1000 novels everyone must read: Science Fiction & Fantasy (part one) | Books | The Guardian
William Golding: Lord of the Flies (1954)BBC - Archive Project - The Genesis of Doctor Who
documents interns, fotos...en què s'explica el procés de creació de la sèrie Dr. Who (ara molt popular)
"Explore the origins of a TV legend with this collection of documents and images. It's now the number one family favourite, but 'Doctor Who' had a difficult birth, emerging from the imagination of some of BBC Drama's top minds. Here, we tell the story of the creation of 'Doctor Who' from the very beginning, starting with a report on the possibility of making science fiction for television and leading up to the moment a new drama series is announced in the pages of 'Radio Times'."25 Best Tech Interface Photoshop Brushes Ever Created | Web Design Ledger
Design LedgerSuvudu Free Book Library - Suvudu - Science Fiction and Fantasy Books, Movies, and Games
Welcome to the Suvudu Free Book Library. We know it can be hard to navigate the countless fantasy and science fiction series out there and figure out which ones are right for you. Well, we're here to make those tough decisions a bit easier on you. With the Suvudu Free Book Library, you can read the first book in some of our most acclaimed series absolutely free! We're kicking off the library with five full-length novels for you to sample, but we'll be adding new titles on a regular basis, so be sure to sign up for our newsletter so you're the first to find out what our newest free offerings are! Enough of the intro -- start downloading, and start reading! To receive monthly updates about new books that we are adding to the Suvudu Free Book Library, and other news about our books, sign up for the Del Rey Internet Newsletter.
another ebook sc fi site
Suvudu Free Book Library - Suvudu - Science Fiction and Fantasy Books, Movies, and Games http://www.suvudu.com/freelibrary/ Suvudu ebooks ebook scifi library sfGizmodo - Time Travel Cheat Sheet - Time travel cheat sheet
So you've gone back in time with just a gun, a few clips and your pants. What now? This is what. [Topatoco via Buzzfeed - Thanks Audrius!]
Just in case. :)
what happens when and what you need(ed) to know/discover when40+ Beautiful Robot Characters Illustration | Naldz Graphics
http://is.gd/nuTA 40+ Beautiful Robot Character Illustrations [from http://twitter.com/digital_idiot/statuses/1405912825]
robotsThe 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 artinteractions magazine
I’m a science fiction writer, and as I became more familiar with design, it struck me that the futuristic objects and services within science fiction are quite badly designed.
Many science fiction writers, believe it or not, were capable of understanding Wittgenstein. User experience design, however, was far beyond them. It was also beyond Wittgenstein, because there are things we might imagine and speak about that we do pass over in silence because we are writing in books.Charlie's Diary: LOGIN 2009 keynote: gaming in the world of 2030
Charlie Stross waxes on the future of gaming from the perspectives of technological progress, social change, and you. "I don't want to predict what we end up with in 2020 in terms of raw processing power; I'm chicken, and besides, I'm not a semiconductor designer. But while I'd be surprised if we didn't get an order of magnitude more performance out of our CPUs between now and then — maybe two — and an order of magnitude lower power consumption — I don't expect to see the performance improvements of the 1990s or early 2000s ever again. The steep part of the sigmoid growth curve is already behind us. Now that I've depressed you, let's look away from the hardware for a minute... Let's consider the consequences of ubiquitous terabit per second wireless data. The quiet game-changing process underneath the radar is going to be the collision between the development of new user interfaces and the build-out of wireless technologies."
Charles Stross predicts the future of technology and gamingRules 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.io9 - Michael Bay Finally Made An Art Movie - Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
This review is better than the movie.
"a brilliant art movie about the illusory nature of plot."
So you have a movie that tries to reassure men that they can actually be masters of their reality — but then turns around and says that actually, reality is not real. There's no such thing as the "real world," and the only thing that's left for men to dominate is a nebulous domain of blurred shapes, which occasionally blurt nonsensical swear-words and slang from ethnic groups that have never existed. If you're drowning in an Olympic swimming pool full of hot chewing gum fondue, do you still care if Megan Fox likes you?
