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What Star Trek got Right and Wrong about Books

When you have to many booksLiving in a Silicon Valley cottage it became clear that something was going to have to go.  Unfortunately for me that meant that my wife’s and my rather large collection of books was on the chopping block.  So one weekend we took...

X-Files: The Deep State

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the X-Files(!) 21st Century Fox's game division FoxNext Games is about to release "The X-Files: Deep State".  A role playing mystery/SF game that will transport you into the world of the FBI's paranormal investigators. ...

Koenig On Modern Star Trek

The original series’ Walter Koenig recently shared his opinion on modern Star Trek, including the three recent movies and Star Trek: Discovery.... Check it out: Koenig On Modern Star Trek

Good news everybody!

Good news everybody, Matt Groening is giving us the first new Futurama content in years! Bad news, it will be a mobile game. Let's just hope it is better then the Simpson's games! Still, I'm sure it will be worth checking out when it is released (hopefully) later this...

Get me to Alpha Centauri!

I want my anti-matter!  It’s hard to make, hard to store, expensive and volatile.  But damn it, I want some!  “If you had some,” you might ask, “what would you do with it?”  Really? Do you have to ask?  I would use it for fuel to get me to Alpha Centauri. Or perhaps...

The Raven-

It is often a fine line between SF and horror, finer still as we approach Halloween!  In the spirit of the holiday here is a tidbit for your pleasure!   https://youtu.be/BefliMlEzZ8  

The Future of A.I. will be live streamed

As part of Pres. Obama's Global Entrepreneurship summit Stanford University will be hosting a conference on the future of Artificial Intelligence. This is an example of the acceleration of a trend we have seen in recent years in which the focus of A.I. has been...

Best Political Song Ever?

Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who's Pete Townshend We'll be fighting in the streets With our children at our feet And the morals that they worship will be gone And the men who spurred us on Sit in judgement of all wrong They decide and the shotgun sings the song I'll...

Danger enough to give them glory

by David A. Mindell    First published on historynewsnetwork.org David A. Mindell is Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Dibner Professor of the History of Engineering and Manufacturing at MIT. This article is excerpted from Our Robots, Ourselves, published...

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