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A Believable Universe

Any good space opera needs to take place in a version of reality that, although not necessarily scientifically accurate, at least makes some kind of sense

December 13, 2017 — Caleb A. Scharf
Time for Another Ultimate Wearable Tech Upgrade

Time for Another Ultimate Wearable Tech Upgrade

  “Alright sir, let’s see how those fit. Blink rate comfortable? Good, okay let’s try using some VR overlays at middle distance while walking…” The best concept art prompts you to make up stories and join in a fictional world...

September 4, 2014 — Glendon Mellow

Annalee Newitz: Where did io9 get its name?

Today is Annalee Newitz‘s birthday (well, it’s still today in the most relevant time zone – uh, hers not mine). Annalee has been writing about the intersection of science and technology and culture for many years...

May 8, 2014 — Brian Malow
Daniel Suarez's Influx Is Super Fluxing Bitchin'!

Daniel Suarez's Influx Is Super Fluxing Bitchin'!

I loved the book, and couldn't--wouldn't--didn't--set it down. With Influx, Daniel Suarez becomes the master, and Michael Crichton should be honored by the comparison.

February 28, 2014 — Stephen L. Macknik
Are We Too Close to Making Gattaca a Reality?

Are We Too Close to Making Gattaca a Reality?

Sometime in the not-too-distant future, Marie and Antonio Freeman step into a doctor’s office to design their next child. “Your extracted eggs, Marie, have been fertilized with Antonio’s sperm,” the doctor says...

October 28, 2013 — Ferris Jabr

Neuroscience in Fiction: Crux, by Ramez Naam

Crux (Angry Robot Books) is an outstanding speculative fiction adventure. It combines the very highest level of neuroscientific reality with plausible neuroscience fiction that is very well thought through...

August 9, 2013 — Stephen L. Macknik
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The Essential Guide to the Modern World

The Essential Guide to the Modern World