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
M. M. Buckner is one of the new bright hopes of US SF. ‘War Surf’ is her third novel, and examines a future Earth where capitalism has reached its most extreme possible outcome. Economic and environmental disaster has created an Orwellian world of ‘protes’ and executives, the classic worker-aristo schism. Continue reading Book Review: ‘War Surf’ by M. M. Buckner
Neil Stephenson’s ‘Baroque Cycle’ is huge. That’s no hyperbole; three volumes, each weighing in at around 900 pages. A big story, and no mistake. Continue reading (Multiple) Book Review: Neal Stephenson’s ‘Baroque Cycle’