Category: ARTS

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Futurecon 2020

Bubbling up in the simmering pot of our incomprehensible global pandemic, it is wonderful to realize that an event like Futurecon, has formed in the broth! The brainchild of many organizers, includin

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reCONvene 2020

The New England Science Fiction Association, NESFA, has been running cons for a while. Getting close to sixty consecutive years. They managed to squeak out a terrific Boskone 57 in February of 2020,

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Synthetic Drugs on a Bummel

The Song of Synth by Seb Doubinsky is a science fiction novel about about a strange new drug that creates a fungible boundary between our perceptions of real and virtual worlds. The story fits loose

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Cyberpunk Culture Conference

“Early cyberpunks drank the kool-aid of neoliberal transreality,” Sherryl Vint In this surrealistic slow-motion transformation of our human society we have all become Number Six, isolated in our own

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Cinemois by Jean Pierre Melville

Out of curiosity, I bid on issue No. 75 of Cinema 63 that was up for auction on eBay in France. The magazine arrived promptly, fairly reeking of mildew and with pages cracking off the spine, but de

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Boskone 2020

For those of us born back in the halcyon years of the last century, the year 2020 always seemed like a futuristic milestone. Would we be jet-packing through blue skies in our post-scarcity economies

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Bookmarks at Arisia

Arisia 2020 was upbeat, considering the difficulties they had during the year. And the fan-driven aspect of Arisia seemed to be more tangible this year, with many freebies and flyers of interest For

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Gwyneth Jones on Joanna Russ

The new biography of Joanna Russ by Gwyneth Jones is a marvel. Published in the Modern Masters of Science Fiction Series from the University of Illinois Press, this book provides a timely and thorou

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Chinese Science Fiction Conference 2019

For those wondering about the booming science fiction scene in the People’s Republic of China, you might be curious to know some background information about the Science and Fantasy Growth Foundation

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Eternity for Notre Dame

photo: FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images from The Buffalo News, 2pm 15th April 2019). src “It hurts to watch this. The cathedral is the symbol, the heart of Paris,” said Pierre-Eric Trimovillas, 32.