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SciFi Tech Talk #000183 – 2312

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3.4 rating based on 13,540 ratings (all editions)

ISBN-10: 0316098124
ISBN-13: 9780316098120
Goodreads: 11830394

Author(s): Publisher: Orbit
Published: 5/22/2012

The year is 2312. Scientific and technological advances have opened gateways to an extraordinary future. Earth is no longer humanity's only home; new habitats have been created throughout the solar system on moons, planets, and in between. But in this year, 2312, a sequence of events will force humanity to confront its past, its present, and its future.

The first event takes place on Mercury, on the city of Terminator, itself a miracle of engineering on an unprecedented scale. It is an unexpected death, but one that might have been foreseen. For Swan Er Hong, it is an event that will change her life. Swan was once a woman who designed worlds. Now she will be led into a plot to destroy them.
 

Next episode: The 1968 movie Barbarella

“Barbarella, an astronaut from the 41st century, sets out to find and stop the evil scientist Durand Durand, whose Positronic Ray threatens to bring evil back into the galaxy.” – imdb.com

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.

Next episode:
Predestination

SciFi Tech Talk #000144 – Freedomâ„¢

Average Rating:

4.3 rating based on 22,194 ratings (all editions)

ISBN-10: 0451231899
ISBN-13: 9780451231895
Goodreads: 8488830

Author(s): Publisher: Signet
Published: 1/4/2011

The propulsive, shockingly plausible sequel to New York Times bestseller Daemon, the "Greatest. Techno-thriller. Period."*
*William O'Brien, former director of cybersecurity and communications systems policy at the White House


2009 saw one of the most inventive techno-thriller debuts in decades as Daniel Suarez introduced his terrifying and tantalizing vision of a new world order. Daemon captured the attention of the tech community, became a national bestseller, garnered attention from futurists, literary critics, and the halls of government-leaving readers clamoring for the conclusion to Suarez's epic story.

In the opening chapters of Freedom(tm), the Daemon is well on its way toward firm control of the modern world, using an expanded network of real-world, dispossessed darknet operatives to tear apart civilization and rebuild it anew. Civil war breaks out in the American Midwest, with the mainstream media stoking public fear in the face of this 'Corn Rebellion'. Former detective Pete Sebeck, now the Daemon's most famous and most reluctant operative, must lead a small band of enlightened humans in a populist movement designed to protect the new world order.

But the private armies of global business are preparing to crush the Daemon once and for all. In a world of conflicted loyalties, rapidly diminishing government control, and a new choice between free will and the continuing comforts of ignorance, the stakes could not be higher: hanging in the balance is nothing less than democracy's last hope to survive the technology revolution.

 

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Wing Commander

SciFi Tech Talk #000129 – Tron

TRON (1982)
TRON poster Rating: 6.8/10 (87413 votes)
Director: Steven Lisberger
Writer: Steven Lisberger (screenplay), Steven Lisberger (story), Bonnie MacBird (story)
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, Cindy Morgan
Runtime: 96 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Released: 9 Jul 1982
Plot: A computer hacker is abducted into the digital world and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program.

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Battleship