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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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Google honors Seattle sci-fi author Octavia Butler

Seattle science-fiction author Octavia E. Butler passed away in 2006, but she’s getting timely good wishes today on what would have been her 71st birthday in the form of a Google Doodle tribute. The black writer’s work broke the “white guys … Continue reading

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Freeman Dyson’s brain is still going strong at 94

Alien megaspheres … rockets powered by nuclear bombs … freeze-dried life in outer space: These are just some of the ideas that have flowered in the brain of physicist Freeman Dyson, and he’s not done yet. Dyson, who turned 94 last … Continue reading

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