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Insert coin – Ready Player One

Filed in Science Fiction by on March 31, 2013 0 Comments
Insert coin – Ready Player One

You know, the Eighties was the decade we almost got right. Hairstyles made sense, movies didn’t, people actually sang on records, KFC was still fried and TV seasons went the full 22 episodes. If it wasn’t for acid-washed stretch jeans, New Coke and the rise of the yuppie, the Eighties would have been perfect. Ready […]

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Log in, wake up, drop out

Filed in Science Fiction by on February 23, 2013 0 Comments
Log in, wake up, drop out

Robert J. Sawyer’s science fiction mystery www: wake is an intriguing take on the age-old question “what if something is ‘out there’?”.  Yet instead of writing ‘just another alien from outer space’ story, Sawyer sets much of his book  amongst the data packets and FTP protocols of the world wide web, a choice which servers (get it?) […]

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