | Scoop.it
This is masterful.
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The Hugo Awards: George RR Martin, Vox Day and Alastair Reynolds on the prize's future

The Hugo Awards: George RR Martin, Vox Day and Alastair Reynolds on the prize's future | Adventures in Science Fiction | Scoop.it
As the shortlists for the 2016 prizes are announced, writers consider how the genre’s leading prizes can survive the bitter Sad and Rabid Puppies debacle
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Science fiction when the future is now

Science fiction when the future is now | Adventures in Science Fiction | Scoop.it
Six authors parse the implications of our unhinged era for their craft.
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5 Things I Learned Studying Fandom – 5 Things I Learned – Medium

5 Things I Learned Studying Fandom – 5 Things I Learned – Medium | Adventures in Science Fiction | Scoop.it
By Elizabeth Minkel, co-host of Fansplaining, and writer on fan culture for New Statesman, The Millions, The Guardian, and The New Yorker. At parties, I start by telling people I’m a writer, or an…
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The Barbican’s monolithic architecture is the perfect location for a sci-fi retrospective

The Barbican’s monolithic architecture is the perfect location for a sci-fi retrospective | Adventures in Science Fiction | Scoop.it
Trekkies, Browncoats, and yet to be christened Star Wars fandom, ASSEMBLE!
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Cover Story: Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Definitive Preview

Cover Story: Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Definitive Preview | Adventures in Science Fiction | Scoop.it
Star Wars devotees who can’t wait for December need look no further. With exclusive access to writer-director Rian Johnson, plus interviews with Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, and others, V.F. presents the ultimate sneak peek at The Last Jedi—and Carrie Fisher’s lasting legacy.
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This is the Most Detailed Map of the Universe to Date

This is the Most Detailed Map of the Universe to Date | Adventures in Science Fiction | Scoop.it
This is the most detailed map of our universe. It spans more than 500 million light-years and contains more then 100,000 galaxies.
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Friday essay: science fiction's women problem

Friday essay: science fiction's women problem | Adventures in Science Fiction | Scoop.it
Science fiction is a popular and lucrative genre – but most authors are men and relatable female characters are sadly lacking. Given this entrenched sexism, it's time for publishers to take affirmative action.
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Building a Better Definition of Science Fiction

Building a Better Definition of Science Fiction | Adventures in Science Fiction | Scoop.it
The following appears as part of the introduction to The Big Book of Science Fiction. Mary Shelley, Jules Verne, and H. G. Wells. All three are useful entry
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How to be a better burglar: Creeping around in buildings with Geoff Manaugh and Jeff VanderMeer

How to be a better burglar: Creeping around in buildings with Geoff Manaugh and Jeff VanderMeer | Adventures in Science Fiction | Scoop.it
The author of "A Burglar's Guide to the City" says in newer buildings, a good shadow is hard to find
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11 History Books You Should Read Before Writing Your Military SF Novel

11 History Books You Should Read Before Writing Your Military SF Novel | Adventures in Science Fiction | Scoop.it
So you want to be a military science fiction author. You’ve read the classics from all the major authors, and you’ve got a great idea for a novel. Except you haven’t served in the military, and don’t know much beyond what you’ve seen on TV and in movies. Here are 11 books of military history you might want to read before diving in.
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Satirical erotica author Chuck Tingle's huge troll of conservative sci-fi fans, explained

Satirical erotica author Chuck Tingle's huge troll of conservative sci-fi fans, explained | Adventures in Science Fiction | Scoop.it
Right-wing sci-fi writers tried to delegitimize the Hugo Awards by nominating a writer no one took seriously. Here's how he took them all by surprise.
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You're Whining About the 'Ghostbusters' Reboot Because You're Still a Child and Need to Grow Up

You're Whining About the 'Ghostbusters' Reboot Because You're Still a Child and Need to Grow Up | Adventures in Science Fiction | Scoop.it
Those upset about the Ghostbusters reboot don't seem to understand how movies work.
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The Sympathizer Won a Pulitzer and an Edgar, and May Herald the Great Literary Convergence

The Sympathizer Won a Pulitzer and an Edgar, and May Herald the Great Literary Convergence | Adventures in Science Fiction | Scoop.it
It's the first novel that’s won both a major literary award and a major genre award in the same year.
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