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 WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 19, 2016 

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ORIGINS OF AI

Herbert Simon
Q&A by Douglas Stewart
The past and future of thinking machines

CONSPIRACY THEORY

A Kiss, a Wink, a Grassy Knoll
Fiction by Jack Womack
A love triangle soaked in a heady brew of JFK conspiracy theories

EVOLUTION OF ALTRUISM

E. O. Wilson
Q&A by Tabitha M. Powledge
The renowned biologist on sociobiology, hive minds, and the destiny in our genes


PLUS
WAKING DREAMS

» Q&A: Astronaut Story Musgrave on the altered state of space walking

» FICTION: Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life by Michaela Roessner

» MIND-BRAIN LAB: Night Visions by Keith Harary

» FEATURE: The Dark Reflections of Mr. Robot by Jason Teich



AND DON’T MISS
TIME TWISTS
Time Twists
» FICTION: “US” by Howard Waldrop

» FICTION: Thirteen Phantasms by James P. Blaylock

» Q&A: Nobel winner Ilya Prigogine on the Arrow of Time

» FICTION: His Powder’d Wig, His Crown of Thornes by Marc Laidlaw



Alien Fiction Festival
Alien Fiction
» Paris in June by Pat Cadigan
» Hannibal’s Elephants by Robert Silverberg
» Lovetoys of the Gods by Pat Cadigan
» Exogamy by John Crowley
» Against Babylon by Robert Silverberg
» What I Did to Blunt the Alien Invasion by Barry N. Malzberg
» Some Strange Desire by Ian McDonald
» Kingdom Come by Bruce McAllister
» Unidentified Objects by James P. Blaylock
» They’re Made Out of Meat by Terry Bisson
» The First Contact with the Gorgonids by Ursula K. Le Guin
» Amanda and the Alien by Robert Silverberg
» Mr. Goober’s Show by Howard Waldrop


From the Event Horizon Hub
The Mummy
FEATURE: Angst Boards the Enterprise — Jason Teich looks at the latest installment of the 50-year-old SF franchise

FICTION: “US” — a story of alternate possibilities by Howard Waldrop

PLUS: The Girl Detective by Kelly Link



GALLERY
An Evelyn Taylor Retrospective

MORE STORIES

FICTION: Queen of Angels by Kathe Koja

MIND-BRAIN LAB: Take the Test: Can You Resist the Lure of Cults?

Q&A: George Schaller on Saving the Species

FICTION: Going Under by Jack Dann

Q&A: Red Whittaker on the Robot Nation

FICTION: The Final Remake of the Return of Little Latin Larry by Pat Cadigan

FEATURE: Seeding Other Worlds with Life from Earth

Q&A: Tom Sever on Off-Planet Archaeology

FICTION: Grand Prix by Simon Ings

Q&A: Richard Feynman on the True Meaning of Physics

FEATURE: Special Report: The Truth About Roswell

Q&A: Freeman Dyson on the Future of the Universe

Q&A: Gerard K. O’Neill on Space Colonies

FICTION: Dr. Tillmann’s Consultant by Cherry Wilder

Q&A: George Smoot on the Birth of the Universe

FEATURE: Culture Aquatica: Settling Under the Sea

Q&A: Daniel “Coyote” Wolf on Riding with a Tribe of Outlaw Bikers

FEATURE: Cloning Extinct Animals: Should We Bring Back the Dinosaurs?

Q&A: John Lilly on Dolphin Consciousness

FICTION: Open Veins by Simon Ings

Q&A: Candace Pert on the Molecules of Emotion

FICTION: The Ancient Mind at Work by Suzy McKee Charnas

Q&A: James Cameron on Terminator, Alien, Titanic & More

FEATURE: Seeking the Fountain of Youth: The Neverending Quest to Stop Aging

PROVOCATION: Does Past Life Therapy Really Work?



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