Accent – Star Wars Medley (Jazz A Cappella)

Jupiter Ascending

I can’t wait until Andy and Lana Wachowskis’ “Jupiter Ascending” will be released – 24 July 2014 in The Netherlands. The trailers look spectacular – even though the first “Official Teaser Trailer” was rather short. Now there is a longer trailer that shows more scenes, but of course it is all to put our patience […]

Earth-Size Alien Planet at Alpha Centauri in Science Fiction.

This week the discovery of the closest earth-like exoplanet ever seen was announced. The star system closest to our own sun hosts a planet with roughly Earth’s mass and may harbor other alien worlds as well, a new study reports. Astronomers detected the alien planet around the sunlike star Alpha Centauri B, which is part […]

Get your free copy of Arc 1.3: Afterparty Overdrive

It is now more than a week ago that Arc announced the third volume of their sciencefiction magazine on their website: The wait is over. Arc 1.3: Afterparty Overdrive is out now – and it won’t cost you a penny. This time out, we’re taking a look at the future of pleasure: from robot music […]

The Jedi Code

From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki The Jedi Code was a code of conduct that established rules and modes of behavior for all Jedi. Although changing in style through the generations, the main tenets, context and meaning of the code stayed the same. One of the key portions of the Code was a five-line mantra. […]

The Fiction to Reality Timeline.

Via: Hashem AL-ghaili

Steampunk from Alchemy to Zeppelins

My reading of Larry Niven’s “Fallen Angels” introduced me to the world of Fandom and Filk Music. eFanzines is a website that hosts many fanzines. I subscribed to the eFanzines stream with twitter and one of the first items I ran into was “One Swell Loop” One Swell Foop is the personalzine of Garth Spencer. […]

New Science Fiction magazines

Two science magazines – New Scientist and MIT Technology Review have recently announced to publish their own science fiction magazines. From the editors of Technology Review comes TRSF, an 80-page anthology of original near-future science fiction stories. The first issue promises “12 visions of the future of computing, biotechnology, energy, and more”, written by, among […]

The Day of the Triffids

The BBC is to remake the John Wyndham classic “The Day of the Triffids”. Could be interesting! I read the book when I was still at school, that must have been 1976-77 or so. After this book I also read Wyndham’s “The Chrysalids” and “The Midwich Cuckoos”. Now, older and wiser, I consider Wyndham as […]

  • The Aesthetics and Beauty of Knowledge

    Shih was the opposite of facts and raw information; shih was the elegance of knowledge, the insight and skill to organize knowledge into meaningful patterns. As an artist chooses colours or light to make her pictures, a master of shih chooses textures of knowledge – various ideas, myths, abstractions, and theories – to create a way of seeing the world. The aesthetics and beauty of knowledge – this was shih.

    – David Zindell, The Broken God, 1993

  • Geek Attitude

    The attitude thing is about flexibility, portability, creativity, sociability and jamming (ran out of suitable “ity” words!). It’s about improvising – in the practical and musical senses of the word; not getting tangled in boundaries and the “right” way to do things.
    Definitely the only way to travel.
    Martin Delaney – “Laptop Music”.