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The History of Science Fiction
This large image (4400×2364 pixels) is completely marvellous: a genuine history, reaching back into trends from the dawn of literature, and with a healthy chunk of 19th century gothic/mystery in there. Makes me very happy, especially in terms of fond memories of books I've enjoyed.
art  books  sciencefiction  scifi  literature  history  diagram 
march 2011 by infovore
Lee Maguire – Guided by the Whispers of Angels
Nice post on future interfaces, but primarily bookmarked because I can *never* find that GITS:SAC still when I need it, and it's *brilliant*.
newspapers  future  interface  scifi  design  technology  gits 
august 2010 by infovore
Good Show Sir - Only the worst Sci-fi/Fantasy book covers
Solid illustration comedy gold, mainly from the 70s and 80s.
scifi  sf  fantasy  books  covers  ohdear  terrible 
april 2010 by infovore
Philip K. Dick - Book Cover Art Gallery
"Philip K. Dick fans from around the world have contributed to this scanned collection of over 650 PKD book covers." Some of these are awesome, from the crazy french covers for VALIS to the German editions of The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch - retitled as "LSD-Astronauten".
illustration  pkd  scifi  covers  books  philipkdick  design 
april 2010 by infovore
In praise of the sci-fi corridor - Den of Geek
"Corridors make science-fiction believable, because they're so utilitarian by nature - really they're just a conduit to get from one (often overblown) set to another. So if any thought or love is put into one, if the production designer is smart enough to realise that corridors are the foundation on which larger sets are 'sold' to viewers, movie magic is close at hand."
productiondesign  architecture  film  cinema  movies  scifi  sciencefiction  corridors 
september 2009 by infovore
io9 - Michael Bay Finally Made An Art Movie - Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
"So, to sum up: Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen is one of the greatest achievements in the history of cinema, if not the greatest. You could easily argue that cinema, as an artform, has all been leading up to this. It will destabilize your limbic system, probably forever, and make you doubt the solidity of your surroundings. Generations of auteurs have struggled, in vain, to create a cinematic experience as overwhelming, and as liberating, as ROTF." This review is, essentially, amazing, and has elevated ROTF to a must-see for me.
review  io9  scifi  transformers  michaelbay  movies  cinema  film  art  awesome 
june 2009 by infovore
Chris Heathcote: anti-mega: Asylum
"After being seen as cheap or low-rent housing for much of the 40s, asylums started to be seen as 21st century modern, and desirable places to live." All of this has happened before and all of it will happen again. Heathcote's Lyddle End entry is fantastic, and primarily for his writing/futurism.
futurism  future  architecture  chrisheathcote  scifi  lyddleend2050  prefab 
march 2009 by infovore
Economic science fiction - Paul Krugman - Op-Ed Columnist - New York Times Blog
"It’s somewhat embarrassing, but that’s how I got into economics: I wanted to be a psychohistorian when I grew up, and economics was as close as I could get." Paul Krugman, you are the best.
sciencefiction  scifi  asimov  economics  paulkrugman 
october 2008 by infovore
Bruce Sterling, "Computer Entertainment," Flurb #6
"Computer Entertainment Thirty-Five Years From Today: A solo spoken word performance by Bruce Sterling" Wonderful, surreal, exciting; Sterling's keynote from Austin GDC. Good stuff, and worth a read for gamers, futurists, and designers alike.
games  play  entertainment  futurism  scifi  brucesterling  austingdc  keynote 
september 2008 by infovore
Iain Sinclair on HG Wells's The War of the Worlds | Books | The Guardian
"Wells has received insufficient credit as a writer of rhythmic, incantatory prose, long-breath paragraphs to cut against his tight journalistic reportage. The War of the Worlds makes the journey from sensationalist incident to moral parable. Wells predicts an era when fiction and documentary will be inseparable." Fantastic writing from Iain Sinclair on HG Wells.
hgwells  scifi  sciencefiction  scientificromance  novels  books  writing  literature 
september 2008 by infovore
Doctor Who: Revolutionary Or Tool Of The Man?
"In general, we noticed the Doctor is more likely to overthrow the government on alien planets, or in the distant future. When he visits present-day Earth or our history, he's an arch-conservative."
doctorwho  scifi  politics  tv 
january 2008 by infovore
An Alternate History of Chinese Science Fiction - No Fear of the Future
Quite remarkable; alternate-history of SF as if it were all written by Chinese authors. Inventive, witty, deft.
scifi  sf  pseudohistory  china  alternatehistory  books 
may 2007 by infovore
SCI-FI-LONDON - the UK's only dedicated science fiction and fantastic film festival
Lots of good stuff in this year's Sci-Fi London festival - Things To Come in HD, and a Quatermass double bill, for starters...
film  festival  london  scifi 
april 2007 by infovore
The Remarkable Case Of Davidson's Eyes by H.G. Wells: Arthur's Classic Novels
Wells short story I don't know; a lovely tale of (literal) tele-vision. Linked to by Rod elsewhere.
shortstory  hgwells  scifi  science  fiction 
march 2007 by infovore
The Author of the Acacia Seeds, Ursula K. Le Guin
This story is copyright 1974 by Ursula K. Le Guin. It is transcribed from Le Guin's collection The Compass Rose because I'd like my friends to read it.
shortstory  ursulaleguin  scifi  fiction  language 
march 2007 by infovore
Charlie's Diary: What is the sensory bandwidth of Scotland?
Charlies does some maths. The results are at the very least interesting.
senses  delusion  scifi  futurism 
july 2006 by infovore
Rossignol » The Big Hook Up
"What one will then wear on the wrist will be, not a mini-computer, but a computerized dialling system to the big hook up." Jim R on fine form, on one of Brian Aldiss' many visions of the future.
scifi  futurism  gaming  play  network  society 
july 2006 by infovore
Keyboard Practice
Interesting looking short story/novella; really need to get around to reading this.
fiction  scifi 
march 2006 by infovore
The Squandered Promise of Science Fiction by Jonathan Lethem
Yes, basically. A nice, tight, essay, about what happened to the promise of 60s/70s sci-fi (part of the answer: Star Wars, that's what)
scifi  essay  writing  literarycriticism 
february 2006 by infovore

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