Future Sci-Fi

More random bizarro thinking on my part. I suddenly started wondering what science fiction of the future will be. Today most science fiction is focused on colonizing other planets, alien encounters, high-tech taking over, dystopias, the fall of civilization, robots, AI, time travel, extending human life. Ok, that's a whole lotta stuff. In say, a … Continue reading Future Sci-Fi

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Misdiagnosis?

“Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.” ― William Gibson If you've never read any of Gibson's books, you're missing out. He's a brilliant writer. “And, for an instant, she stared directly into those soft blue eyes and knew, with … Continue reading Misdiagnosis?

How to get the little woman to try sci-fi

Well, I’ll tell ya. I wrote this post at the urging of  a couple of guys who wanted suggestions of books and movies to try to interest their spouses in science fiction. So I thought, ok, it could be that many women have simply not been exposed to it, or are not aware of the … Continue reading How to get the little woman to try sci-fi

CyberPunk Chat on Twitter Today

Weekly cyberpunk chats in the Twitterverse continue this week, at 1:00PM PST. Our lovely mods are Josh K. Evans, Johann Carlisle and Melissa Dominic. Today's chat focuses on the movies Blade Runner, The Matrix, and Ghost in the Shell. If you enjoy William Gibson's writing, and/or Philip K. Dick, you already know cyberpunk. You can … Continue reading CyberPunk Chat on Twitter Today

This Devil Can’t Even Spell Prada

More stories from the Zone (aka my office). Most of you are familiar with the cast of characters in my department, and my direct manager popularly known as HMFIC. Today just reinforced why I hate this man so much. When I first started working for him, he made a big deal of not having me … Continue reading This Devil Can’t Even Spell Prada

Calling All Cyberpunks on Twitter

Just a short note for those on Twitter who are also fans of, writers of, curious about, or cowboys of cyberpunk, there is a moderated (meaning there are actually topics that the ringleaders try to keep to) cyberpunk chat on Saturdays from 1:00 - 3:00PM PST (2100-2300UTC) or longer, if people are exceptionally chatty. If … Continue reading Calling All Cyberpunks on Twitter