The topic of AI always raises HAL and more

Jun 8, 2016

The topic of AI always raises HAL and more

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An astronaut in deep space finishes up some repairs to the parabolic antenna on his spacecraft’s exterior. Through his helmet’s microphone, he commands the ship’s controlling supercomputer, HAL 9000, “Open the pod bay doors, HAL.” A second later he gets a calm, cold response ...

Cypulchre

/ Jul 26, 2014

Cypulchre

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Many writers have tried in vain to emulate the cool tech-lingo-driven prose of author William Gibson’s early cyberpunk fiction, and it’s easy to pick those budding science-fiction writers who cast themselves as his successor — fellow Canadian Joseph MacKinnon falls into this category. Cypulchre, ...

Apr 19, 2014

Novelist EnJoe given special citation by Philip K. Dick sci-fi award

Novelist Toh EnJoe was awarded a special citation from the administrators of the 2014 Philip K. Dick Award for science fiction published in the United States, his publisher said Saturday. The English translation of EnJoe’s 2007 debut work “Self-Reference Engine,” published in the United ...

Acclaimed sci-fi author Frederik Pohl dies at 93

Sep 4, 2013

Acclaimed sci-fi author Frederik Pohl dies at 93

Frederik Pohl, who helped shape and popularize science fiction as an influential agent, editor and award-winning author, died Sept. 2 at a hospital near his home in Palatine, Illinois. He was 93. His death was confirmed by a granddaughter, author Emily Pohl-Weary. An entry ...