This is one of the most horrifying pieces of fiction I’ve read.
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Scifi writer Wright has a stab at defining the genre, with some success: (more…)
I thought we already had a death ray. But here’s another one.
Technically, it’s a “Laser-Induced Plasma Channel, or LIPC.”
Oh well. I suppose there is a strategic purpose for having more than one kind. Just as a fisherman has more than one rod-and-reel combination for going after different fish; a golfer’s choice of golf club depends on the distance to the hole and the type of terrain; and the hunter selects a rifle and ammunition combination based on the type of animal to be hunted.
I’d like to hear back from you married guys if the “a golfer needs more than one club” analogy works when your wife asks why you need another rod/reel or another gun.
Don’t miss today’s story from Daily SF, “Ten Speeds at the End of the World,” by Guinevere Robin Rowell. it combines “what if this were the world’s last night?” with a touch of proper sentiment. It’s not up yet on the site so look for it in the next couple of days.
John C. Wright hilariously essays to write about the supposed opposition between religion and science, and the nature of science fiction. His definition of science fiction is close to the true one, which is that science fiction is the imaginative fiction of the myths of modernity. (more…)
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Even if he were to succeed in making his most audacious utopias a reality, man would continue to yearn for otherworldly destinies. (more…)
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Eric Stone’s new story shines bright. It’s a curious thing, but two of my favorite SF stories are based on verses from Job: Eric Stone’s, and Declare.
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