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Speaking of alienation... (Boston Globe)
In "The Man Who Fell to Earth," David Bowie plays an alien studying earth culture from the inside, pretending to be human. It may be science fiction, but it raises a few interesting points about how people relate to one another in Western society. Cultural anthropologist Robert P. Weller from Boston University's Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs will ...
Mathematician Work To Make Virtual Surgery A Reality (Science Daily)
A surgeon accidentally kills a patient, undoes the error, and starts over again. Can mathematics make such science fiction a reality? Virtual surgery is rapidly approaching, say mathematicians who are helping to make virtual surgery a viable technology that will save lives.
Shatner Not Aboard for New 'Star Trek' (The Columbian)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The original Capt. Kirk is disheartened he won't get to boldly go anywhere with his old pal Spock in the new "Star Trek" movie. While Leonard Nimoy is reprising his role as the pointy-eared Vulcan in next year's science-fiction flick, William Shatner is not on board as Kirk.
The Future Is Then (The New York Sun)
New DVD reissues of 'Soylent Green,' 'Logan's Run,' and 'Outland' help document the golden age of the high-concept science-fiction film. Back then, space was the place where you took on the Man. Today's carefully engineered sci-fi flicks are the Man.
Mitchell Harding, 79; L.A.-area public-radio personality was behind many popular shows (Los Angeles Times)
Mitchell Harding, a former Los Angeles-area public-radio personality who co-created an influential science-fiction program on KPFK-FM (90.7) known as "Hour 25," read the news on-air at KCRW-FM (89.9) and worked behind the scenes on many programs, died of natural causes Nov. 9 in Santa Monica. He was 79.
FutureFeedForward: Google's upcoming body search (Addict 3D)
FutureFeedForward, the venerable comedic science fiction mailing list, is back! After several years' hiatus, FFF is once again publishing short news missives from a darkly funny future (and there's even a novel in the works).
'Galactica' fills in some of the details (The Record)
Any true science fiction fan worth his or her weight in womp rats is not completely satisfied until every detail of a story has been revealed. Fans of the Sci Fi Channel series "Battlestar Galactica" have had to deal with some huge missing details.
Ballistic Publishing is Pleased to Announce that EXOTIQUE 3, the Third Volume of the World's Best Computer Generated ... (PRWeb)
The reaction to the book's announcement has been extremely positive with pre-sales already a run away success. Experience a completely new collection of the world's most beautiful digital characters. EXOTIQUE 3 brings together the world's most beautiful CG characters in genres ranging from science fiction, fantasy, anime, to photo-realism and stylized realism. "....welcome to that lovely point ...
Doctor Who - Time-Flight (DVD Talk)
On a website called Doctor Who Dynamic Ratings fans of the long-running British science fiction/fantasy series rate and rank Doctor Who stories. Time-Flight , first broadcast in March 1982 and starring Fifth Doctor Peter Davison, presently ranks a lowly 195th out of 200 stories.
UCLA mathematician works to make virtual surgery a reality (EurekAlert!)
A surgeon accidently kills a patient, undoes the error and starts over again. Can mathematics make such science fiction a reality?