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
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
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
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
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
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
Having waded through Finnegan’s Wake, PorterGirl ventures into science fiction and hopefully, some wickedly sadistic, political satire
In a post-Brexit, pre-dystopian Britain, the traditional political system has collapsed and Tony Blair is back in Number 10. Only this time, he is tied to a chair in the kitchen under the watchful eye of the accidental Prime Minister’s mother.
Following several years of instability, Britain is more divided than ever. The country has devolved into a ragtag assembly of self-governing provinces, each with their own unique and particular arrangements. Elected to the position of Prime Minister of East Anglia by lottery (considered the only true method of democracy by some drunk Cambridge scholars), Lucy Wastell comes to power with the intention of reuniting her beloved country, establishing Cambridge as the new capital city and giving her chums all the top jobs. Which – considering she was a receptionist until last week – shows remarkable political nous.
When ex-Prime Minister and all-round war monger Tony Blair is captured by…
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