The Martian: A Novel

Andy Weir

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But boy, did Besson assemble a crack team to visualise it. The latter two collaborated on several excellent books, including The Mote in God's Eye. You manage to answer complex questions in relatively short articles and with really intelligent answers. In a futuristic city designed for aggression and political instability three characters try desperately to survive: a wounded man shot during a demonstration, an antagonistic policeman, and a foolish vigilante. 98 min. 999:1408 Directed by Peter Weir.

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BLOODY SEASON

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Knights of Sidonia is a really fantastic piece of sci-fi that, IMHO, is not to be missed. It is one of the first SF novels I read that seemed to get the reality of being a scientist. More satirical/humorous works ( The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Futurama, Red Dwarf, etc.) also tend to fall into soft science fiction. Now, climatologist Jack Hall, his son Sam, and a small band of survivors must ride out the growing superstorm and stay alive in the face of an enemy more powerful and relentless than anything anyone has ever encountered: Mother Nature. 123 min.

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The Span of Empire (Jao Empire)

David Carrico

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DVD X6422 Resident Evil (UK / Germany / France / USA, 2002) Directed by Paul W. Nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg dauerte es lange, bis wieder größere Science-Fiction-Autoren im deutschsprachigen Raum in Erscheinung traten. Environmental erosion is almost complete and voluntary death is encouraged by government-sponsored clinics. You didn't sign for a time-travel project, he thought, unless you had a taste for incongruity. After Wells's father's shop failed, his family, which included two older brothers, struggled financially.

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Life is a Meal

Jeff Howe

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Best of all were the fans, who held conventions around the country. But most people have lived many different places over the course of their lives. Oddly, their record-shattering crowning achievement, 2012’s heavily sci-fi flavoured ‘The Avengers’, didn’t place in this list, with our voters preferring to go back to the source. I think more likely we’re going to have microscopic drones that can kill everybody.

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Thera Citizens

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He's also called Ormazd, Jupiter, Zeus, many names. Please do not download, publish, or use anything from this art gallery without permission from the artist. Although published in 1968, it hasn't lost a shred of relevancy to today's society, and I was immensely pleased when Rite of Passage was reprinted in 2007. It certainly does not destroy or even insult Reason; and it does not either blunt the appetite for, nor obscure the perception of, scientific verity.

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Carnage Asada: A Virtual Reality Gaol Production

L Michael Haller

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In this tale, the soldier knew very well who Archimedes was, and the murder stems from the great Mathematician refusing to work for the Roman Army, after some fascinating discussion about the use of Mathematics in military science. Believed dead after being shot down, Manfred Von Richthofen, the infamous Red Baron is restored to health as a cybernetic robot and enlisted to aid Germany in it's quest to fight the return of the aliens. Among television sci fi franchises, Some of the earlier and better thought out episodes of may go here, if they were taken as "stand alone" universes without the humanoid of the week syndrome or the treknobabble, the unfortunate screenplay necessity of aliens that look identical to baseline humans is permissable because one can only do so much with costumes and make-up) (apart from ridiculous elements like the Prussian Centauris, which correspond to mushy soft silliness, the rest is pretty good - e.g. the Star Furies have attitude control jets (realistic / hard SF), the Babylon 5 habitat is an O'Neill type cylinder, and so on); (to their credit the writers chose not to introduce explanations to all the ultratech, thus wisely avoiding the "treknobabble" trap, however elements of the Farscape Universe are absurd, e.g. the Scarrin who are unaffected by cold and whose hide is impervious to weapons); TV series (wormholes as an FTL device, but later also adapted classic Trekkist memes in more recent episodes (shields, etc), although the screenplay and internal consistency is far superior to almost all the post-Roddenberry Star Trek material); and the TV series may go here, although it does include some more progressive concepts like AI and nanotech, but in any case, like all TV sci fi it is softer than most written SF.

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Brain Wave

Poul Anderson

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The text is fine for reading, but illustration work starts to run dark, pixellating and/or losing shades of grey. You didn't sign for a time-travel project, he thought, unless you had a taste for incongruity. When Jamie Sommers (played by Lindsay Wagner) has a horrific parachuting accident, the government rebuilds her using the latest technology. By then, however, various publishing houses were beginning to put out hardcover science fiction books.

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The ABACUS Protocol

Thea Gregory

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Description: “In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race’s next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. The reason that the terminology is changing is that we want to treat them as people first; it's somewhat like when you refer to somebody with bad knees, they're a person with bad knees, not a bad knees' person. A wholly original mix of a science fiction book and a satire. If an algorithm of programming designed by humans created AI, then isn't the human intelligence we experience an algorithm as well?

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Light Years Of Fear

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The stories document the twisted behaviors of leaders, wars of conquest, socio-political struggles, and moral themes. If you threw mass overboard with every battle, you'd have to get more from somewhere. I find that often hard science fiction includes more details about the science rather than just brushing over it as well. This procedure was allegedly used in the production of the first cloned human mentioned above.

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We Sail Off To War

Jay Slater

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As the title suggests it is an attempt at cross-genre between sci-fi and western. So, consider this your opportunity to suggest Gateway Science Fiction -- Good, recent science fiction for people who don't read science fiction. I finally fumed my way through the movie praying that Keith David (Goliath) would have another line, and he didn’t! A centralized government is more likely to have a monotheistic main core than a forager/Band society.

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