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Posted on 9 January 2018 | 3:41 pm
Eleven top books I've read this year - Burke
Morganton News HeraldEleven top books I've read this year - Burke County NotebookMorganton News Herald2 – "New York 2140" by Kim Stanley Robinson, 2017. What if in less than 125 years, New York City is half underwater? In this speculative fiction tale, new technologies and "diamond wrap" keep dry the lower floors of buildings below the tide line. New ...
Posted on 8 January 2018 | 10:50 am
Issue 684 Table of Contents, January 2018 -
Locus OnlineIssue 684 Table of Contents, January 2018Locus OnlineNotes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Kim Stanley Robinson, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Justin Cronin, Carrie Vaughn, and many others. SPECIAL FEATURES Commentary: Cory Doctorow: Persuasion, Adaptation, and the Arms Race for ...and more »
Posted on 1 January 2018 | 12:08 am
Gary K. Wolfe Reviews The Man in the Tree by
Locus OnlineGary K. Wolfe Reviews The Man in the Tree by Sage WalkerLocus OnlineAs if to underline this, Walker's acknowledgments, after describing SF as a discussion, cite authors from Poul Anderson and Fritz Leiber to Kim Stanley Robinson and Neal Stephenson as having taught her about generation ships. She's learned well ...
Posted on 29 December 2017 | 7:42 am
The meaning of life, according to a
The OutlineThe meaning of life, according to a spaceshipThe OutlineAbout three-fourths of the way through Kim Stanley Robinson's Aurora, a spaceship nears the end of a 300-year failed colonization mission. Its systems are breaking down, and strange bacteria are infesting its circuitry. Its passengers have been put ...
Posted on 26 December 2017 | 9:10 am
China's First Hugo Award Is a Win for
Kim Stanley Robinson
Kim Stanley Robinson, one of the most successful contemporary SF writers going, has given the book high praise. So, in effect, the Puppies’ anti-diversity campaigning has ended with one of the most diverse outcomes possible—thrusting the limelight on ...
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 8:10 am
Even the books most often cited as examples of cli-fi – Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy, Paolo Bacigalupi’s Windup Girl, Atwood’s Oryx and Crake – address issues beyond climate change. They envision futures dictated by human recklessness ...
Posted on 22 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
Six small steps that could add up to giant
If we ever want to send anything to another star system, as described in Kim Stanley Robinson’s newly published book “Aurora,” we’ll have to come up with new technologies. Some of those technologies were laid out at Sasquan, the world science ...
Posted on 22 August 2015 | 1:46 am
Going Up! Canadian Company Granted U.S.
Space elevators come up perennially in science fiction; most recently in my memory, the novel 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson envisioned an Earth with over 30 such towers linking the surface to low-Earth-orbit; and in the Android universe, which includes ...
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 10:23 am
Far-out sci-fi: Stephenson’s Seveneves and
These are questions that haunt both Seveneves and Aurora, the new novels by celebrated American science-fiction authors Neal Stephenson and Kim Stanley Robinson. Both books revisit the idea of life in space. In Seveneves life in space is not a choice but ...
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 12:46 am