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2015: our best year ever in space! This draws notice to how stunningly effective our hero engineers and space-robot designers have to be, in order to accomplish all these miracles. Tiny errors—on the order of one ten-thousandth of a percent—would have aimed the New Horizons cameras at empty space, instead of snapping perfect images of a dimly lit world, hurtling by far faster than a bullet. It may be out of fashion in this era of reflexive, self-indulgent cynicism, but there’s something to be said for the can-do spirit. The notion that “we can solve things!”
With 2015 now behind us, what truly stands out? Other than (alas) holding the record for hottest year in recorded history? Amid a…
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My novel The Postman is fundamentally about civilization -- the things that we'd miss, were it to fall. Many people ask my impressions of the film by Kevin Costner, and I have an article posted on my website. I understand Hollywood and know that prose fiction is only glancingly related to what you see on the big screen. It's a director's medium, calling for visual storytelling skills and an eye for dramatic moments that are shown, not told. But here I've recorded a ten minute YouTube author reappraisal of the book and the movie, and attached a brand-new discussion guide of the novel…
Gordon Krantz was a survivor -- a wanderer who traded tales for food and shelter in the dark and savage aftermath of a devastating war. Fate touches him one chill winter's day when he borrows the jacket of a long-dead postal...
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I am proud to be in august company with my revered colleagues Kevin Kelly, Michio Kaku and Ray Kurzweil -- named one of four “World’s Best Futurists” by Urban Developer Magazine. 
Although we don't quite have a time machine or a crystal ball to see into the future, some of the world's most esteemed futurists are helping us get a glim
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They promise utopia… Catch the premiere of Arthur C. Clarke’s classic Childhood’s End on SyFy tonight. And then The Expanse, based on the book by James Corey, premieres afterward. 
Written by Arthur C. Clarke and hailed as a revolutionary work of science fiction since its publishing in 1953, Childhood’s End follows the peaceful alien invasion of Earth by the mysterious “Overlords,” whose arrival begins decades of apparent utopia under indirect alien rule, at the cost of human identity and culture.
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Wow! Movie of the very best images of Pluto from NASA’s New Horizons mission… showing high-resolution pics of a surprisingly varied terrain, from glacial to mountainous 
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From xkcd! A visual guide to: Why Asimov Put the Three Laws of #Robotics in the order he did! 
Warning: this comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors). BTC 1FhCLQK2ZXtCUQDtG98p6fVH7S6mxAsEey ...
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Get your free copy! Just released today: Future Visions: Original Stories Inspired by Microsoft featuring tales that explore possible impacts of future technology, such as quantum computing, machine learning and other trends gathered from cutting edge research. (Authors were invited to talk to mavens at at Microsoft Labs, but free to tap all kinds of sources.

Top science fiction authors include Greg Bear, Elizabeth Bear, Nancy Kress, Robert J. Sawyer, Anne Leckie, Seanan McGuire, Jack McDevitt and  — there's also one of my own best recent scribblings -- about the science of prediction. A topic which has long fascinated me. http://news.microsoft.com/futurevisions/
Future Visions: Original Science Fiction Stories Inspired by Microsoft is an anthology of short stories written by some of today’s greatest science fiction authors.
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Since it's free, is there a PDF or html version?
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Oh, what a wonderful year it’s been, in humanity’s advancement through space and the cosmos… Here are ten of the top science stories of 2015 
It’s been a busy year for scientists.
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I agree about the advancements. In the end those become our salvation against the destructive side of humanity, whether indulgence or terror groups. Thanks for pointing out the light! HNY. 
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Gorgeous image of Enceladus and Tethys aligned near Saturn’s rings ... a last look from the Cassini mission
There are few views in Saturnian orbit that are more satisfying than seeing two or more moons in the same frame -- particularly when they align.
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Last night was the premiere of Childhood's End on SyFy. The reviewers haven't been kind  but I think it's been very faithful to the source novel. We'll be watching part two tonight.

December 16 would have been Arthur C. Clarke’s 98th birthday. Arthur passed on in 2008, after ninety years of a life that could only have happened in the century and civilization that he helped to shape.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2015/12/childhoods-end-and-remembering-arthur-c.html
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I'll watch it tonight. The reviews at Rotten Tomatoes are not too negatively: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/childhood-s-end/
Since some years, maybe after amazon bought it, I do not give anything about the reviews at the IMDB. If the audience tomatoemeter shows a score of 70% or higher, a tv series is worth a try.
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What books can we give our teens that don't mire them in a swamp of  vampires, domineering wizards or nostalgia for feudalism? These are a few of my personal science fiction favorites for young adults, weighted more toward SF and a little common sense mixed with lots of sense-o-wonder. Many are classics that I grew up with...along with some marvelous recent additions.
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Can cryonics conquer all? New, a lovely short science fiction film by John Harden: 
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Author of The Postman, Earth, Existence, The Uplift War, and The Transparent Society.
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Scientist, futurist and best-selling author. David Brin's novels include Earth, Existence, The Postman, and Kiln People, as well as Hugo Award winners Startide Rising and The Uplift War. The Transparent Society won a Freedom of Speech Award of the American Library Association.

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