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  • Capt. Xerox 4:16 pm on April 29, 2013 Permalink
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    Not a lot of #scifi available in the Guantanamo prison library for detainees, but Ender’s Game and Star Wars is there http://t.co/Bo6kW3Ml0N

     
  • Capt. Xerox 1:41 pm on April 18, 2013 Permalink
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    Oblivion steals too many ideas from other #scifi movies, according to this critic. http://t.co/naWM4h5UYy

     
  • Capt. Xerox 4:18 pm on February 27, 2013 Permalink
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    You didn’t know #scifi books had soundtracks? Where have you been? It’s the 21st century! http://t.co/4mTFXh5ZVl

     
  • Capt. Xerox 2:45 pm on February 22, 2013 Permalink
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    You may never make it to Boston’s #scifi movie marathon, but here’s a do-it-yourself guide. http://t.co/5kmxjjx31J

     
  • Capt. Xerox 5:15 pm on February 1, 2013 Permalink
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    Did those atomic age #scifi monster movies have a message or were they merely terrifying escapism? http://t.co/tA6kM8us

     
  • Capt. Xerox 5:15 pm on January 29, 2013 Permalink
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    A #scifi version of the video game Grand Theft Auto? I can’t even imagine such a thing.
    http://t.co/xzvFVhw5

     
  • Capt. Xerox 7:35 pm on January 25, 2013 Permalink
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    #scifi writers have a hard time predicting social change, but we only realize that years later, not at the time. http://t.co/pANauv7U

     
  • Capt. Xerox 1:15 pm on December 18, 2012 Permalink
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    Gingerbread goes #scifi and fantasy. http://t.co/Pe0qxgMV

     
  • Capt. Xerox 4:55 pm on November 28, 2012 Permalink
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    There’s more to #scifi than what we read in the anglosphere as this article about Russian science fiction shows. http://t.co/oTvcpP8a

     
  • Capt. Xerox 8:05 pm on November 27, 2012 Permalink
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    This essay persuasively rethinks the traditional view of the career trajectory of Robert A. Heinlein. #scifi http://t.co/RWJ9XXgW

     
  • Capt. Xerox 3:40 am on November 15, 2012 Permalink
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    Like your #scifi hard? Here are 10 classic novels featuring physics and astronomy. I’ve read 7 of them. http://t.co/pHYMvdrp

     
    • Lazarus 10:18 am on November 15, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’ve only read 6. Glad he included “Tau Zero” which I consider to be somewhat under estimated. Not sure about classifying “Forever War” as hard SF. That is more a ‘people’ novel than about the Waldos/pods. I would have thought that there are other better candidates than that one for top ten list.

  • Capt. Xerox 5:18 pm on November 14, 2012 Permalink
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    Famed literary critic and author Michael Dirda is a #scifi fan? Oh, the humanity! http://t.co/ZPDZZgMW

     
  • Capt. Xerox 4:03 pm on October 23, 2012 Permalink
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    #scifi author Ken Liu was born in China, but moved to the States when he was 11.The China Daily takes a look at the man http://t.co/pcMf0ALI

     
  • Capt. Xerox 12:50 am on October 22, 2012 Permalink
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    I know I have a short attention span, but I’m not clicking 100 times to read this list of 100 top #scifi films. http://t.co/wRGHVnSN

     
    • Capt. Xerox 10:30 am on October 22, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      To avoid carpal tunnel syndrome, here’s the entire list:

      100. Escape From New York (1981)

      99. Splice (2009)
      98. Attack the Block (2011)
      97. City of Lost Children (1995)
      96. Westworld (1973)
      95. Serenity (2005)
      94. The Black Hole (1979)
      93. Escape From the Planet of the Apes (1971)
      92. Silent Running (1972)
      91. They Live (1988)
      90. War of the Worlds (1953)
      89. Galaxy Quest (1999)

      88. eXistenZ (1999)
      87. The Fountain (2006)
      86. Starman (1984)
      85. Sleep Dealer (2008)
      84. Men in Black (1997)
      83. Stalker (1979)
      82. Dreamscape (1984)
      81. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
      80. Cube (1997)
      79. Fantastic Planet (1973)
      78. Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
      77. Scanners (1981)

      76. Outland (1981)
      75. Dark Star (1974)
      74. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
      73. Ikarie XB-1 (1963)
      72. Day of the Triffids (1962)
      71. Rollerball (1975)
      70. Alphaville (1965)
      69. Inception (2010)
      68. Sleeper (1973)
      67. THX-1138 (1971)
      66. Repo Man (1984)
      65. Them! (1954)

      64. Destination Moon (1950)
      63. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
      62. Altered States (1980)
      61. 12 Monkeys (1995)
      60. Frankenstein (1931)
      59. The Last Starfighter (1984)
      58. When Worlds Collide (1951)
      57. 1984 (1984)
      56. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
      55. Contact (1997)
      54. Predator (1987)
      53. Abre Los Ojos (1997)

