Interview in Two Parts

FoesOfReality put up an interview with Leonid Korogodski, the author of Pink Noise, conducted by Miranda (Ran) Weingartner. It comes in two parts, and it bites deep into the meat of many issues surrounding the concept of artificial intelligence and their implications for the future. FoesOfReality Interview: Part I: Digital vs Analog Intelligence, Role of [...]

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Foes of Reality Review of Pink Noise

Miranda at Foes of Reality reviewed Pink Noise: A Posthuman Tale. At first, like Alice, she “was feeling rather lost until I found the key to Leo’s code: [...] Pink Noise is science as prose poetry.” She even suggested a soundtrack! “How does it feel — to be a ray of light? You’re cutting through [...]

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Review of Pink Noise by SheNeverSlept

The reviewer at SheNeverSlept.com finds the Pink Noise story “quite exciting” but finds the non-fiction notes in the back of the book even more enjoyable: Pink Noise: A Posthuman Tale by Leonid Korogodski is a mind melting tale of the future. The humans have made it to Mars and have also discovered immortality. They download [...]

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Worldcon 2012

My Worldcon 2012 schedule: Thursday, August 30, 4:30–6:00pm Hive Minds, Real and Fictional Hive minds are a commonly used trope to make aliens more foreign. What do hive minds look like in reality and how do they compare to the depictions in fiction? Carl Fink (moderator), Leo Korogodski, Ramez Naam, Tanglwyst de Holloway Friday, August [...]

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Can Science Solve All Our Problems?

Not long ago, on my blog, I took a look at the subject of Optimism and Darkness in Science Fiction, arguing the benefits of progress from the perspective of the science of complex systems. That prompted the author Lynda Williams to pose this question to me: Can science solve all our problems?

Yes. And no.

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Beth Cato’s Little Story That Could

Our guest blogger, Beth Cato, has a few words to share on Dreams, Horses, and the Little Story That Could: There’s something I’ve learned during the past few years. If you want to succeed as a writer, it’s not all about talent. It’s not about developing a thick skin. Rejections make you cry? Scream? Those [...]

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Book Review: The Immortality Virus

“Only when life is short can one imagine that love lasts forever.” This line sums up one of the major themes of The Immortality Virus by Christine Amsden. Set in the far future, when the humanity stopped aging, this story explores such deep subjects as the price and benefits of immortality, while at the same [...]

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Optimism and Darkness in Science Fiction

In mid-February, I attended Boskone, a science fiction convention in Boston. I was on the “Optimism vs. Darkness in SF” panel, together with John Joseph Adams, Jennifer Pelland, Phoebe Wray, and the moderator Peter Brett. After the panel, Justine Graykin, who was in the audience, came to me and said thank you for a brief [...]

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Jim Hines reviews Pink Noise

Jim Hines reviews Pink Noise on his blog: “[...] The worldbuilding is incredibly rich, and there were plenty of, “Hey, that’s so cool!” moments, which is one of the things I read SF for. [...]“

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BookSpot reviews Pink Noise

BookSpotCentral has published a glowing review of Pink Noise: A Posthuman Tale. One of the coolest, most well-designed and fascinating hard SF novels I’ve read lately is Leonid Korogodski’s page-turning Pink Noise (A PostHuman Tale). Have you perhaps never heard of the author? You have now. I believe Leonid will soon be one of today’s [...]

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