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Some sci-fi writers want fewer killer robots
Public Radio InternationalSome sci-fi writers want fewer killer robots and more vision for the futurePublic Radio Internationalsays David Brin, a science fiction writer who thinks we've gotten way too fond of speculative technological bummers. Movies like Blade Runner, The Matrix, Children of Men and, more recently, The Hunger Games and Divergent, all express some version of ...
Posted on 29 July 2014 | 5:57 am
Peter Capaldi Doctor Who - Express.co.uk
Express.co.ukPeter Capaldi Doctor WhoExpress.co.ukFrom the likes of snowy-haired, craggy-faced William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee in the early days, the new generation began with Christopher Eccleston, aged 41, followed by David Tennant, 34 and Matt Smith, 28. Age may be irrelevant to ...and more »
Posted on 28 July 2014 | 5:59 am
$1.6b gain makes Zuckerberg richer than
Huewire News$1.6b gain makes Zuckerberg richer than Google foundersThe Korea HeraldThe Facebook Inc. chairman added $1.6 billion to his fortune last Friday after the world's largest social network closed at a record. The surge elevated the 30-year-old's net worth to $33.3 billion, moving him past Brin, 40, and Page, 41, as well as ...Zuckerberg bumps Google in billionaires raceThe West Australianall 11 news articles »
Posted on 28 July 2014 | 2:33 am
Facebook Mark Zuckerberg Adds $1.6 Billion
Guardian Liberty VoiceFacebook Mark Zuckerberg Adds $1.6 Billion to His FortuneGuardian Liberty VoiceThe author of The Facebook Effect, David Kirkpatrick, said the 30-year-old chairman is just getting started and he is going to become “the richest person on the planet.” The company set a new record and gained a larger market capitalization than AT&T ...
Posted on 27 July 2014 | 10:50 am
Social Media Saturday: Facebook Takes Off,
Social Media Saturday: Facebook Takes Off, Twitter Looks Shaky, and Two ...Latin Post... stocks on the Standard and Poor 500, according to Bloomberg, which, along with a rally caused by the great earnings report that added $1.6 billion to his fortune, rocketed Facebook co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg's worth above Google's Larry ...and more »
Posted on 27 July 2014 | 9:17 am
21 Books That Changed Science Fiction AndSpeculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction and fantasy for everybody. Certain great books inspire scores of authors to create something new. Here are 21 of the most influential science fiction and fantasy books. Read more...
Posted on 25 July 2014 | 1:56 pm
A Q&A with Gene WolfeA Twelve Tomorrows exclusive: Science fiction legend Gene Wolfe looks back on his career. Gene Wolfe was born in New York City in 1931 and spent his early childhood in Peoria, Illinois, where he lived near his future wife, Rosemary. He moved to Houston with his parents at the age of six, attended Lamar High School, and enrolled at Texas A&M. But when Wolfe dropped out of college, he was drafted ...
Posted on 25 July 2014 | 9:23 am
Multiple Award Winning Mystic Ink PublishingAward Winning Mystic Ink Publishing Expands Distribution Into World Wide Markets (PRWeb July 21, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/AwardWinning/MysticInkPublishing/prweb12031777.htm
Posted on 21 July 2014 | 1:53 am
The Planetary Society’s Highly-InnovativeThe Planetary Society, the world’s largest and most influential space interest group, is scheduled to announce the launch of its LightSail solar sail mission - which will reach space on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch in 2016.
Posted on 10 July 2014 | 6:23 am
Some sci-fi writers want fewer killer robotssays David Brin, a science fiction writer who thinks we've gotten way too fond of speculative technological bummers. Neal Stephenson, the author of Cryptonomicon, usually writes exactly those kinds of stories. In his fiction, he tends to explore the ...
Posted on 28 July 2014 | 10:54 pm
Interview with Hugo Award-winningDavid Brin is a scientist, tech speaker/consultant, and author. His new novel about our survival in the near future is 'Existence'. A film by Kevin Costner was based on Brin's book 'The Postman'. Dr. Brin's 16 novels, including NY Times Bestsellers and ...
Posted on 24 July 2013 | 12:55 am
Author David Brin Considers and WritesAward-winning science fiction author, physicist, engineer, inventor and futurist David Brin returns to Planetary Radio for a conversation about his monumental and very entertaining new novel. Emily Lakdawalla previews a very busy month of great planetary ...
Posted on 3 September 2012 | 3:37 pm
David Brin's Existence will make you thinkDavid Brin has created some of the greatest classics of recent science fiction, including Startide Rising, plus the short stories "The Crystal Spheres" and "Thor Meets Captain America," the latter of which was the basis of the graphic novel The Life Eaters.
Posted on 18 June 2012 | 8:46 am
David Brin on the Need to Restore OptimismDavid Brin fans can rejoice: It's been nearly a decade since his last novel, Kiln People, but the critically acclaimed science fiction writer is now set to release his much anticipated book, Existence, on June 21st. With his new novel, Brin once again sets ...
Posted on 30 April 2012 | 10:00 am
Will the “true 21st century” bring usDavid Brin said... Oh... births per female... yes, in Japan and Russia, women are choosing not to breed, in part because of the male culture. But elsewhere they are choosing 2 or 3 ... and this is not bad it is the miracle! It means ...
Posted on 26 July 2014 | 11:20 am
Foundation's Triumph – DavidAn exceedingly suitable and satisfactory denouement to this posthumous sequel to Asimov's Foundation series. Following a rather disjointed opening Benford's 'Fear' and a sublime sequel in Bear's 'Chaos', David Brin wraps ...
Posted on 26 July 2014 | 4:54 am
CONTRARY BRIN: A War AgainstDavid Brin said... Daniel Duffy... Arizona draws 14.7 % of its electricity from the spinning in Barry Goldwater's grave. Guys, it appears that we have been visited by a very articulate and grammatically well-spoken white ...
Posted on 23 July 2014 | 2:06 pm
CONTRARY BRIN: The Moon Landing: 45David Brin said... Sean/cosmists thanks for your remarks, though when you veered political you got …well… not lunar but loony. Yes, there are lefty flakes in 200+ university soft studies departments, who preach anti ambition ...
Posted on 20 July 2014 | 11:46 am
CONTRARY BRIN: Media Challenge FAADavid Brin said... Kind of disagree here. The insurrection recourse is a spectrum, ranging from local lunatics, easily crushed, all the way to the opposite extreme, in which case just look at Bosnia. 10,000 dads on rooftops with ...
Posted on 18 July 2014 | 9:04 pm