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Some of the best sci-fi short stories (imo)

Science fiction is a really broad, popular genre and many of the stories I love which are listed below, with the exception of Asimov’s “Runaround”, are… 397 more words

Short Story

Updating the Ethical Rules of Artificial Intelligence

We are living in a world in which we are surrounded by technology. We are now so immersed in smartphones, tablets, and computers that the youngest generation of people who are growing up in this world are labeled as the… 1,059 more words

Current Affairs

The Foundation Series by Isaac Asimov

I’ve become a little obsessed with Asimov as of late. I discovered him last year when I was looking into science fiction literature for my Master’s degree, but I didn’t really read much other than the odd short story. 480 more words

Books

Old Futures

Last week I had a (very) minor emergency in that my laptop decided to pack it in. This wasn’t nearly as bad as it could have been – it was fixable, and I had most of my important files backed up (and I am now working on changing that ‘most’ into ‘all’), and perhaps best of all, I had my old laptop around and was able to keep working on that. 1,009 more words

Thoughts And Musings

The Classics Made Pretty

What is a book lover?

There are probably as many answers to that question as there are people who enjoy books. For some, the love of books has to do with their collectibility: tracking down an inscribed first edition of a forgotten work is more of a rush than winning the lottery (although winning the lottery might allow larger purchases of collectible books).   817 more words

Trope-a-Day: Literal Genie

Literal Genie: This is what you get quite often if you have a big ol’ liking for Asimovian AI-constraints, because it turns out it’s bloody hard to write (in, y’know, code) a version of the Second Law – … 92 more words

Trope-a-Day

Science Fiction

The thing with science fiction seems to be: you don’t realise it’s either your cup-of-tea or not, until you read some. So many specific types of persons seem to like it (a.k.a. 431 more words

Opinion