I'm teaching the Clarion Science Fiction writing workshop at UCSD in La Jolla this week, and tomorrow night at 7PM, I'll be reading from my novel Walkaway at Comickaze Liberty Station, 2750 Historic Decatur Rd #101, San Diego, CA 92106. Hope to see you!
What is the ultimate answer to life, the universe, and everything? 42, of course. But why? In Scientific American, Jean-Paul Delahaye, computer science professor emeritus at France's University of Lille, explores why 42 is such a magic number in mathematical culture and science fiction geekdom. From Scientific American: Apart from allusions to 42 deliberately introduced… READ THE REST
"What should be a cosy, pleasant corner of the internet has become a monster," writes Sarah Manavis in New Statesmen. "Goodreads sucks, and is just shy of unbearable." Goodreads today looks and works much as it did when it was launched. The design is like a teenager's 2005 Myspace page: cluttered, random and unintuitive. Books fail… READ THE REST
Stanislaw Mayakovsky — a fictional character from the 1992 comic book series Aliens: Hive — was a Russian sociobiologist and artificial life expert from the 22nd century who made a tiny autonomous robotic ant and placed it in an ant colony to study social insect behavior. He wrote a book about it, called Cyberantics (published in 2172). In 1992, Dark… READ THE REST
In our constantly evolving "new normal," there's often no need to wait for Black Friday to find some fantastic retail deals. Lots of companies need your cash now, so they're dropping some big discounts to entice you to buy. That means great things coming your way from offers like the current Boing Boing Three-Day VIP… READ THE REST
One fun part of being knee-deep in the giant Boing Boing Store Three-Day VIP Annual Sale is that it's a perfect opportunity for a few old favorites to make a triumphant return. And the fact that each of these 10 fan-favorite gadgets is now also an extra 20 percent off should be incentive enough for… READ THE REST
With all this sticking close to home the past six months, let's face it — your vehicle is probably feeling…well, a little neglected. Hey, with all that time sitting around in the garage, yearning to get out and go…we get it. The Boing Boing Store's Three-Day VIP Annual Sale is a great opportunity to show… READ THE REST