2018 Awards Eligibility Post!

Hey friends; awards season is on us again, and because no one should ever self-reject, I’d like to present some of the stuff I’ve done this year for your consideration. If anyone who is considering making nominations wants a review copy of any of these, I can provide e-copies in pdf upon request (and would […]

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Writing Amputees (@sfwa)

As posted on the SFWA blog, written by me: “Hey, I’m looking for advice. My character lost a limb in the last fight.  Does anyone know about writing amputees?” I was inspired to write this because I’ve had this conversation on Twitter a few times.  My husband is an amputee from a traumatic accident that […]

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Why the Robot Revolution Risks an Economic ‘Death Spiral’ for Australia

By Greg Jericho In promoting his 10-year tax plan, Malcolm Turnbull suggested people want governments to undertake “long term planning”. However, a new research paper out this week from the IMF highlights how economies could be set for a major shake-up in the future and how sticking with the belief that better wages for workers […]

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Neuralink: Computer-Neural Interfacing Technology

By Susan Fourtane Neuralink, the brain-computer interface and neuroprosthetics company started by Elon Musk and others in 2016 is developing ultra high bandwidth brain-machine interfaces to connect humans and computers. Elon Musk is also the CEO of the company. The neurotechnology company headquartered in San Francisco, California is expected to develop implantable brain-computer interfaces (BCIs). […]

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Space Elevator!

By Scott Snowden The push for a space elevator took a step forward this week when a team of researchers from Shizuoka University in Japan announced that they will launch an experiment to the International Space Station next week. In the experiment, which will be the first of its kind in space, two ultrasmall cubic satellites, or […]

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Book Review: The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke

The Fountains Of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke My rating: 4 of 5 stars Read for the SF Masterworks Reading Challenge and Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club here on Goodreads, the 12 in 12 Challenge, the LGBTQ Speculative Fiction Reading Challenge, and the Hard Core Sci-Fi Challenge. This book won the Hugo and Nebula Awards in 1979/1980, and was nominated […]

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When a Mars Simulation Goes Wrong

By Marina Koren The drive to the little white dome on the northern slope of Mauna Loa is a bumpy one. Mauna Loa, the “Long Mountain,” is a colossal volcano that covers half of the island of Hawaii. The rocky terrain, rusty brown and deep red, crunches beneath car tires and jostles passengers. Up there, more […]

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