Extant may end up asking what remains of us as a culture when we come to rely too heavily on technology, and when we begin to develop technology that is self-aware and intelligent enough to become manipulating, conniving, and sinister.
The nominee list for the annual Nebula Awards is out, and, as usual, it’s a strong one.
Orphan Black is asking some important questions that are becoming especially pressing in an era when cloning and other reproductive technologies are real logistical possibilities tangled in their own legal and ethical web.
Embassytown is unabashedly an intellectual exercise, bursting with ideas.
The fireworks are more Dolph Lundgren than Arnold Schwarzenegger.
If we eventually create Cylon-like robots, they’ll probably speak Japanese and have a “made in Japan” label.
Here we are given our first close-up, the initial spark of human intelligence behind terrified eyes. We realise we are no longer watching apes but men.