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Archive for November, 2012

The Joke Is on Us: The Two Careers of Robert A. Heinlein

by Gary Westfahl Readers of contemporary science fiction might understandably grow impatient with commentators who keep talking about older science fiction writers, since they have largely been supplanted by new favorites in today’s marketplace. Still, there is at least one classic writer that every science fiction reader must come to terms with; for when you […]

Tim Pratt: On the Side of Wonder

Timothy Aaron Pratt was born December 12, 1976 in Goldsboro NC. He traveled with his mother as a child, living in Missouri, Texas, Louisiana, and West Virginia before settling back in Goldsboro. Pratt went to Appalachian State University in Boone NC, graduating with a BA in English in 1999, and attended the Clarion Writers Workshop […]

Gregory Benford: Dynamic Control

Gregory Albert Benford was born January 30, 1941 in Mobile AL, along with his identical twin James. Their father was in the army, and they moved frequently. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BS in physics in 1963, and earned his MS in 1965 and PhD in 1967 from UC San Diego. […]

Cory Doctorow: The Internet of the Dead

From the November 2012 issue of Locus Magazine As I write this in September, 2012, Charlie Stross and I just returned from a tour with our novel Rapture of the Nerds, a book about – among other things – technological immortality as achieved through brain uploading. Digital mortality was very much on my mind as […]

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