SciFi Tech Talk #000166 – Predestination

Predestination (2014)
Predestination poster Rating: 7.4/10 (168,986 votes)
Director: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig
Writer: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig, Robert A. Heinlein (story "All You Zombies")
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Christopher Kirby, Christopher Sommers
Runtime: 97 min
Rated: R
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Released: 09 Jan 2015
Plot: For his final assignment, a top temporal agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time. The chase turns into a unique, surprising and mind-bending exploration of love, fate, identity and time travel taboos.

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SciFi Tech Talk #000165 – Westworld

Westworld (1973)
Westworld poster Rating: 7.1/10 (26,998 votes)
Director: Michael Crichton
Writer: Michael Crichton
Stars: Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin, Norman Bartold
Runtime: 88 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Released: 21 Nov 1973
Plot: A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park.

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SciFi Tech Talk #000163 – The Difference Engine

Average Rating:

3.4 rating based on 15,230 ratings (all editions)

ISBN-10: 055329461X
ISBN-13: 9780553294613
Goodreads: 337116

Author(s): Publisher: Spectra Books
Published: 2//1992

1855: The Industrial Revolution is in full and inexorable swing, powered by steam-driven cybernetic Engines. Charles Babbage perfects his Analytical Engine and the computer age arrives a century ahead of its time. And three extraordinary characters race toward a rendezvous with history - and the future: Sybil Gerard - dishonored woman and daughter of a Luddite agitator; Edward "Leviathan" Mallory - explorer and paleontologist; Laurence Oliphant - diplomat and spy. Their adventure begins with the discovery of a box of punched Engine cards of unknown origin and purpose. Cards someone wants badly enough to kill for...

Part detective story, part historical thriller, The Difference Engine is the first collaborative novel by two of the most brilliant and controversial science fiction authors of our time. Provocative, compelling, intensely imagined, it is a startling extension of Gibson's and Sterling's unique visions - in a new and totally unexpected direction!
 

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