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SciFi/Fantasy novels

SciFi/Fantasy novels

A room to talk about sf novels - where sf means speculative fiction -- science fiction, fantasy, magic realism, you know. The lot of it.
Bluesun 2600
What H.G. Wells Got Wrong When He Predicted the Atomic Bomb - http://io9.com/what-h-...
What H.G. Wells Got Wrong When He Predicted the Atomic Bomb
"What science fiction writers get wrong is at least as important as what they get right, argued legendary physicist Lawrence Krauss in his talk at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Chicago. In particular, H.G. Wells predicted the atomic bomb — but he made a crucial error. According to Red Orbit, Krauss talked about H. G. Wells' novel The World Set Free, "which is often quoted as a prophetic book": The novel was published in 1914 and anticipated the development of atomic weapons that would be used in war. Decades before they became a harsh reality in the modern world — and perhaps influencing some of the scientists who created the real weapons — the novel coined the term "atomic bombs." "Nevertheless not only did Wells' continually burning atomic weapons bear no resemblance to the engines of destruction in the real world," Krauss emphasized, "he thought it would unite the world into one society whereas we are painfully aware that it hasn't changed human... more... - Bluesun 2600 from Bookmarklet
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Eight O’Clock in the Morning by Ray Nelseon - http://www.whale.to/b...
Eight O’Clock in the Morning by Ray Nelseon
"“Eight O’Clock in the Morning” is a short story written by Ray Nelson almost a half century ago. The well known movie “They Live” was based on that story and I just wanted to share it because even thought it’s supposed to be a work of science fiction, the story holds many analogies to our current situation." - Bluesun 2600 from Bookmarklet
Bluesun 2600
A Spell of Vengeance by DB Jackson | Tor.com - http://www.tor.com/stories...
A Spell of Vengeance by DB Jackson | Tor.com
This is a preamble short story to Jackson's series called The Thieftaker Chronicles. "Ethan Kaille is a thieftaker in Colonial Boston, scratching out a living by restoring stolen property to its rightful owners. But unlike others in his profession, Ethan relies on magical spells as well as his wits to track down thieves. Being a conjurer doesn’t make him popular with the law in Boston, so Ethan is taken aback when the sheriff seeks his help in settling a dispute between a pair of wealthy merchants and a ship’s captain who has threatened their lives. Ethan knows the captain can back up his threats with magic of his own. But there is more to this matter than the merchants have let on, and Ethan soon discovers that what he doesn’t know might actually kill him." - Bluesun 2600 from Bookmarklet
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Aranızda GOW: Ascension Multiplayer atan var mı? yazın psn id' nizi kapışalım
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bir tane adam yok mu amk - gilliamesk
gilliamesk
öncekine tam like verecektim kayboldu ortadan bunu da silmeyeceksin değil mi :) - eburhan ɛɜ
yok ya yanlış oldu o ama yine de istediğim resimleri koymadı sistem :s - gilliamesk
carrie' nin yeni çevriminde chloe grace moretz oynuyormuş yahu. merak ettim şimdi :s - gilliamesk
kıllı da diretmeyelim illa. bununla yetinelim :h - gilliamesk
Bluesun 2600
With Halloween just a few days away, here are some stories by one of the Masters of Horror H.P. Lovecraft. - http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks0...
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Bluesun 2600
Ray Bradbury, enduring author of fantasy, science fiction, dies at 91 - latimes.com - http://www.latimes.com/news...
Ray Bradbury, enduring author of fantasy, science fiction, dies at 91 - latimes.com
Ray Bradbury, enduring author of fantasy, science fiction, dies at 91 - latimes.com
"Ray Bradbury, the writer whose expansive flights of fantasy and vividly rendered space-scapes have provided the world with one of the most enduring speculative blueprints for the future, has died. He was 91. Bradbury died Tuesday night in Los Angeles, his agent Michael Congdon confirmed. His family said in a statement that he had suffered from a long illness. Author of more than 27 novels and story collections—most famously "The Martian Chronicles," "Fahrenheit 451," "Dandelion Wine" and "Something Wicked This Way Comes"—and more than 600 short stories, Bradbury has frequently been credited with elevating the often-maligned reputation of science fiction. Some say he singlehandedly helped to move the genre into the realm of literature." - Bluesun 2600 from Bookmarklet
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Reimagining the Laws of Physics: Greg Egan’s The Clockwork Rocket | Tor.com - http://www.tor.com/blogs...
Reimagining the Laws of Physics: Greg Egan’s The Clockwork Rocket | Tor.com
lo prenderò, non capirò nulla, lo metterò da parte - eslr
un po' temo: l'articolo linkato parla di diagrammi, che sul kindle mi fanno un po' paura... (ma poi per 4 dollari) - Angelo
Bluesun 2600
Bluesun 2600
"For those who do not know, Darrell Sweet—illustrator of all of the Wheel of Time covers—has passed away. The first of his covers I can remember seeing was his beautiful cover for THE EYE OF THE WORLD. I'm sure it wasn't actually the first, however. Mr. Sweet was one of the premier fantasy artists for many years in the business. I have a healthy appreciation of what he accomplished, and I'm not sure many new readers realize just how influential and important he was as an illustrator." - Bluesun 2600 from Bookmarklet
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HOLY @#$% THE DARK TOWER IS GONNA BE AN HBO SERIES - Topless Robot - http://www.toplessrobot.com/2011...
