Obsidian Worlds: 11 Mind-Bending Sci-Fi Shorts

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Wondergirl shoot; outfit by Jessie Hill; Chloe Boots; Sean Young in Blade Runner. Shorter views: queer thoughts and the politics of the paraliterary. Count Zero (1986) and Mona Lisa Overdrive (1988) followed after Gibson's popular debut novel. Or would you regard this as much too hard a position? We are looking for stories that are original, fresh, turns tropes on their heads. Its story follows Sarah Connor (a badass Linda Hamilton) and the android T-800 (Arnold Schwarzenegger) trying to protect her son John Connor (Edward Furlong).

Clay: A Technothriller (Halfskin Book 2)

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Liu Cixin has single-handedly made China a science-fiction producer to reckon with. Both Jefferson and Reskin are shown to have some good qualities, and, more importantly, neither of them is likely to kill or physically harm anybody, much less endanger mankind, as was de rigeur for the old-time mad scientists. Ellison, Harlan. “‘Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman.” In Evans et al., The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction, 367–78. Here in the nest it’s kinda okay for us to write funny.

The Clone Who Didn't Know: The Genehunter, Case 3

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Highlights for Children accepts science fiction and fantasy for a large span, ages 4 to 12." Following lunch and informal discussion, a short film screening and panel titled “Latinos in Hollywood and Beyond” will take place, featuring Jesús Treviño, writer and director of “Star Trek: Voyager,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “SeaQuest DSV,” and “Babylon 5”; Michael Sedano, La Bloga Latino literature blogger; and UCR Ph.

Behind the Eyes

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When I was at high school in the first half of the 1980s I read pretty much all the science fiction and fantasy in my local library - probably two or three thousand books. Born in 1939 in Ottawa, Atwood grew up in northern Ontario, Quebec, and Toronto. He is warned that fatal injuries within the Matrix will also kill one's physical body, and that the Agents he encountered are powerful sentient programs that patrol the Matrix and eliminate threats to the system. The deep green of the jungle suddenly disappears before an ugly blight of torn-open earth, towering cranes, flimsy bridges and access roads, all of which are collapsing into a deep cavern.

Debris of Shadows Book I: The Lies of the Sage

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Number of bids and bid amounts may be slightly out of date. The Borderlands franchise is set in a world where all the planets are now Privately Owned Society and contains plenty of futuristic weapons, lasers, artificial limbs and combat robots, but the game is more of a Space Western than anything else. In The Best Science Fiction Stories: 1952 anthology, the stories are filled with gloomy predictions of the future, often predictions of nuclear holocaust (5 of 18 stories, 27.7%).

Delve

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It's a small subgenre, and its protagonists are often biologists who crack the secret of creating life. Some writers added nanotechnology and the manipulation of biologically coded information to electronic data systems. There's no excuse for not knowing your chosen past. SCI FI Channel is now Syfy, but you can still get access to all your favorite SCI FI Channel content right here. HP: Vladimir Gakov talks about a new generation of Russian SF writers —Yevgeny Lubin, Vitali Babenko, Leonid Passanenko, for instance—and says their target is a conformist and consumer mentality.

The Cestus Contract (Weir Codex)

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So without further ado: the top 25 best Cyberpunk (and derivative otherpunk) novels - arranged from best to less so. Science fiction has always had an affinity with American mythologies of the frontier. // The economy and climate are collapsing. An unusual sub-sub-genre of cyberpunk is steampunk, which is set in an anachronistic Victorian environment. January's "Essential Science Fiction Library" isn't a survey of what SF fans have on their shelves, or a scholarly list of important works, but a compilation of fiction intended to capture curious readers' imaginations and inspire further investigation.

Take the All-Mart!

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Nevertheless, at that time we didn’t have any “generational awareness” whatsoever. The show is deeply existential, as are many of the cyberpunk anti-heroes in typical cyberpunk media. The city’s crowds make up a multilingual mass exhibiting a dazzling plurality of ethnic or subcultural dress codes. But, what the sci-fi market lacks in big bucks, it makes up in sheer rebellion. Wells' The Time Machine (1895) and The War of the Worlds (1898), can be seen as "proto-sf" works because they engage heavily with technology and scientific experimentation.

Black Goddess

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My favourite type of fiction is cyberpunk. Shirley was the only one of us who was seriously punk. A writer of erudite comic and satiric short fiction, Kessel's stories have twice received the Nebula Award (for his novella "Another Orphan," a fantasy about a commodities broker who awakes one morning to find himself trapped in the novel Moby Dick, and more recently for "Pride and Prometheus," in which Mary Bennet from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice meets Mary Shelley's Victor Frankenstein), in addition to the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, the Locus Poll, and the James Tiptree Jr.

Waiting For Cochrane

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Like Bladerunner, the story depicts a world of warring corporations, of multi-cultural chaos and constant advertising messages. It has almost all of the tropes in embryonic form. – SteveED Dec 2 '12 at 16:11 @SteveED if you really think that, you should add an answer (that adduces some evidence!) so that people can consider it. – AakashM Dec 3 '12 at 14:16 @AakashM - he asked for the inventor, not the grandfather. i agree that Gibson is the inventor/father. – SteveED Dec 4 '12 at 3:10 Brunner's "Stand on Zanzibar" is frequently (at least twice, anyway) cited as an early example. "Shockwave Rider" came a few years later, but still preceded Gibson by several years.