William Gibson Has a Theory About Our Cultural Obsession With Dystopias

By Abraham Riesman Vulture (devouring culture) All week long, Vulture is exploring how dystopias have been imagined in popular culture. Few authors have crafted more vividly realized future worlds than William Gibson. In timeless classics such as Neuromancer, Count Zero, and Mona Lisa Overdrive, he dreamed up environments filled with fantastical technology and innovative social arrangements.…Read more William Gibson Has a Theory About Our Cultural Obsession With Dystopias

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When you’re busy, write

It's fascinating to read what writers do when they're writing. Some write an outline, get up early and stick to a daily word count quota. Others turn off their cell phones and hide away until they finish. Maya Angelou rented a hotel room, by the month, where she kept a dictionary, a thesaurus and a…Read more When you’re busy, write

Amazon nets patent for mini police drones

Science Fiction writers have reached a crisis point: reality may soon outstrip imagination. As the world of astronomy stands poised for its first head on investigation of a Black Hole, the more mundane reality of insect sized, electronic spy devices may soon be a daily reality and not just a special effects device from the…Read more Amazon nets patent for mini police drones

Space art’s star is fading fast

Someone asked me recently why I posted so much 'space related' stuff and well, apart from the obvious, because it's there are it's fascinating, I think for all those reasons but also because for the past four months I've been writing a science fiction novel. But then, I've always loved science fiction, whether it be…Read more Space art’s star is fading fast

The Fascinating ’80s Public Access Films Produced by a California UFO Cult

This love-filled collective and its compelling leader had quite the creative output. by Ella Morton September 15, 2016 18,106 Ruth Norman, a.k.a. Archangel Uriel, and some Unariuns dressed up for a psychodrama. In the early ‘80s, American channel surfers began to encounter some pretty out-there public-access programming from a California collective known as Unarius. Led…Read more The Fascinating ’80s Public Access Films Produced by a California UFO Cult

One of the Earliest Science Fiction Books Was Written in the 1600s by a Duchess

Meet Lady Margaret Cavendish. by Natalie Zarrelli Margaret Cavendish, the Duchess of Newcastle. (Photo: Public Domain) No one could get into philosophical argument with Lady Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and walk away unchanged. Born in 1623, Cavendish was an outspoken aristocrat who traveled in circles of scientific thinkers, and broke ground on proto-feminism, natural…Read more One of the Earliest Science Fiction Books Was Written in the 1600s by a Duchess