HOLY @#$% THE DARK TOWER IS GONNA BE AN HBO SERIES - Topless Robot
"Producer Brian Grazer, who is working on the somewhat pared-down Dark Tower franchise with director Ron Howard, just told MTV that The Dark Tower is going to be an HBO TV series. And that he's still planning on doing a movie. Before we freak out, remember that this isn't an official announcement; there's no press release or anything. Maybe he's just doing Hollywood-speak and hopes that it'll be an HBO series, or even an HBO-type series. Maybe HBO and Grazer are just talking, and Grazer is optimistic they can work out a deal. Hell, even if Grazer and HBO are close to finishing negotiations, which means there's still time to fall apart. On the other hand, Game of Thrones has done very well for HBO, and them looking for another fantasy series -- especially on based on a very popular book series -- seems incredibly plausible. Fuck it, I'm going to freak out anyways." - Bluesun 2600 from Bookmarklet
holy smokes! - Yolanda
Andrew Lang
ORU Science and Science Fiction Conference. April 12-13, 2012 http://sciencefiction.oru.edu Plenary Speakers: Paul Davies and Joan Slonczewski
Bluesun 2600
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In italiano esce tra una decina di giorni - g.g.
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This is a tale about what humans value, and about human values: Is morality more important than legality? - http://www.40kbooks.com/...
Keepsakes opens as starfaring a police procedural. All the usual suspects are there - the grizzled older cop who's seen it all, the keen new starter who's convinced he has the answers and is going to shake things up, and the fast food joint across from the cop shop, where the real gossip and (of course) real work happen. Keepsakes is certainly no whodunit though. The perpetrators are revealed in the first sentence, and named in the third paragraph. Instead, the story morphs into a more ambitious and thoughtful piece about how our motivation can't be unpicked from our nature, and the surprising strength of our attachment to the things we treasure most. - 40kbooks from Bookmarklet
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"A single story by Daniel Pearlman signals the world that here's a rare and wonderful talent." - 40kbooks from Bookmarklet
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"Paul Di Filippo is a science fiction novelist and short story writer of wide genrebending influence, as well as a journalist, a sometimes comics writer, a mail art fiend, and a bunch of other things that are probably very hard to describe. Also, the first person to use the word “Steampunk” in a book title. So he can be blamed for quite a lot." - 40kbooks from Bookmarklet
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The reader as more than just “that person who buys my books - 40kbooks from Bookmarklet
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What a great story! It reminds me of the old pulp stories full of alien invasions and larger than life characters. - http://www.amazon.com/Return-...
"I especially enjoyed the idea of building a bridge to the Moon, which captured the favor of the space race of the 1960's." - 40kbooks from Bookmarklet
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11 sci-fi and fantasy novels you shouldn’t miss - http://www.40kbooks.com/...
11 sci-fi and fantasy novels you shouldn’t miss
We are anxious to read Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi («Scalzi reinvents the first-contact story between humanity and those cuter-than-Ewoks aliens known as Fuzzies») and Rule 34 by Charles Stross (the story of Detective Liz Kavanaugh, «who has to draw the line between innocent online fantasies and illegal -and deadly- scams»). - 40kbooks from Bookmarklet
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A woman accepts a man, expecting that he will change. A man takes a woman, expecting that she will never change. They are both disappointed. Yet within this very disappointment is the primal source of all new men and all new women. - http://www.40kbooks.com/...
A woman accepts a man, expecting that he will change.  A man takes a woman, expecting that she will never change.  They are both disappointed.  Yet within this very disappointment is the primal source of all new men and all new women.
L'edizione italiana ha un traduttore d'eccezione.. http://www.40kbooks.com/... - 40kbooks
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Paul Di Filippo: The Complete Interview (Part 2) - http://www.40kbooks.com/...
Paul Di Filippo: The Complete Interview (Part 2)
"In other words, mystery or action?" - 40kbooks from Bookmarklet
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Pynchon definitely set the gold standard prior to the internet for maximalist, insanely erudite fiction. - 40kbooks from Bookmarklet
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Find your key OR Follow the other readers advice, by language: - 40kbooks from Bookmarklet
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SF Signal: REVIEW: Benchwarmer by Mike Resnick and Lezli Robyn - http://www.sfsignal.com/archive...
SF Signal: REVIEW: Benchwarmer by Mike Resnick and Lezli Robyn
"As you may guess, this makes for some poignant scenes. But the authors also do a superb job at making you care about the characters and their relationship because they show that it means something to each of them. The themes that pervade the story carry weight. It's not just loneliness, but also a feeling of being loved and being needed. It helps that the story's straightforward prose whisks the story along. All of this conspires to give Benchwarmer an emotional strength that, while reminiscent of the Toy Story films, stands quite well on its own merits." - 40kbooks from Bookmarklet
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[Writing] Approaching the Fantastic Like a Realist - http://www.omnivoracious.com/2010...
[Writing] Approaching the Fantastic Like a Realist
Of course I adore a great many fantasy novels where magic occurs. I love the idea of magic and the magical and there’s something so lovely about not being bound by the limitations of the physical world. Magic is about the transformative. - 40kbooks from Bookmarklet
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SF Tidbits for 11/18/10 (with 2 links about Paul Di Filippo: review + interview) - http://www.sfsignal.com/archive...
SF Tidbits for 11/18/10 (with 2 links about Paul Di Filippo: review + interview)
Rhys Hughes interviews Paul Di Filippo. | Paul di Filippo reviews Once Before Time. - 40kbooks from Bookmarklet
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Paul Di Filippo: The Complete Interview (Part 1) « 40kBooks - http://www.40kbooks.com/...
Paul Di Filippo: The Complete Interview (Part 1) « 40kBooks
Paul Di Filippo is a famous American science fiction writer. He was a two-time finalist for the Nebula Award and a finalist for the Philip K. Dick. - 40kbooks from Bookmarklet
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