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  1. Neal Stephenson at The Interval at Long Now | San Francisco

    "SEVENEVES at The Interval reading and signing": A special daytime talk by celebrated speculative fiction author
 Neal Stephenson on the occassion of his just released novel "SEVENEVES". After a reading, Long Now co-founder Stewart Brand joins Neal to discuss the research and writing of the new book, plus a little bit about what is coming next.

    https://theinterval.org/salon-talks/02015/may/21/seveneves-interval-reading-and-signing

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  2. The Future of the Future

    How does the accelerating pace of technology change the way we think about the future?

    It’s said that science fiction writers now spend more time telling stories about today than about tomorrow, because the potential of existing technology to change our world is so rich that there is no need to imagine the future - it’s already here. Does this mean the future is dead? Or that we are experiencing a profound shift in our understanding of what the future means to us, how it arrives, and what forces will shape it?

    Presenters Timandra Harkness and Leo Johnson explore how our evolving understanding of time and the potential of technological change are transforming the way we think about the future.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08nqc4j

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  3. Cory Doctorow with Edward Snowden: Dystopia, Apocalypse, and other Sunny Futures

    In Walkaway, Cory Doctorow imagines a world in which people are no longer needed by the super-rich and the clever machines that can print all of life’s basic necessities — food, clothing, shelter. The 99% might be obsolete, but they’re not going to take it lying down. They walk away, living on the exhaust stream and stolen code of the default world, surviving threats, and, ultimately, war. Doctorow, co-owner of Boing Boing, Activist in Residence at the MIT Media Lab and special consultant for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, will be joined virtually by Edward Snowden to discuss dystopian futures and the struggle between the haves and the have-nots in this special LIVE event.

    source: https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2017/05/03/cory-doctorow

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  4. Alien 3 - When Studios Interfere

    Enjoy this in-depth discussion on the extensive pre-production of Alien 3, failed drafts, recycled ideas and the eventual theatrical cut. We also discuss the differences between the theatrical cut and the assembly cut, and which is better.

    Chris Stuckmann and Matthew Brando review Alien 3, starring Sigourney Weaver, Charles S. Dutton, Charles Dance, Lance Henriksen. Directed by David Fincher.

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  5. Here’s What Sci-Fi Can Teach Us About Fascism | WIRED

    Want to understand the appeal of fascist regimes? Watch/read science fiction.

    AUTHOR BRUCE STERLING is best known for his futuristic science fiction, but he’s equally comfortable writing about the past. His new novella Pirate Utopia is an alternate history set just after World War I, and takes place in the real-life city of Fiume (now Rijeka), which experienced a brief period as an independent state run by artists and revolutionaries.

    https://www.wired.com/2017/01/geeks-guide-bruce-sterling/

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  6. We review Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    The prequel to the original and sequel to the prequels is here! ROGUE ONE made mad bank in theaters this weekend. But does it live up to the Star Wars seal of quality? We discuss the pros and cons of the first one-off in the franchise.

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  7. Immersion by Aliette de Bodard (audio)

    Our first piece of audio fiction for June is "Immersion" written by Aliette de Bodard and read by Kate Baker.

    http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/audio_06_12/

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  8. Sci-fi writer Ted Chiang on his story’s ‘unconventional’ adaptation into the film Arrival - Home | q | CBC Radio

    The hit sci-fi film Arrival is based on Ted Chiang’s short story, Story of Your Life.

    http://www.cbc.ca/radio/q/schedule-for-tuesday-december-20-2016-1.3902909/sci-fi-writer-ted-chiang-on-his-story-s-unconventional-adaptation-into-the-film-arrival-1.3902939

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  9. Why sci-fi and fantasy matter | Minnesota Public Radio News

    Sci-fi and fantasy stories "can short-circuit our assumptions about the world around us," says author Ann Leckie.

    http://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/12/truths-revealed-in-sci-fi-and-fantasy

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  10. The Incomparable | I Refuse To Call It a Prequel (Episode 331)

    Put on your Kyber crystal necklace, don a stylish white cape, and keep the Force with you! It’s time to break down “Rogue One,” the first big-budget live-action non-saga “Star Wars” film. We discuss how the film juggles its many characters and settings, the issues with reviving past film elements through CGI, the splendor of Darth Vader’s bachelor pad (and the weirdness of his bathroom), the unexpectedly spectacular space battle, the vacation plans of the Empire’s records division, the film’s strange disconnection with its teaser trailer, and a whole lot more.

    https://www.theincomparable.com/theincomparable/331/

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