Shit, I may have to go and see this movie, if only to determine if this review is the touch of genius I suspect it is.Where I Write - Main Page
http://www.whereiwrite.org/ write 2 writing 6 whereiwrite.org
Have you ever wondered where writers actually get to do their writing? Where I Write gives a fascinating glimpse into the creative spaces of professional writers with photos of their work areas.
Where Scifi authors write
Fantatsy and Science Fiction authors - creative spaces and photos of thier work areas
Where I Write: Fantasy & Science Fiction Authors In their creatvie spaces
An interesting project where they document where authors do their writing.Strange Horizons Fiction: Let Us Now Praise Awesome Dinosaurs, by Leonard Richardson
at Strange Horizons Fiction
"I want to buy a gun," said the Thymomenoraptor. He moved his foreclaw along the glass case of pistols, counting them off: one, two, three, four. "That one." He tapped the case; the glass squeaked.
A short story about awesome dinosaurs, by Leonard Richardson
The best (i.e. only) dinosaur science fiction I've read lately.
Great story of dinosaurs in the modern age.The 100 Greatest Sci-Fi Movies Feature - Total Sci-Fi
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless MindAMC - Blogs - SciFi Scanner - John Scalzi's Guide to the Most Epic FAILs in Star Wars Design
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 thisRare Star Wars Photos | Unique Scoop
Daily Entertainment in a Unique Way
Fotos del rodaje de Star WarsWhats in the box testfilm
Cool half-life-inspired short sci fi filmBleeding Cool
This site will not so much pull back the curtains of the comic book industry, as give you a series of upskirt shots. But as well as news, rumours and gossip, there will be reviews, previews, features, interviews, videos and columns.Dark Roasted Blend: Spectacular Steampunk Art Update, Part 2
The Electro-Plasmic Hydrocephalic Genre-Fiction Generator 2000
Genre-Fiction GeneratorInvading The Vintage - a set on Flickr
Aliens invading vintage postcards :-)
Simpatici alieni invadono le cartoline del nonno.Io9 2008 Year In Review: Best Science Fiction Books of 2008
Best of 2008 Science Fiction BooksHomepage | Eclipse Phase
A Harvard Psychiatrist Explains Zombie Neurobiology20 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>The Physics of Space Battles - Space battle - Gizmodo
"Another is that combat in orbit would be very different from combat in "deep space," which is what you probably think of as how space combat should be – where a spacecraft thrusts one way, and then keeps going that way forever. No, around a planet, the tactical advantage in a battle would be determined by orbit dynamics: which ship is in a lower (and faster) orbit than which; who has a circular orbit and who has gone for an ellipse; relative rendezvous trajectories that look like winding spirals rather than straight lines."
First, let me point out something that Ender's Game got right and something it got wrong. What it got right is the essentially three-dimensional nature of space combat, and how that would be fundamentally different from land, sea, and air combat. In principle, yes, your enemy could come at you from any direction at all. In practice, though, the Buggers are going to do no such thing. At least, not until someone invents an FTL drive, and we can actually pop our battle fleets into existence anywhere near our enemies. The marauding space fleets are going to be governed by orbit dynamics – not just of their own ships in orbit around planets and suns, but those planets' orbits. For the same reason that we have Space Shuttle launch delays, we'll be able to tell exactly what trajectories our enemies could take between planets: the launch window.
The Physics of Space Battles
I hope someone's working on the simulation.When Will White People Stop Making Movies Like "Avatar"? - Avatar - io9
Whether Avatar is racist is a matter for debate. Regardless of where you come down on that question, it's undeniable that the film - like alien apartheid flick District 9, released earlier this year - is emphatically a fantasy about race. Specifically, it's a fantasy about race told from the point of view of white people. Avatar and scifi films like it give us the opportunity to answer the question: What do white people fantasize about when they fantasize about racial identity?
about Avatar, District 9, & Dune
A story that revisits the same old tropes of colonization. Whites still get to be leaders of the natives - just in a kinder, gentler way
Critics have called alien epic Avatar a version of Dances With Wolves because it's about a white guy going native and becoming a great leader. But Avatar is just the latest scifi rehash of an old white guilt fantasy. Spoilers...
