Author Margaret Atwood has had someone make her a device with which she can ‘virtually’ attend book-signings across the world, without having to stray out of her home. Continue reading Atwood autographs by remote control
Desolation Road was Ian McDonald‘s first novel, winning ‘Best Novel by a New Author’ in a 1988 poll of ‘Locus’ readers. Continue reading Book Review: ‘Desolation Road’ by Ian McDonald
Hello there! I’m hoping that the inclusion of a link to VCTB on the front page of Futurismic is going to bring me a bit of click-through…this week’s site stats should tell me if that’s the case or not. Continue reading Welcome, Futurismic readers!
Professor David Macmillan of the University of Melbourne has done a lot of research on crayfish (or ‘yabbies’, as they are known Down Under) and NASA has been applying some of his results to the design of autonomous space exploration robots. Continue reading Crayfish Space-Robots Are Go!
Ken Macleod’s latest novel, ‘Learning the World’ is a new twist on the classic ‘first contact’ trope that has been a long been a staple of SF. Continue reading Book Review: ‘Learning the World’ by Ken Macleod