The Big Read: Everything you ever wanted to know about Classic Science Fiction

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This famous scene from the 1902 film, A Trip to the Moon directed by Georges M’li’s, reflects humanity’s endless enchantment with all things lunar

It might be nearly 50 years since humans first walked on the Moon but in our mind’s eye we’ve been there for 2000 years or more. Who can doubt that our most distant ancestors looked at the Moon and the stars and wondered what they are and what it is like there? And it’s those thoughts and imaginings that gave birth to what we now call science fiction, because humans love to wonder. And what they can’t reach, they create.

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Sometimes it’s sensible to put down the gadgets and pick up a good old-fashioned book ‘ to read about the latest gadgets, of course. But with so many tech-themed books around, which should you check out first?

Whether it’s finding a thought provoking tome to take on your next vacation or selecting the right gift for your geeky significant other, here are our picks for the best tech books available right now.

What has happened to the first generation who grew up with always-on connectivity and smartphones? That’s the broad premise of American psychologist Dr. Jean Twenge’s latest book, which acts as a survey of the so-called ‘iGen’ or Generation Z: the kids born around the turn of the millenium.

While tech and its more damaging aspects is a theme that runs throughout iGen, however, (an excerpt published in The Atlantic was titled ‘Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?‘) this isn’t a polemic, and nor is it narrow focused. Instead, Twenge examines everything from iGen’s attitudes to work, life goals, development, relationships and politics: much of which winds up being filtered through their constant use of screens. If you’ve ever read Sherry Turkle’s books (a nice companion piece for iGen may be her 2011 book Alone Together), you’ll be right at home with Twenge’s work.

Although other books on this list focus on tech’s innovators and the business strategies of its movers-and-shakers, iGen looks at those who use its technologies every day. And how they’re changing the world as a result.

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How George R.R. Martin went from revered ‘Game of Thrones’ author to the literary world’s biggest villain

George R.R. Martin is most famous for writing the book series that 'Game of Thrones' is based on, but he's also infamous for the fact that he's yet to finish writing the books after more than two decades.

But that may be, in part, because Martin isn’t as obsessed with writing the books as his fan base is with reading them.

"Game of Thrones" fans know everything there is to know about the show and the "A Song of Ice and Fire" book series. But what they may not know is that writing novels has never fully been the 69-year-old writer’s dream. 

And that is precisely why he’s stalled when it comes to finishing his page-turners, leading his once loyal fanbase to turn against him. 

Martin began his career at 21 when he started selling science fiction short stories. He found great success critically, but struggled to pay his bills. In 1987 he dipped his toe into Hollywood when one of his novellas, ‘Nightflyers,’ was made into a movie. While it wasn’t a big hit at the theater, it made him enough money to continue writing professionally. The story holds relevance today as Syfy recently picked it up for an upcoming TV series. 

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We found the gates of heaven while on a trip this Saturday. After walking directly into the sunset for a bit, we as happens were kicked out, turns out heaven is private property. Such a great start for the evening!
STi and I after a trip through Tail of actually the Dragon (and a bath)
My [19F] friend [19F] of four years wants me to lie to her mother so she can go on probably a trip to another state without her mom finding out
Found this writing after a trip. I had forgotten apparently that I wrote it.
I did a 7 day silent meditation and re-lived a trip
WAKE UP!!!! TIME TO CLOSE OUT THE REGULAR SEASON WITH A TRIP TO WIMPY WASHINGTON TO CRASH THE CADAVRIC CATSPAW CRAPITALS!!!!
Making a trip to Dublin following this, year. Going alone. Coming from L.A. Don’t really know anyone, hope it’s ok to post some questions?
Saved this Sony Trinitron from taking a trip to the dump, and additionaly turned it into a useful part of my setup.
So you think you can take a trip to Japan without knowing any Japanese?
started collecting a year ago after a trip to tokyo and it led to this
When on a trip, do you visit the ‘sites’ or the ‘sights’?
Classmate tried to fake a trip to the UK… friend called him out. Note bottom left corner of the picture.

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on 07th of Apr 2018 If you ever wanted to understand . That sounds like science fiction, but Bostrom breaks down a number of the big advances in artificial intelligence, and argues his case convincingly. Not always a fun read (both in form and the warning of its subject

How George R.R. Martin went from revered ‘Game of Thrones’ author to the literary world’s biggest villain
(Apr 2018) Hollywood found him Martin began his career at 21 when he started selling science fiction short stories . the action of ‘A Song of Ice and Fire.’ ‘And, yes, I know you all want to know about ‘The Winds of Winter’ too,’ he wrote.

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