My award-winning SF novella
featured clones, which as some reviewers noted came a little after the peak of clones (although I wonder if we have yet to hit the “peak,” given scientific progress). Adam’s Stepsons
So as I was scouring the net for summer reads, I came across a lot of books about clones and ethical dilemmas (or lack thereof).
The main article I’ve linked here is from
Tor.com, which often posts great stuff about SF Continue Reading
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Still, the fact that someone as highly educated as Chi wrote an entire book based on salvation by extraterrestrials could be a sign of how daunting our future is starting to look.
Or, conversely, how wack some Oxford dons really are…
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“Fundamentally, we may be able to change how we create and use the materials with lifelike characteristics. Typically materials and objects we create in general are basically static… one day, we may be able to ‘grow’ objects like houses and maintain their forms and functions autonomously.”
You mean like Iron Man from a decade ago (as seen in
Venom back in 1984?
Honestly, scientists these days…can’t even keep up with comic books from the ’80s…
(That said, I’m not entirely thrilled with the idea of living in a
living house that can maintain its own form and feed itself…on what?! you might ask…)
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At the core of Oceanix City is a 4.5-acre hexagonal floating platform that is meant to host up to 300 people.
Hmm, where have I seen this before….
And just think, to accommodate all of Manhattan, we only need to make…uh…
another 5,549 of them!
Compared to convincing the powers that be that climate change is real and we’re all screwed…piece of cake!
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