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New edition of Cory’s Doctorow’s Little Brother/Homeland with intro by Edward Snowden

I loved Cory Doctorow's 2008 novel, Little Brother, and its 2013, sequel Homeland. Today, McMillan released both novels in one book, with a new introduction by Edward Snowden. Here's what Cory had to say about it on his blog Pluralistic:

I wrote Little Brother after the AT&T; whistleblower Mark Klein walked into EFF's Shotwell ...

Philip K. ****: “If You Find This World Bad, You Should See Some of the Others”

In September 1977 at the 4eme Festival de la Science Fiction in Metz, France, surrealist author Philip K. **** delivered an astounding address with the title, "If You Find This World Bad, You Should See Some of the Others." He wasn't joking. The speech spanned the themes that define ****'s work and also his life: ...

Max Barry on how science fiction prepares us for the apocalypse

I greatly enjoyed Max Barry's 2013 novel Lexicon (Cory loved it, too -- here's his review). Barry has a new novel that came out today from Putnam, called Providence, which I started reading. It's a space thriller about a four person crew on an AI controlled spaceship programmed to seek and destroy ...

400 pages of Judge Dredd available for free

Rebellion has released the critically- and fan-acclaimed Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files Vol.5 free to download and view on the 2000 AD app.

This 400-page collection includes classic Judge Dredd stories such as The Mega-Rackets, Judge Death Lives!, Diary of a Mad Citizen, The Hotdog Run, and the all-time great mega-epic Block Mania and ...

88 Names: Matt Ruff’s MMORPG heist novel is “Snow Crash meets the King and I”

Matt Ruff is one of science fiction and fantasy's most consistently brilliant and innovative authors, whose recent work includes The Mirage (an incredible alternate history in which the Global War on Terror is kicked off when Christian crusaders from the blighted, tribal USA fly a plane into the United States of Arabia's Twin Towers ...

Nerding out over sci-fi spaceship designs at the Spacedock

When I was a teen devourer of sci-fi, I was obsessed with the spaceship designs on paperback book covers. I would buy any novel or short story collection, however sketchy the contents seemed, if I dug the ship on the cover. Conversely, I would pass over well-regarded books if I thought the spaceship art was ...

Kevin Kelly discusses “Fall, or Dodge in ****” with author Neal Stephenson

I really enjoyed this interview that Kevin Kelly conducted with sci-fi author, Neal Stephenson, as part of The Long Now Foundation's salon series at The Interval in San Francisco.

During the one hour exchange, these two inspiring thinkers discuss Neal's latest book, Fall, or Dodge in ****, some of the inspirations behind it, and how some ...

The broom challenge may be sweeping the nation, but it’s not actually as cool as you think

02.11.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

The internet loves a viral challenge, doesn't it? The #BroomStickChallenge appears to be the first major one to strike in 2020. A video on Twitter went viral on Monday showing a person making a broom stand up on its own, claiming NASA said it was the... ...