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Space: The New Canada

A bunch of ideas I've had tumbling around in my head for some time about science fiction, fear, isolation, and death, have finally gelled into an article looking at all of SF through the lens of Margaret Atwood's "Survival."
posted by 256 on May 21, 2013 - 1 comment

A QUESTION OF TIME has been published!

My debut novel (well, long novella, actually) has been published by Champagne Books! It's a time travel SF romance called A QUESTION OF TIME. It's about an SF author who finds herself transported to her high school days in the late 1980s, where she realizes she has a chance to save a favorite teacher from death. [more inside]
posted by suburbanbeatnik on Dec 19, 2012 - 4 comments

Who Was David Algonquin? The Works Of The Mystery Man Of American Letters

Ken Cosgrove, everyone's favorite Accounts man on Mad Men, has a side career as an author with many pen names. The David Algonquin Wiki imagines a world where Ken's stories have become popular and well-remembered pieces of culture but the man himself is largely a mystery (Although Harlan Ellison is a fan). Wiki is open to anyone, with an attempt being made to write his stories round-robin style.
posted by The Whelk on Apr 20, 2012 - 47 comments

LiveHoods: Using Social Media and Machine-Learning to Study Cities

Our research hypothesis is that the character of an urban area is defined not just by the the types of places found there, but also by the people that make it part of their daily life. To explore this idea, we use data from approximately 18 million check-ins collected from the location-based social network foursquare, and apply clustering algorithms to discover the different areas of the city. [more inside]
posted by jasonhong on Apr 19, 2012 - 1 comment

AE Podcast #2

AEscifi has released its second annual podcast, this time featuring our favourite science fiction short stories from 2011. As always, everything is free and Creative Commons licensed. [more inside]
posted by 256 on Jan 22, 2012 - 0 comments

TIME 2 TRAVEL: An Untourists guide to time

Time 2 Travel is a group blog for the fashionably broke time traveler. Get advice from people who've been then - Learn about Safe houses! The best cults on Delos! and maybe contribute some advice or reviews of your own. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Dec 5, 2011 - 21 comments

How Fucked Is Muni?

A web app to tell you how broken your favorite San Francisco MTA route is. Right now it's pretty simple, just pulling data from the NextMuni API when it's asked for a specific route, but I plan to revamp it this weekend to have it do periodic polling on each line so I can display stats on the front page. Other improvements in the works: get published schedules so the app will only show lines currently running, adjust the headway thresholds based on scheduled headway, collect stats for each line to rank the most broken lines in the system... got anything else I should do with this?
posted by spitefulcrow on Apr 5, 2011 - 1 comment

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