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Why do so many readers still look down on the genre of Orwell and Atwood? A lovely contemplation by Chris Beckett 
Why do so many readers still look down on the genre of Orwell and Atwood?
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Also the genre of Vonnegut (much as he stayed away from the label) and Heller and Homer. But, as with Westerns, there is an awful lot of dreck published, too. And, much of the best conceptual SF is not-so-very-well-written. Clarke, for example.
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Huh! A tour of the weapons used in the movie version of The Postman...
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Try to catch the total lunar eclipse after midnight tonight. This site from the U.S. Naval Observatory will tell you the best time for viewing the eclipse from your location: 
http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/LunarEclipse.php
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Celebrate Yuri’s Night April 12: The World Space Party
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Some real oddities here: Ten of the most bizarre books ever written. The Voynich manuscript, however, is missing from this list….
If literary history teaches us one thing, it's that people were just as confused and immature in the Middle Ages as they are now. From unsolvable codes to
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Anyone going to the Los Angeles Festival of Books? I’ll be giving out book cards and signing books: 12 pm at the UCSD Booth 958, and 2 pm at the Mysterious Galaxy Booth #368 http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/
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On the role of the internet in the future – and how light increases tolerance. 
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Our unique human talent? Probing tomorrow for mistakes to avoid, opportunities to grasp and challenges to overcome. Can we be good ancestors for awesome generations to come?  Find out at THE FUTURE IS HERE conference at the Smithsonian: Washington DC in May. Get your tickets now!
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In EARTH I portray a dozen developing nations having suddenly realized that several trillion dollars -- ripped off from poor countries by former kleptocratic lords -- sits in Swiss and other bank haven accounts.  When all else failed, they declared war on Switzerland -- in the 2020s -- in order to use the rights of belligerent powers to seize assets all over the world and to coerce return of enough money to save millions of children.

Things needn’t come to that! In fact, a deal might be worked out in which developing nations agree to keep the restored funds deposited in Swiss banks! Only with interest and collateral value now going to the nation’s children, not former klepto-presidents. Such a deal would, in a shot, restore hope and trust… and guarantee the bankers against the kind of comeuppance they think (right now) can never come.

History disagrees. It can come. Cut the deal.
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150 or 10,000? How many people would it take to colonize another star system?
A multigenerational journey between stars would require a <em>lot</em> more passengers than scientists previously thought.
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I still do science, but civilization seems more interested in my perspectives on the future and my many best-selling, award-winning novels. 

(Who am I to argue with civilization?)

For a more complete look at my career, take a look at my biography.