Science Fiction & Fantasy Mashups

Science fiction and fantasy, in my experience, are rarely all one thing.  Sometimes – often! – SFF blends elements of other genres of fiction into it.  For instance, I think just about every Philip K. Dick novel I’ve read is either transgressive fiction or a detective/crime novel. Sometimes those elements seem so weird that not […]

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3D Printed Live Bacteria Creates World’s First “Living Tattoo”

By Rich Haridy A team at MIT has genetically modified bacteria cells and developed a new 3D printing technique to create a “living tattoo” that can respond to a variety of stimuli. Electronic tattoos and smart ink technologies are showing exciting potential for reframing how we think of wearable sensor devices. While many engineers are experimenting with a variety […]

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Book Review: Ubik by Philip K. Dick

Ubik by Philip K. Dick My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read for the SF Masterworks Reading Challenge and the Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club here on Goodreads. So far, my acquaintance with PKD has been strictly through this determination of mine to read through the entirety of the SF Masterworks imprint, which has spawned […]

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A Philip K. Dick Primer

By Sam Reader In 1982, Ridley Scott loosely adapted Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? into the classic science fiction film Blade Runner, a detective story that kept the novel’s dark aesthetic, odd symbolism, and meditations on empathy. With sequel, Blade Runner 2049 on the horizon, there’s no better time to get acquainted with the author of […]

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