science fiction

A diverse independent comics anthology needs your help!!

eryndoodlyn:

enoughspaceforeveryoneelse:

Enough Space for Everyone Else is an anthology of sci-fi/space comics by diverse creators, about diverse characters, and spanning diverse tones and genres (specifically, no military, no imperialism, no war!).

We’re trying to fund it via Kickstarter (link here), and while we’ve gotten a lot of support so far, we are as of this writing less than halfway to our goal ($33,000) with only 11 days until the deadline (July 16). And reminder that the way Kickstarter works is, if you don’t get enough pledges to make your funding goal, you don’t get anything. So the existence of this book is literally relying on you.

This is crunch time.

All of the involved creators are independent artists and writers who, despite having talent out the wazoo, aren’t rich or famous, which can make it hard for us to get media attention. But this is a really fantastic project, and the work of all our contributors deserves to be published—so please, help make this book possible by pledging whatever you can afford and reblogging (not just liking!) this post.

Thank you so much! Your support means the world galaxy to us!

As a contributor, I guarantee all of this is EXCEPTIONAL work, and it would be great to meet our goal and release more diverse stories into the world!

Even if you can’t donate, PLEASE help spread the word!

I’ve been hearing about this project for a while, and it’s exciting to see it coming to fruition. Signal boost!

caitidh:

Movies You Should See (And Maybe Haven’t)Attack the Block (2011)

Dimples: What kind of alien, out of all the places in the whole wide world, would invade some shitty council estate in south London?
Dennis:
One that’s lookin’ for a fight!

Saw this recently with friends and no expectations, and at the end all of us applauded. In my living room. Yeah, it’s that kind of movie. 

simongannoncollection:

gabrielcassata:

“The Empyrean Chronicles is an anthology of fan fiction and fan art set in the living science-fiction universe of Eve Online. Submissions are OPEN until December 12th, 2015. The first book will be published during the first quarter of 2016, and exact date will be announced in early 2016. Initially our plan is to provided a downloadable print-quality PDF for FREE to anyone that wants one.”

I’m so excited about this project and really honored to have landed the cover of the debut volume. This is shaping up to be a marvelous community project and I hope everyone with a voice in the EVE universe lends a hand, shares their stories and spreads the word. 

Here’s a link for the full post: http://bit.ly/1MJqyNV

I am totally down for this being the cover.

Man, I don’t even know the context, and I agree. That cover. !!

bluedelliquanti:

harinef:

whitegirlsaintshit:

b1a4gasms:

la-lobalita:

kentstatecult:

Most of my Saturday was spent looking up stuff about Bina48.

BINA48 is a project of Terasem Movement, Inc™ and is designed to test whether a person’s consciousness can be downloaded into a non-biological or nanotechnological body after combining detailed data about a person through the use of future consciousness software

A lesbian of color black lesbian (who is married to a trans woman) becomes the model for an ultra advanced AI system.
This is huge.

Other links: [x] [x] [x]

So lemme get this… the developer/CEO of the development company is a jewish trans lesbian woman and the highest paid female ceo in america, and this project is based on her wife, a black lesbian woman, and both are mothers with children from previous relationships who they have now each legally adopted???

this exists in the actual world and people still think sci fi can only be about straight cis vaguely-christian white men…….

okay!!!!!!!!!!!!! yes!!!!!!!! also, are they lookin for a sugar baby?

i am slain

Once again, truth outdoes fiction.

Also, read everything you can about Martine Rothblatt and Bina Aspen immediately.

Whoa, wow, what. This is so incredible that I actually had to take a minute and do some research to make sure it wasn’t a hoax! I’m amazed I never heard of this before~ It’s sort of beautifully fitting that I heard about it through bluedelliquanti, too. I can’t help but want to ask, was Bina48 part of the inspiration for the comic? Or is it just an amazing coincidence? [PS O Human Star is starting up again TOMORROW go read it right now]

There’s a lot of press about the Terasem Movement Foundation, the motor behind this whole project, most of which seems fairly negative – even going so far as to ridicule their idea of “mindfiles” being uploaded into a cybernetic “consciousness” that would live on after a person’s death, a kind of immortality of the Ghost in an artificial Shell. (My personal concern would be more along the lines of, even if you can reproduce someone’s personhood in android form, I’m not sure you could reproduce their inner life; the idea of surviving as a sort of faux me for the benefit of my loved ones and the world, but with my actual awareness long gone into the great beyond, is sort of eerie and awkward to me. I mean, it could have fantastic applications to, say, replicate amazing professors into hundreds of classrooms, immortalize great minds, create a line of empathic service machines… But maybe not literally prolong a human consciousness into a facsimile. But anyway.)

Let’s take a step back though, because in a sense, whether or not this is actually feasible is way less important than the fact that people are actually working on this. Dude. I grew up expecting that when I’d be an adult, it would be The Future. I’ve been feeling mostly cheated of my robots and hoverboards (although the Minority Report-style motion activated screens on the sides of bus stops my city recently implemented are partly making up for it). It’s super exciting that all kinds of furious science is being attempted. The connections between science and science-fiction flow both ways, as ever, but now we’re really starting to see the results. And I haven’t even touched on the fact that the people behind this project are amazing fascinating individuals who totally blow the scientific/sci-fi cliche of (as perfectly summarized by commenter above) “straight cis vaguely-christian white men” out of the water??

There’s a lot going on here. Whatever your opinions on the Bina48 project, it’s definitely and absolutely worth reading up about.

lecinematheque:

Pumzi – dir. Wanuri Kahiu // Kenya

In a dystopian future 35 years after an ecological WWIII  has torn the world apart, East African survivors of the devastation remain locked away in contained communities, but a young woman in possession of a germinating seed struggles against the governing council to bring the plant to Earth’s ruined surface.

This looks gorgeous!! I love the idea of discovering imagined worlds that spring from different perspectives. Going to try to get my hands on this movie!