Sure, Avatar goes a little bit beyond the basic colonizing story. We are told in no uncertain terms that it's wrong to colonize the lands of native people. Our hero chooses to join the Na'vi rather than abide the racist culture of his own people. But it is nevertheless a story that revisits the same old tropes of colonization. Whites still get to be leaders of the natives - just in a kinder, gentler way than they would have in an old Flash Gordon flick or in Edgar Rice Burroughs' Mars novels.
"When whites fantasize about becoming other races, it's only fun if they can blithely ignore the fundamental experience of being an oppressed racial group."
Like Dances with Wolves, Last Samurai, and even Dune, tis a story about white guilt.
"Critics have called alien epic Avatar a version of Dances With Wolves because it's about a white guy going native and becoming a great leader. But Avatar is just the latest scifi rehash of an old white guilt fantasy. Spoilers... Whether Avatar is racist is a matter for debate. Regardless of where you come down on that question, it's undeniable that the film - like alien apartheid flick District 9, released earlier this year - is emphatically a fantasy about race. Specifically, it's a fantasy about race told from the point of view of white people. Avatar and scifi films like it give us the opportunity to answer the question: What do white people fantasize about when they fantasize about racial identity?"Zyotism:Aesthetics
I've been using these for a couple years. Best icons out there.Grok This: Forget The Business Books, Go Sci-Fi To Stoke Your Imagination
science-fiction books - education !!
READ THESE FOR INSPIRATION ASAP
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 businessbrain harvest
story blog promo'd by the starship sofa
ebook, short story, fictionIn Which We Count Down The 100 Greatest Science Fiction or Fantasy Novels of All Time - Home - This Recording
Film, Television, Books, Music, Art, Poetry, Celebrity, Sex, Science, FashionThoughtcrime Experiments
Star Trek TOS corsets for sale, 200 USD. Wow, who would have thought of that.
oh my goodness! then you'd be ready for your date night with picard...!
This corset is designed after the Star Trek: Next Generation jumpsuits. The fabric was cut in the asymmetrical design and then pieced together. Inside the corse...'Battlestar Galactica's' Ron Moore addresses the shocking developments of 'Sometimes a Great Notion' | The Watcher
Lots of Galactica goodness...
Sometimes a Great Notion is to read what the Trib is saying about BSG - yet another post, love it!
RDM talks about the final cylon
OMG, how cute is the picture here?The 16 Best Dystopian Books Of All Time
A Clockwork OrangeCreative 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.
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 essayTop 25 fictional ads in sci-fi movies - Den of Geek
ads from movies (minority report, ghostbusters, etc)
Awesome sci fi ads for moviesio9 - 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...Singularity 101 with Vernor Vinge | h+ Magazine
Imagine everyone having the same level of intelligence. What would set us apart then?Scifi Gift Guide: Chilling Books to Read and Share in the Darkness of Winter
Sci FiThe Twenty Science Fiction Novels that Will Change Your Life
Ty lidi nikdy neslyseli treba o LEMovi?VODO presents: Pioneer One
Pioneer One is the latest project from Josh Bernhard and Bracey Smith whose previous indie feature The Lionshare, became VODO's biggest success to date with over 450,000 downloads since its release. The success of the project inspired the writer/director duo to develop this quality drama in collaboration with VODO and its distribution partners. With a successful distribution of the pilot they're hunting for the donors and sponsors that will make the continuation of the show possible.
Fan-funded sci-fi torrent downloadSix Writers on Their Favorite Reading -- New York Magazine
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