Past Penguicon Guest of Honor Ada Palmer has finished writing "Perhaps The Stars"! This is the fourth and final novel in the "Terra Ignota" series which began with "Too Like The Lighting", for which she won an Astounding* Award for Best New Science Fiction Author.
* (formerly named the John W Campbell award)
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"Sleepy Pumpkin" 2019 🎃💤
The ancient hard drive whirs under the apprentices right hand, as the others' fingertips rest over the keying board. The kernel ventures to the dead sectors, fragmented and distant from the seek head though they may be. The codec, deftly won in a game the evening prior, lays open on the desk nearby.
Runes suddenly flood the screen. Attention is closely paid, notes are taken. Within moments, the drive succumbs to its oxidation and the screen darkens, but the secret has been told. The apprentice utters a small gasp. "The rumors were false," he says. "Rust really does have a specification."
A new episode of the #audiobook #podcast I narrate. "UNSONG Audiobook - Interlude Kaph: The Outer Gate" http://traffic.libsyn.com/unsong/UNSONG_interlude_kaph.mp3
One year ago today, I played my #boardgame "Overworld" with Amy and Kevin, and we were photobombed by Dana.
Holy shit the World Fantasy Awards nomination URL has superscript in it... http://www.worldfantasy.org/world-fantasy-awards℠-2019/
The development of space travel technology is often preceded by tinkerers and hobby engineers hammering away in their garages. The most prolific group of these DIY builders call themselves the Dragons, and their goals are simple: Building the most visually striking ships in existence. The famous annual Dragon Parade on the Jupiter moon Ganymed is truly a sight to behold: some of the quirkiest and strangest designs in the solar system as far as the eye can see.
"Schoolhouse Rock style cartoon about impeachment sung by Jonathan Coulton"
Happy International Day Against DRM!
Then this young guy comes a-ringing, my most slothful feast he's bringing,
For the grim and grave travails of the kitchen do I shirk,
“With a pie of cheeses shredded, thou,” I said, “bring sticks a-breaded,
Slices plenty, sausage sizzling, carried with a knowing smirk—
Let me tip you with a tenner so I don't seem like a jerk!”
Quoth the pizza man,
Google's new #Stadia console platform will run a simulation of your mind and personality on their cloud servers to play a video game. It thens streams the resulting video to you over #YouTube, while you make the same motions with the joystick that it predicted you would make.
This is how they achieve what they euphemistically call "negative latency".
How do you know you are not the simulation, you ask? The answer is, you usually figure it out pretty quick. Then they just reboot you.
A way to access the Fediverse, for attendees of Penguicon, an annual convention of science fiction, open source software, and all geeky interests, in Southfield, Michigan, USA.
Convention info: https://penguicon.org