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A Sadistic Master Storyteller | The New Republic
"THE COLLECTED STORIES OF MACHADO DE ASSIS by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, edited by Margaret Jull Costa and Robin PattersonLiveright, 960 pp., $35.00"
book  review  fiction  19c  country(Brazil) 
6 weeks ago by tsuomela
Moderan – New York Review Books
"Welcome to Moderan, world of the future. Here perpetual war is waged by furious masters fighting from Strongholds well stocked with “arsenals of fear” and everyone is enamored with hate. The devastated earth is coated by vast sheets of gray plastic, while humans vie to replace more and more of their own “soft parts” with steel. What need is there for nature when trees and flowers can be pushed up through holes in the plastic? Who requires human companionship when new-metal mistresses are waiting? But even a Stronghold master can doubt the catechism of Moderan. Wanderers, poets, and his own children pay visits, proving that another world is possible. “As if Whitman and Nietzsche had collaborated,” wrote Brian Aldiss of David R. Bunch’s work. Originally published in science-fiction magazines in the 1960s and ’70s, these mordant stories, though passionately sought by collectors, have been unavailable in a single volume for close to half a century. Like Anthony Burgess in A Clockwork Orange, Bunch coined a mind-bending new vocabulary. He sought not to divert readers from the horror of modernity but to make us face it squarely."
book  publisher  sf  fiction 
september 2018 by tsuomela
Strange Horizons - Scores By John Clute
Ka by John Crowley; Book of Dust by Philip Pullman
book  review  sf  fiction 
december 2017 by tsuomela
Overview: Stories in the Stratosphere – Center for Science and the Imagination
"A collection of science fiction stories, art, and speculative timelines exploring the near future of the stratosphere. From Star Trek and 2001: A Space Odyssey to The Martian, great science fiction stories have shaped how we think about voyages into deep space—but what kinds of gripping confrontations and adventures might unfold in near space, above the clouds? Overview features contributions from renowned science fiction authors David Brin, Tobias Buckell, Brenda Cooper, Carter Scholz, and Karl Schroeder, working in collaboration with illustrators, graphic designers, and experts in fields ranging from human spaceflight and signal processing to law and tourism."
sf  fiction  futures  scenario  scenario-planning 
september 2017 by tsuomela
scout.ai
"The future is murky. Scout evaluates the near term implications of technology to help you de-risk decision making and seize opportunity. We know you’re busy. That’s why we do the hard work for you, publishing original research, analysis and science fiction scenario planning that evaluates the near-term implications of technology, anticipates opportunity, and highlights risk. Through Scout’s content, scenario planning events, and online conversations, we map the future of artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, brain implants, augmented reality, climate damage, genetic augmentation, and other emerging technologies with our community of scientists, technologists, NYT-bestselling authors, and strategic foresight experts."
sf  fiction  scenario-planning  scenario  futures  consulting 
september 2017 by tsuomela
Valancourt Books - Valancourt Books
"Valancourt Books is an independent small press located in Richmond, VA. We specialize in the rediscovery of rare, neglected, and out-of-print fiction."
fiction  literature  horror 
march 2017 by tsuomela
They Could Be Heroes | New Republic
Reviews: Lethem, Chabon, Eggers, Whitehead, Saunders
books  review  fiction  21c  escapism  literature 
march 2017 by tsuomela
Ordinary Monsters | New Republic
"HOMESICK FOR ANOTHER WORLD: STORIES by Ottessa Moshfegh. Penguin Press., 304 pp., $26.00"
book  review  fiction  short-story  existentialism  horror  ordinary 
january 2017 by tsuomela
The Sarahs
"The Sarah Lawrence College International Audio Fiction Award, aka The Sarahs, celebrates the best audio fiction currently being made around the world. Every year, our judges will choose three winners. The winners will receive cash prizes—1st place $2,000, 2nd place, $1,000, 3rd place $500 and Best New Artist $250—at the award ceremony and be featured on our Serendipity podcast. The award is sponsored by Sarah Lawrence College, an academic institution that fosters experimentation and playful creativity. Sarah Lawrence College has cultivated the talent of visionaries like Yoko Ono, Meredith Monk, J.J. Abrams, Alice Walker, and many others. The Sarahs —like The Oscars, The Tonys, The Bessies—honor the best of the best. It’s time for audio fiction to have its own red carpet."
fiction  audio  story-telling  award  radio  podcast 
october 2016 by tsuomela
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