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  • 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
  • Review: The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin

    In the lead up to the 2018 Nebula Awards, our sci-fi and fantasy guru Shaun Taylor reviews the nominees. In the final installment of Broken Earth, N.K. Jemisin presents an incredible vision of the end or rebirth of the planet. With Essun and Nassun – Mother and Daughter – against each other, the clock is… [Continue Reading]

    Review: The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin

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Third-party SL viewers continue to grow

Since the open-sourcing of the browser code, the innovation that's occurred in that area has been substantial. A recent … [Read More...]

Merged realities – events and issues for virtual worlds

1. As mentioned previously, Deakin University's Jon-Paul Cacioli is conducting a study on body image in virtual worlds. He … [Read More...]

Reader poll is live

We've created a poll widget on The Metaverse Journal website - it's just below our machinima of the week section. We're … [Read More...]

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