Category Archives: Science fiction writing

The World in 2046.




Just spent a couple of days with the Ministry of Defence trying to work out what the world might look like 30 years hence (2046). Lots of really interesting people around. Best bit was probably my science fiction writer friend … Continue reading






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Science and Fiction




Couple of public events people may be interested in. The first is Hackstock this Friday. It’s at The Trampery, 239 Old Street in London and it’s part of the London Sci-Fi Festival. I’m in conversation with science fiction author Lavie … Continue reading






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When science and fiction collaborate




                I’ve been thinking about the science and fiction map again, and about a possible event looking at the connections between imagination and invention – and who exactly is influencing whom here? Is … Continue reading






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Relationships between Science and Fiction




    Still digging into science vs. fiction – looking at holography, artificial reproduction, high-speed trains and fibre optics among other things. Just stumbled into this (below) whilst researching Jules Verne. Some good points, for example… “what is usually cited … Continue reading






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Relationships between science and fiction




Still working through whether or not there might be a good graphic in the linkages between scientific fact and speculative fiction. In this vein, came across this today, which is one of the best things I’ve read about trends and … Continue reading






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Sci fi movies (and books) that came true




  Just playing around with an idea, which is whether there’s anything interesting to be said about speculations in science fiction versus science fact. Seems like quite a bit of what gets written about in fiction tends to become fact … Continue reading






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Links between science fiction and science fact




            How Ideas Happen Here’s a perfect example of how random events combine to create ideas and insights. I’ve been writing something about whether or not forecasting the future is futile or functional. It’s been … Continue reading






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William Gibson from 2008




The first intimations of the cyborg, for me, were the robots in a 1940 Republic serial called THE MYSTERIOUS DR. SATAN. These robots had been recycled from the earlier UNDERSEA KINGDOM, 1936, and would appear again in the brilliantly-titled ZOMBIES … Continue reading






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