Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom

Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom is a 2003 science fiction book, the first novel by Canadian author and digital-rights activist Cory Doctorow . Concurrent with its publication by Tor Books , published under the Creative Commons license, the author of the book is authorized to publish it.

The novel was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 2004. Continue Reading

Daemon (novel series)

Daemon and Freedom TM a two-part novel by the author Daniel Suarez about a distributed, persistent computer application, The Daemon , that begins to change the real world after the original programmer’s death. Continue Reading

Daedalus; gold, Science and the Future

Daedalus; or, Science and the Future is a book by the British scientist JBS Haldane , published in England in 1924. It was the text of a reading [1] read to the Heretics Society (an intellectual club at the University of Cambridge ) on 4 February 1923. Continue Reading

Culture series

The Culture series is a science fiction series written by Scottish author Iain M. Banks . The stories center on the Culture , a utopian , post-scarcity space society of humanoids , aliens , and very advanced artificial intelligences living in anarchist habitats spread across the Milky Way galaxy. The main theme of the novels is the dilemmas that an idealistic hyperpowerdealing with civilizations that do not share its ideals, and whose behavior it finds repulsive. In some of the stories, action takes place mainly in non-Culture environments, and the leading characters are often on the fringes of (or non-members of) the Culture, as acting agents of Culture (knowing and unknowing) in its plans to civilize the galaxy. Continue Reading

Connectome: How the Brain’s Wiring Makes Us Who We Are

Connectome: How the Brain’s Wiring Makes Us Who We Are (2012) is a book by Sebastian Seung . It introduces basic concepts in neuroscience and then elaborates on the field ofconnectomics , ie, how to scan, decode, compare, and understand patterns in brain connectivity. The book concludes with musings on cryonics and mind uploading . It was selected by the Wall Street Journal as Top Ten Nonfiction of 2012. [1] Continue Reading

Citizen Cyborg

Citizen Cyborg: Why Democratic Societies Must Respond to the Redesigned Human of the Future is a 2004 non-fiction book by bioethicist and sociologist James Hughes , who articulates democratic transhumanism as a socio-political ideology and program. [1] Continue Reading

The Children of the Sky

The Children of the Sky is a science fiction novel by American writer Vernor Vinge . It is a direct sequel to A Fire Upon the Deep and shares the Zones of Thought with a Deepness in the Sky . Unlike A Fire Upon the Deep , the novel is set completely on the Tines’ world. It was nominated for the 2012 Locus Award for Best Novel Science Fiction [1] and the Prometheus Award . [2] Continue Reading

Childhood’s End

Childhood’s End is a 1953 science fiction novel by the British author Arthur C. Clarke . The story follows the peaceful alien invasion [1] of Earth by the mysterious Overlords, whose arrival occurs after the apparent utopia under indirect alien rule, at the cost of human identity and culture. Continue Reading