Kate Wilhelm, author of many of science fiction’s seminal books and stories (e.g. Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang), would have been a titan in the field if she had only written; but Wilhelm’s prodigious authorly accomplishments are matched by her influence on the generations of writers trained in the Clarion Workshops, which sheRead More
By Cory Doctorow I met John Perry Barlow in 1999, and I was awestruck: here was the legend whose Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace had profoundly changed my life, making me realize that the nascent internet that I’d dropped out of university to devote my life to could be more than a communications tool: itRead More
A headline meaningful only to Britons of a certain age, and for all others a momentary visit to the strange alternative reality of UK childrens’ light entertainment in the 1970s and 1980s. Keith Chegwin is dead at 60. Chegwin was known for hosting programmes including children’s game show Cheggers Plays Pop and Swap Shop. …Read More
Big VC firms like Google Ventures and Kleiner Perkins invested $118 million to fund a company that made a $400 machine that squeezed juice out of proprietary juice packets. Now they have nothing to show for it besides over-engineered machines destined for the dump. At least customers are getting a refund!
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Brian W Aldiss died at his home in Oxford, England on Saturday morning at the age of 92.
Aldiss was a pioneering giant of the field, who continued to publish throughout his life. His Supertoys stories were adapted by Steven Spielberg as the movie AI, and his Hellconia trilogy is a classic ofRead More