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Elsewhere

By / February 17, 2016 / no comments

It’s been a while since I did one of these, but there continue to be fascinating things that appear out there, so I thought I’d link to a few of them.

To start with, let’s really go elsewhere: NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory have produced travel posters advertising the delights of a trip through the solar system.

If you love radio (as they say, the pictures are better there) then you’re going to adore these six Philip K. Dick short stories that have been adapted as radio plays.

Still on audio, Nalo Hopkinson is one of the most exciting writers working today. If you haven’t done so already, check out Brown Girl in the RingMidnight RobberThe Salt Roads and her latest collection Falling In Love with Hominids. And here’s Hopkinson talking about racial and gender diversity in sf.

Tom Purdom, check out his collection Lovers & Fighters, Starships & Dragons, has written a fascinating essay about the First World War and alternate history.

Finally, an odd little essay from the Cato Institute about how planned societies were a common feature in sf from the middle of the 20th century, with particular reference to Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke and the Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov.

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