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  1. Dude, you broke the Future!


    We’re living in yesterday’s future, and it’s nothing like the speculations of our authors and film/TV producers. As a working science fiction novelist, I take a professional interest in how we get predictions about the future wrong, and why, so that I can avoid repeating the same mistakes. Science fiction is written by people embedded within a society with expectations and political assumptions that bias us towards looking at the shiny surface of new technologies rather than asking how human beings will use them, and to taking narratives of progress at face value rather than asking what hidden agenda they serve.

    In this talk, author Charles Stross will give a rambling, discursive, and angry tour of what went wrong with the 21st century, why we didn’t see it coming, where we can expect it to go next, and a few suggestions for what to do about it if we don’t like it.

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  2. Ep 38: The Future of Science Fiction, Part 3: Charles Stross

    In this thought-provoking episode we tackle the future of AI, the singularity, racism in science fiction, space opera, and so much more. An interview with Charles Stross. Music: Kevin MacLeod. Blind Panels is the inclusive geek podcast. It’s created by Comics Empower, the comic book store for the blind and the visually impaired. Check it out:

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  3. Authors@Google: Cory Doctorow & Charles Stross | “The Rapture of Nerds”

    Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross have just signed with Tor Books to co-author a fix-up novel based on a series of short stories called Rapture of the Nerds. The authors and their editor told us what to expect:

    Cory and Charlie intend to write a third novella in the sequence begun with "Jury Service" and "Appeals Court," and THE RAPTURE OF THE NERDS will consist of all three novellas, possibly with some small additional connective tissue if necessary.

    Many distinguished SF "novels" have actually been stitched together from short-fiction serieses like this; the venerable industry term for such a book is "fix-up", which doesn’t imply anything deprecatory.

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  4. This Sci-Fi Author Thinks Amazon Will Cause an Apocalypse

    In the latest episode of Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy sci-fi author Charles Stross discusses his latest novel, The Rhesus Chart, and having his books removed by Amazon.

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  5. Game On: Charles Stross - The Laundry File

    The author, Charles Stross joins Adam to talk about the latest book in the Laundry Files, ‘The Rhesus Chart’ and Sam Clay from VG 247 is on hand for a brief round-up of the news.

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  6. Cory Doctorow: Flowers From Al

    Here’s part one of my 2003 short story “Flowers From Al,” written with Charlie Stross for New Voices in Science Fiction, a Mike Resnick anthology. It’s a pervy, weird story of transhuman romance.

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  7. Charles Stross at DortCon 2013

    Science fiction author Charles Stross is most known for his near-future lovecraft-inspired "Laundry-Files" series, the near-future and more IT centric "Halting State" series as well as his far-future "Saturns Children" android book series - not to forget his science-fiction / fantasy "Merchant Princess" books and other numerous publications.

    When he attended DortCon (in Dortmund, Germany, hence its name) this year, he of course was the natural prey for us - so I asked for an interview. How does he manage those multiple universes, how does he cope with the special problems of looking into the near future…

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  8. Cory Doctorow and Charlie Stross

    Charlie Stross and Cory Doctorow talk with Mitch Wagner from Internet Evolution about their forthcoming book, Rapture of the Nerds.

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  9. Charlie Stross on Singularity 1 on 1: The World is Complicated. Elegant Narratives Explaining Everything Are Wrong!

    Want to find out why Charlie Stross thinks that the singularity, if it happens at all, may not leave any room for humans? Check out his interview for

    Today my guest on Singularity 1 on 1 is award winning science fiction author Charles Stross. It was his seminal singularity book Accelerando that not only won the 2006 Locus Award (in addition to being a finalist for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award and on the final ballot for the Hugo Award) but was also at least in part responsible for my launching of and

    During my conversation with Charlie we discuss issues such as: his early interest in and love for science fiction; his work as a “code monkey” for a start up company during the first dot com boom of the late nineties and the resulting short sci fi story Lobsters (which eventually turned into Accelerando); his upcoming book Rule 34; his take on the human condition, brain uploading, the technological singularity and our chances of surviving it.

    Charles Stross, 46, is a full-time science fiction writer and resident of Edinburgh, Scotland. The winner of two Locus Reader Awards and winner of the 2005 and 2010 Hugo awards for best novella, Stross’ works have been translated into over twelve languages.

    Like many writers, Stross has had a variety of careers, occupations, and job-shaped-catastrophes in the past, from pharmacist (he quit after the second police stake-out) to first code monkey on the team of a successful dot-com startup (with brilliant timing he tried to change employer just as the bubble burst).

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  10. Appeals Court Part 4

    Here’s the fourth and final installment of my reading of Charlie Stross’s and my gonzo Singularity novella Appeals Court. It’s the sequel to Jury Service, the first thing Charlie and I ever wrote together. We’re about to start work on Parole Board, the thrilling conclusion, which Tor will be publishing as a novel under the title Rapture of the Nerds, a title we nicked from the brilliant Ken MacLeod.

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