Fantastic series of photos, showing sci-fi spaceships digitally inserted into photos that appear to have been taken at real airshows. To be more believable, we probably need to see more poorly-framed, snapshot-style “here’s my kid standing in front of a Moonbase Alpha Eagle,” but this was still a lot of fun.
Sci-Fi Airshow: Guided [...]
Summer vacation means if I am telling my kids steampunk bedtime stories, and the story requires an ether-powered vehicle larger than a life pod, but smaller than the ship-of-the-line where most of the plot take place, I can visit Wikipedia to look for a class name — I like “sloop” — and then dash out [...]
Do we really need Justin Bieber to make this story relevant?
They’re steampunks, part of an international movement that’s a mashup of do-it-yourselfers, ahistorical recreationists and science fiction aficionados who are happily reliving a past that never was.
The Victorian era was “a wonderful era when people were still being surprised by the world,” says [...]
via Rainbow Hector Weblog
Interesting collection of reflections on the status of cyberpunk, that branch of science fiction devoted to the exploration of dystopian networks and augmentations and hacking and information, rather than galactic empires, huge space objects, aliens among us, etc.
It Evolved Into Birds: Ten Science-Fictional Thinkers On the Past and Future of Cyberpunk
I blogged about this controversy the other day, so it’s only fair that I follow up.
A Schofield Middle School teacher embroiled in a controversy after reportedly reading to his students from a science fiction book that one parent described as “pornographic” will not face criminal charges, police said. –Schofield teacher won’t face criminal charges [...]
Apparently there is an allegation this teacher read to the class from the internet some age-inappropriate material about prostitutes, but as I undrestand it, the school says it is responding to complaints about three books.
In addition to a science fiction novel, a Schofield Middle School teacher now on administrative leave allegedly read excerpts from [...]
I am so far out of the TV-watching habit that, Trekker though I be, I doubt I would watch any new Trek shows. I would probably just explore the fan-made wikis and blogs instead, as I have with Lost and the Battlestar reboot. Still, this imagined set of overlapping mini-shows sounds interesting.
How does one [...]