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Moonshot tales highlight little-known twists

Even after 50 years, it’s still possible to find new angles on one of history’s most widely witnessed events — as this year’s retellings of the Apollo 11 moon saga demonstrate. The golden anniversary of the historic mission to the … Continue reading

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5 big ideas from sci-fi author Neal Stephenson

Seattle author Neal Stephenson’s works of fiction often play off the potential for future facts — for example, the virtual world described in “Snow Crash,” the nanotechnology at the heart of “The Diamond Age” and the millennium-scale thinking that’s embodied … Continue reading

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Sci-fi ‘Fall’ blends high tech and high fantasy

Are we living in a simulation? Is there an afterlife? And if not, what would it take to create one? Seattle science-fiction author Neal Stephenson knits together ideas as old as the Bible and as up to date as Elon Musk’s … Continue reading

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Apollo anniversary inspires new blast of books

In the 50 years since Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong left humanity’s first bootprint on the moon, that “one small step” has launched one giant load of books. Basketfuls of books about space are now hitting store shelves — not … Continue reading

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Final novel adds to legacy of Seattle sci-fi star

Vonda N. McIntyre, a leader of Seattle’s science-fiction community who made her mark with “Star Trek” novels as well as the Clarion West Writers Workshop, has passed away at the age of 70. McIntyre was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer eight … Continue reading

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Books cover the cosmos on a coffee table

If you’re going to give somebody a book for the holidays, why not go big? In this age of ebooks, smartphones and tiny houses, there’s less need (and less room) for shelves of inch-thick volumes lining the walls. But it’s … Continue reading

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‘Expanse’ co-author discusses sci-fi … and politics

There’s more to Daniel Abraham than “The Expanse.” To be sure, the science-fiction saga about our future fractious solar system has been very, very good to Abraham and his co-author for the book series, Ty Franck. Writing under the pen name of James S.A. … Continue reading

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