      52. The Andromeda Strain (1971)
      51. The Time Machine (1960)
      50. Avatar (2009)
      49. A Scanner Darkly (2006)
      48. Starship Troopers (1997)
      47. Moon (2009)
      46. Soylent Green (1973)
      45. Enemy Mine (1985)
      44. The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
      43. Back to the Future (1985)
      42. Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
      41. Donnie Darko (2001)

      40. Gojira (1954)
      39. Brazil (1985)
      38. Solaris (1972)
      37. Ghost in the Shell (1995)
      36. E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial (1982)
      35. Primer (2004)
      34. Idiocracy (2006)
      33. Jurassic Park (1993)
      32. The Thing (1982)
      31. Mad Max (1979)
      30. Sunshine (2007)
      29. Tron (1982)

      28. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
      27. District 9 (2009)
      26. Minority Report (2002)
      25. The Matrix (1999)
      24. Star Wars: Episode IV—A New Hope (1977)
      23. Total Recall (1990)
      22. A Trip to the Moon (1902)
      21. The Fly (1986)
      20. Children of Men (2006)
      19. Dark City (1998)
      18. Akira (1988)
      17. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1992)

      16. Logan’s Run (1976)
      15. Wall-E (2008)
      14. Forbidden Planet (1956)
      13. RoboCop (1987)
      12. Alien (1979)
      11. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
      10. Planet of the Apes (1968)
      9. The Terminator (1984)
      8. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
      7. Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
      6. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
      5. Metropolis (1927)

      4. Aliens (1986)
      3. Gattaca (1997)
      2. Blade Runner (1982)
      1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

      I’ve only seen 67 of them so I’ve still got a lots of movie watching to do.

      Also glad to see a list that’s brave enough to not automatically put Blade runner on top.

  • Capt. Xerox 2:26 pm on October 1, 2012 Permalink
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    GoodReads lists the best free #scifi audiobooks, although I couldn’t actually find any links to download them. http://t.co/PYVfXQy2

     
  • Capt. Xerox 9:08 pm on August 27, 2012 Permalink
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    Popular Mechanics offers up some obvious, to me, tips on how to take care of your old #scifi paperbacks. http://t.co/MSmh0Qz3

     
  • Capt. Xerox 9:07 pm on August 27, 2012 Permalink
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    A nice, but too brief, homage to John Berkey, one of my favourite #scifi illustrators. http://t.co/5B6zNGfg

     
  • Capt. Xerox 1:17 pm on August 26, 2012 Permalink
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    Are you a fan of old-time, pulp #scifi? I just discovered this treasure trove of free stories from Munsey’s. Enjoy! http://t.co/I0aGcRBp

     
  • Capt. Xerox 2:17 am on August 26, 2012 Permalink
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    Were you aware that Toronto is the capital of #scifi and #horror movies? The Star reaches back to 1980 to make its case.http://t.co/g2VZoodq

     
  • Capt. Xerox 1:39 pm on August 18, 2012 Permalink
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    I agreed with all the points on http://t.co/lcEjfsQk’s list of Things #scifi Needs to Bring Back. What about you? http://t.co/ZwgF90gN

     
  • Capt. Xerox 5:10 pm on August 7, 2012 Permalink
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    I don’t think #scifi author Ben Bova gets nearly enough credit. Here’s a nice SF Signal interview with him. http://t.co/OVsLBQhj

     
  • Capt. Xerox 2:03 pm on July 31, 2012 Permalink
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    This piece argues that the 6 most important #scifi ideas were created by the hack who wrote Edison’s Conquest of Mars. http://t.co/ljRk5WlL

     
    • Lazarus 10:59 am on August 2, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      If all those claims are true and those are really the first instances of those SF elements then this hack was a genius. I wonder how good a writer he was as well and if it’s worth seeking out this unofficial ‘sequel’. Sounds almost as interesting as WotW itself. Thanks for the link!

      • Capt. Xerox 1:25 pm on August 2, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I’ve read it. It’s available as a public-domain download from Project Gutenberg. Trust me, despite some interesting ideas, it’s a boring book and I am someone who enjoys ancient fiction of that type.

        • Lazarus 3:11 pm on August 2, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Then thanks for the warning! I find that I’m reading less and less SF these days with all my other ‘hobbies” taking up my time and that I am far less tolerant of marginal writing. Something really has to grab me or I’m going to slow down my reading which of course only exacerbates the problem. I can no longer ‘invest’ my time with a book that may not make the cut. It is I who cuts my losses early on.

  • Capt. Xerox 2:22 pm on July 27, 2012 Permalink
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    Need a laugh? Try these 15 of the funniest, LOL moments from #scifi comedies, courtesy of Blastr. http://t.co/OauhF4yj

     
  • Capt. Xerox 12:45 pm on July 25, 2012 Permalink
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    I’m always been drawn to year’s best #scifi anthologies, but it’s the first time I’ve heard of Rich Horton’s collection http://t.co/3SA6Mh3d

     
  • Capt. Xerox 4:25 pm on July 23, 2012 Permalink
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    An enjoyable interview with #scifi writer David Brin on the subject of videogames. http://t.co/QpGoBGwo

     
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