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1000 novels everyone must read: Science Fiction & Fantasy (part one) | Books | The Guardian

William Golding: Lord of the Flies (1954)
xkcd - A Webcomic - Alternative Energy Revolution
don quixote
The Art of Penguin Science Fiction
The history and cover art of science fiction published by Penguin Books from 1935 to 1977.
obaly scifi knih, pěknej art
Rules for Time Travelers | Cosmic Variance | Discover Magazine
This is pretty awesome. It's a plain-English explanation of what rules should have to apply to any literary use of time travel, given what we know about space-time. "Time travel isn’t magic; it may or may not be allowed by the laws of physics — we don’t know them well enough to be sure — but we do know enough to say that if time travel were possible, certain rules would have to be obeyed." I was, of course, reading these rules and thinking of LOST, which, by my count, seems to play by all the rules expect maybe number three (but, in their defense, if you don't have some visual cue to the audience that time travel just happened, how would they ever know? I understand that it would happen in the real world, but you kind of need the flashing light as a storytelling device). Great read.
0. There are no paradoxes. 1. Traveling into the future is easy. 2. Traveling into the past is hard — but maybe not impossible. 3. Traveling through time is like traveling through space. 4. Things that travel together, age together. 5. Black holes are not time machines. 6. If something happened, it happened. 7. There is no meta-time. 8. You can’t travel back to before the time machine was built. 9. Unless you go to a parallel universe. 10. And even then, your old universe is still there.
Like Rule 0.
I love how smart everyone wants to act in the comments.
Top 10 forgotten and underrated Sci-fi movies - Movies, Reviews and More.
While great sci-fi movies have made their presence and influenced movies of all genres to this day, a lot of science fiction films over the years have gone quite unnoticed, even by today’s standards, with the Internet making it possible to spread word about independent “thinking man’s sci-fi” like Moon, Primer and, to some extent, Sunshine. Here are ten movies that are virtually not present in any “top 10 sci-fi ________ list” (fill in the blank).
In praise of the sci-fi corridor - Den of Geek
Yes, it's geeky, but any industrial designer's gotta love this stuff.
Awesome and extensive post exploring the history of Sci-Fi corridors...
"Corridors make science-fiction believable, because they're so utilitarian by nature - really they're just a conduit to get from one (often overblown) set to another. So if any thought or love is put into one, if the production designer is smart enough to realise that corridors are the foundation on which larger sets are 'sold' to viewers, movie magic is close at hand."
man, i love super obsessive blog spots like this
Io9 2008 Year In Review: Best Science Fiction Books of 2008
Best of 2008 Science Fiction Books
20 Best Science Fiction Books Of The Decade - Books - io9
최근 10년간 SF소설 시장에서 눈부신 활약을 보였던 20권의 책 선정(해리포터 시리즈, 시간여행자의 아내 등등). 2009년 12월 11일자 <자료제공:io9>
Grok This: Forget The Business Books, Go Sci-Fi To Stoke Your Imagination
science-fiction books - education !!
If you really want to stoke your imagination, spend all those hours reading science fiction instead. Every good entrepreneur needs a certain amount of imagination to envision the future. Science fiction books tend to keep the imaginative juices flowing. And the better ones have moral or other life lessons that are a lot more fun to read entwined with the drama of an unfolding story that involves spaceships, time travel or other worlds.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
sci-fi meets business
Creative Review - Low-Fi Sci-Fi
in a sea of noise
The best in visual communication.
"We wanted to create a series style that would adhere to the nature of the content – eg its complexity – but employ a hands-on approach
Classic sci-fi novel covers torn down to the bare minimum: black and white goodness.
Love these.
I think I bookmarked this already but oh well...
"Sanda created each cover using A4 paper, with all the typography printed and placed on the structure by hand," Jones continues. "We then photographed each paper structure and, upon seeing the original black and white images, we didn't feel that any tweaking or further alterations were needed."
Locus Online: 2008 Recommended Reading List
sci-fi novel tips from editors and reviewers of major magazine
This recommended reading list is a consensus by Locus editors and reviewers with input from outside reviewers, other professionals, and other lists. Essays by many of these contributors are published in the February issue. The list is divided into SF novels, fantasy novels, first novels, YA books, collections, anthologies (original, reprints, and best of the year), nonfiction, art books, novellas, novelettes, and short stories....
Near Future Laboratory » Blog Archive » Design Fiction: A Short Essay on Design, Science, Fact and Fiction
Julian Bleecker : Extending this idea that science fiction is implicated in the production of things like science fact, I wanted to think about how this happens, so that I could figure out the principles and pragmatics of doing design, making things that create different sorts of near future worlds.
Extending this idea that science fiction is implicated in the production of things like science fact, I wanted to think about how this happens, so that I could figure out the principles and pragmatics of doing design, making things that create different sorts of near future worlds. So, this is a bit of a think-piece, with examples and some insights that provide a few conclusions about why this is important as well as how it gets done. How do you entangle design, science, fact and fiction in order to create this practice called “design fiction” that, hopefully, provides different, undisciplined ways of envisioning new kinds of environments, artifacts and practices.
"Design Fiction is making things that tell stories. It’s like science-fiction in that the stories bring into focus certain matters-of-concern, such as how life is lived, questioning how technology is used and its implications, speculating bout the course of events; all of the unique abilities of science-fiction to incite imagination-filling conversations about alternative futures ... It’s meant to encourage truly undisciplined approaches to making and circulating culture by ignoring disciplines that have invested so much in erecting boundaries between pragmatics and imagination."
design essay
English Russia » Hermetic Art
Interesting news from Russia in English language.
Alex Andreev
Man lives with female robot | The Sun |News
SHE is the perfect wife, with the body of a Page 3 pin-up and housekeeping skills that put TV's Kim and Aggie to shame. Her name is Aiko, she can even read a map, and will never, ever, nag. Sounds too good to be true, doesn't she fellas? And she is. Aiko is actually a robot, a fantasy brought to life by inventor Le Trung.
mr universe would understand
SHE is the perfect wife, with the body of a Page 3 pin-up and housekeeping skills that put TV’s Kim and Aggie to shame.
I guess the motivation is questionable. However, it shows that robotic companions are not so far out in the future. And the more human those robotic companions can behave and communicate, the more intuitive the human-robot interaction will be, thus eliminating the need for extensive training or manual reading and giving a broader public access to such anthropomorphic computing interfaces.
speaks 13,000 sentences
Top 25 fictional ads in sci-fi movies - Den of Geek
ads from movies (minority report, ghostbusters, etc)
Awesome sci fi ads for movies
io9 - 10 Greatest Libertarian Science Fiction Stories - Libertarian Science Fiction
Looking for an antidote to Star Trek's utopian but overbearing Federation? Like your science fiction with a bigger emphasis on personal liberties? Then check out our list of the greatest libertarian science fiction...
Scifi Gift Guide: Chilling Books to Read and Share in the Darkness of Winter
Sci Fi
The Twenty Science Fiction Novels that Will Change Your Life
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Futuristic mega-projects by Shimizu ::: Pink Tentacle
[Pink Tentacle] Floating cities, mega-structures. space hotels - it's all here.