Tag: computers

SciFi Tech Talk #000163 – The Difference Engine

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3.4 rating based on 17,485 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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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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