The bridge between imagination and technological advancement, where the dreamer’s vision predicts change, and foreshadows a futuristic reality. Science fiction has the ability to become “science reality”.
Jurassic Writing— Part One
Dr. Serena Mulligan was hot, sweaty and dusty. She’d been excavating a dinosaur footprint fossil for over three hours, but it didn’t appear she had uncovered any more of the fossil. An experienced paleontologist, Serena knew excavating a fossil took time and patience.
Home of Their Dreams
The widower had settled into the recliner, looking across the living room and through the picture window at the peaceful scenery outside. The water of the lake was rippled by a fish popping up to munch a hapless bug that had landed on the surface. The trees stood tall and verdant, and the man admired the perfection of the vista. It was indeed the home of their dreams, but the thought brought back the old pain, the memory of the day he was going to announce to his wife that he had found the lake house they had discussed for so long. As soon as he signed the contract, he hurriedly drove towards home, tried to call to give her the great news. It went to voicemail. That was odd, he thought. At least the caregiver should have answered. Curiosity turned to dread as he imagined what he would find. As he turned the corner onto their street, he could already see the ambulance in their driveway. Dread turned to panic as he slammed the brakes in front of the house and jumped out of the car to find the caregiver stepping out of their front door, the expression on her face telling him his fears were confirmed.
Present and Promise
I wasn’t expecting anything. Yet, there it was. The unmistakable drone of the … well … drone dropping a package on the front stoop.
This is me and this is my pod. It is a good pod. It’s got everything I need, and I changed its colour the other day so it’s fashionable now. I chose the shades sunflower, daffodil, dandelion, mango, bumblebee, canary, lemon and creamy corn. All of those words I mentioned just now might sound silly and made-up, but they’re actually types of yellow.
How AI Art Has Fueled My Human Creativity
Many images spring to mind when Artificial Intelligence is brought up. Skynet, robots taking over humanity, humanity losing what it means to be human, WILL SMITH?? Well a new form of A.I. is taking over and all it wants to do is take your words and turn them into artwork.
What is science fiction
Typical science fiction is based on reasonable or unreasonable speculation. Through projection, inference, analogy, hypothesis and demonstration, it describes the role of exploring, discovering, understanding and testing things in a certain time and space in the form of science (observation, hypothesis, experiment), usually reflecting the status of people in the universe and the relationship between people and the universe in reality. "The form of science" can also be used in the name of fantasy, for example, to describe magicians observing, analyzing and experimenting with scientific and technological products such as airplanes in a magical way of thinking. In science fiction works, knights can also see trains as giant dragons, mantis with long spears as chariots, etc., but this idea will make readers tired. Science fiction literature was basically born after the Industrial Revolution. People clearly feel that the development of science and technology has changed the way of social production and their own way of life, and promoted social change. Therefore, people will inevitably think of the future science and technology and their impact on mankind. Anxiety and longing urge people to think, so most science fiction will describe the future, and most of them will introduce inference and unfinished technical achievements in reality. Among them, works containing scientific knowledge provide knowledge for readers, stimulate positive scientific thinking, and bring new ideas. Science fiction is not bound by traditional social thoughts and can freely explore various social concepts and scientific concepts. However, the reactions of characters, societies, civilizations and species in the book to various things will show the author's understanding of these things in a specific era background and scientific level. Some authors are willing to explore ways to solve practical contradictions, while others are willing to write pseudo history to reveal the relationship between social changes and people, and discuss the value of people, even human values. Readers who like science fiction literature will observe and examine human history and life according to the scientific methods and ways of thinking introduced in the book, and some of them will embark on the road of scientific research. For more than a hundred years, the development of science and technology has constantly turned science fiction into reality, further encouraging the bold creation of science fiction novelists and forming positive feedback. Science fiction dramatizes the requirements and ideals of a society with rich imagination. Although science fiction is an idea literature, few art forms can compete with science fiction in terms of deeply revealing the needs, expectations, fears, worries and troubles of an era, that is, accurately reflecting the limitations of the era. Readers can see the aspects of the times and another kind of life under the "If XXX", and thus be inspired. This inspiration can not only be the admiration for the beauty of the universe, guide the interest in science, but also be the impulse to create, and can also be a new understanding of human feelings and psychology. By reading the science fiction of a certain year, the reader can actually get a clearer social profile than that reflected by the "contemporary fiction" and non fiction inspection of that year. A very intuitive example is that when a large number of decadent literature was published in Europe during the Cold War, science fiction was talking about world war, the destruction and rebirth of mankind, the dawn of peace, the distant sky, the mechanization of human beings and the humanization of machines. By describing the possibility that the reader has not yet considered - a world of another form, a species different from ours, a form of civilization that has never existed before, and a different view of things - science fiction effectively comments on society and promotes social development, so as to enhance the reader's ability to respond to changes in the real world. Science fiction can not only enable people to prepare for the future, but also create or change ideas, so that people can create the future better. When people laugh at the failure of old science fiction predictions, they laugh not only at that time, but also at this time.
Christopher Eccleston to Return to 'Doctor Who' With David Tennant for 60th Anniversary
23rd November is always an exciting day for Doctor Who fans- it is of course "Doctor Who Day". 59 years ago, the hit BBC Sci-Fi show launched on BBC One, and since its launch has become a global hit ever since.
We Should Just Let You Go
"When you find something good you want to share it, but it’s hard to do now, when there are so many liars and cheats around."
***TW: implied suicide*** No one can hear a scream in the vacuum of space, or so they say. That’s what you said to me the last time I saw you. You said many other things; we must have sat there in your backyard for hours, but that’s something that stuck with me. We were fifteen, best friends, curious and mystified and determined to figure it all out together. You swept your arm towards the sky in a grand gesture and went on to explain that sound waves couldn’t travel in space. It’s quiet; there’s nothing—no air, even—for miles. You wondered aloud if that was why you were so drawn to the stars.
The door chimed as I walked into the gas station. The cashier that I always saw there, a frumpy woman with graying hair and a frown turned up the volume on the television as I entered. As if the chime that announced customers entering was a disturbance to her daytime television. As usual, she had the news on.
She organized the ingredients in straight lines on the marble counter. Garlic, olive oil, basil, pasta, tomatoes, salt. “Heat a medium pot of water to boiling.” The system’s voice dictated over a cheerful piano melody. “Add a sprinkle of salt to water.”
Traveling through Time in the Tales of Blake Crouch
Time. It is a fascinating thing. It always keeps moving. Sometimes it passes too quickly. Sometimes it feels awfully sluggish. But the clock is always ticking. And yet sometimes it has the tendency to stand absolutely still. Time really is a mysterious thing. We, humans, have always been obsessed with time and its passage, which is why we have invented a plethora of methods - sundials, hourglasses, clocks - to measure it. We celebrate, and at the same time mourn, the passage of time. And the one thing that we want to do the most is to travel through time. Even while having casual conversations, we end up talking about time travel quite a lot. Questions like what would we do if we were given a chance to travel back in time, what would we tell our past selves, or what would we ask our future selves, turn out to be great conversation starters. Our obsession with time travel has been well represented in both the literature and the movies. The Time Machine by H G Wells introduced us to the idea of traveling through time with the help of a device in 1895. Stories like Kindred by Octavia E Butler, 11/22/63 by Stephen King, The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, The Midnight Library by Matt Haig, and The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell, all have the main character(s) interacting with and/or manipulating the flow of time. Even Hermione traveled through time in her third year at Hogwarts. But all excursions through time are not identic. Every story adds its own flavor to the concept of time travel. Please have a look here to enjoy the very many realizations of time travel in books and movies.