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SciFi Tech Talk #000159 – Ultima

Average Rating:

3.6 rating based on 2,364 ratings (all editions)

ISBN-10: 0575116870
ISBN-13: 9780575116870
Goodreads: 20632979

Author(s): Publisher: Gollancz
Published: 11/20/2014

Fresh from his latest collaboration with Terry Pratchett on the Long Earth sequence Stephen Baxter now returns to the mysteries and challenges first hinted at in his acclaimed novel PROXIMA.

In PROXIMA we discovered ancient alien artifacts on the planet of Per Ardua - hatches that allowed us to step across light years of space as if we were stepping into another room. The universe opened up to us. Now in ULTIMA the consequences of this new freedom make themselves felt. And we discover that there are minds in the universe that are billions of years old and they have a plan for us. For some of us. But as we learn the true nature of the universe we also discover that we have countless pasts all meeting in this present and that our future is terrifyingly finite. It's time for us to fight to take back control.

This is grand scale, big idea SF of the best possible sort. It is set to build on the massive success of PROXIMA and define Stephen Baxter's work going forward.
 

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World of Tomorrow

SciFi Tech Talk #000090 – Star Trek: First Contact

Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
Star Trek: First Contact poster Rating: 7.6/10 (90868 votes)
Director: Jonathan Frakes
Writer: Gene Roddenberry (television series Star Trek), Rick Berman (story), Brannon Braga (story), Ronald D. Moore (story), Brannon Braga (screenplay), Ronald D. Moore (screenplay)
Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton
Runtime: 111 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Released: 22 Nov 1996
Plot: Captain Picard and his crew pursue the Borg back in time to stop them from preventing Earth's first contact with an alien species. They also make sure that Zefram Cochrane makes his famous maiden flight at warp speed.

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Gravity

SciFi Tech Talk #000083 – Primer

Primer (2004)
Primer poster Rating: 7.0/10 (59461 votes)
Director: Shane Carruth
Writer: Shane Carruth
Stars: Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Casey Gooden, Anand Upadhyaya
Runtime: 77 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Released: 27 May 2005
Plot: Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there's something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they've built, wrestle over their new invention.

Primer Explained: http://qntm.org/primer

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes

SciFi Tech Talk #000080 – Contact

Contact (1997)
Contact poster Rating: 7.4/10 (179341 votes)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Writer: Carl Sagan (novel), Carl Sagan (story), Ann Druyan (story), James V. Hart (screenplay), Michael Goldenberg (screenplay)
Stars: Jena Malone, David Morse, Jodie Foster, Geoffrey Blake
Runtime: 150 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Released: 11 Jul 1997
Plot: Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of intelligent aliens, who send plans for a mysterious machine.

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Cowboys & Aliens