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  • Review: New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson

    In the near future, the ice caps are going to melt, sea levels will rise, and disaster will hit the planet. Unlike other apocalypses in fiction, Kim Stanley Robinson seems to suggest that we’ll do alright after all this. New York 2140 looks at the city of New York after the disaster. The world has… [Continue Reading]

    Review: New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Review: Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory

    When a family of psychics gets discredited in the 1970s, you would think that their story would end right there.  Nope. It is just the start. Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory picks up the story of the Telemachus family in 1995. At first glance, this could easy be a piece of nostalgia. But it goes beyond… [Continue Reading]

    Review: Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory
  • Review: Autonomous by Annalee Newitz

    In the future, corporations will rule everything and crafted drugs will help people achieve many things. Those on the fringe will fight against this same world. From this description, Autonomous by Annalee Newitz would seem like another rip off William Gibson’s Neuromancer, but it’s more than that. Based in the year 2144, this story tells… [Continue Reading]

    Review: Autonomous by Annalee Newitz
  • Review: The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss

    In the lead up to the 2018 Nebula Awards, our sci-fi and fantasy guru Shaun Taylor reviews the nominees. When read a story, we assume that what the author is telling us, is the truth. But what would happen if a number of classic stories were wrong ? Theodora Goss plays with this premise really… [Continue Reading]

    Review: The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss

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The Watch – virtual worlds in the news

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Who hasn’t played chess on a rollercoaster?

Well, to be honest I haven't, for two reasons. First, I'm a crap chess player. Second, I get motion sickness on a … [Read More...]

Staking the Claim

SLOz is the first Second Life news portal aimed at informing Australian SL users on events in-world, real world issues … [Read More...]

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