james shared a status by elmyra
dr elmyra
elmyra@wandering.shop

I am really loving all the posts. Little gems of hope and positivity. Insight into all the things people care about. (I hadn't considered light pollution!) Keep them coming, folks! Let's imagine our / world together!

2 days ago
james shared a status by solarpunkcast
Solarpunk Now!
solarpunkcast@spore.social

I'm looking for . Poems that embody a solarpunk ethos, inspire you to think about and , that show our world in a new hopeful light... any length, any format. Share your recs!

2 days ago
james shared a status by bech
Morten
bech@mstdn.dk

⚡️ Yesterday @oluOnline posted a question about the alignment in aims and speculativity of and .

It sparked off a longer debate about , , , , and , in which @mattwilcox took the position, that humankind will always strive for improvement, we just need to find the least harmful way to do it, while @cferdinandi argued, that increasing power consumption will always be a setback, especially when it’s not improving anything (as in the case with AI).

I couldn’t really agree with myself who was more right. Because of course they are both right in each their respect, aren’t they? And that is kind of the central paradox.

Go read the original post and the thread right here, it’s really interesting and an important debate.

social.gfsc.studio/@oluOnline/

2 days ago
james shared a status by stephanieburgis
Stephanie Burgis
stephanieburgis@wandering.shop

Ohhhh this @naomikritzer short story is so heart-expanding and just lovely: clarkesworldmagazine.com/kritz

I felt better for having read it!

1 day ago
james shared a status by SFRuminations
Joachim Boaz
SFRuminations@wandering.shop

Harry Turtledove (1949-) was born on this day. Bibliography: isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?148

L, Romas Kukalis, 1987; R, David Schleinkofer, 1990

1 day ago
james shared a status by cyborg_writer
River J. Hopkins
cyborg_writer@writing.exchange

I am SUPER broke this month, so I'm looking to take on a new client.

My wheelhouse includes , , , , and variations/combinations thereupon. is my special favorite. No Erotica, please.

If you'd like to discuss a quote for your manuscript, email me a query with a short synopsis, the first 1-3 full pages, and your word count: river@riverjhopkins.com

23 hours ago
james shared a status by spookygirl
Lauren McMenemy
spookygirl@mastodon.scot

Every Friday, I meet a member of the British Fantasy Society and peer deep into their soul (or, at least, a form they filled out). This week it's Jendia Gammon, who you might've seen hanging out at the Nebula Conference last week as she was up for a Nebula Award! (And yes, I know I should've scheduled it for last week instead and I feel stupid.)

This is one for the scientists who like to blend genres...

britishfantasysociety.org/meet

18 hours ago
james shared a status by wctracy
William C. Tracy
wctracy@wandering.shop

We're all set up at HeroesCon in Charlotte NC! it's going to be a huge show! Come see us at C-AA-401 near the cosplay stage and get some books and our exclusive Lesbians in Space Tshirt!

17 hours ago
james shared a status by susankayequinn
Susan Kaye Quinn 🌱(she/her)
susankayequinn@wandering.shop

NEW EPISODE! All about Grist's hopeful climate fiction contest from editor Tory Stephens —submit your story now! (Deadline June 24th)

grist.org/about-imagine-2200-c

Bright Green Futures — a podcast about stories to build a better world

BrightGreenFutures.wtf

We're lifting up and stories to build a better world.




16 hours ago
james shared a status by SFRuminations
Joachim Boaz
SFRuminations@wandering.shop

James Tiptree, Jr. + Uttakleiv Beach and hike in the Lofoten Islands, Norway

16 hours ago
james shared a status by ScienceDesk
Flipboard Science Desk
ScienceDesk@flipboard.social

"Dyson spheres" were theorized as a way to detect alien life. Scientists say they’ve found potential evidence.

CNN reports on a new effort by researchers to find something that originated in science fiction: flip.it/R5FU4S

For similar stories, follow @space-news-science

15 hours ago
james shared a status by Eldoniousrex
Eldoniousrex
Eldoniousrex@peoplemaking.games

The June Bad Mech article has arrived! The Blackjack got a bum wrap for bum feet. But, that doesn't make it a winner. ( I actually like the Blackjack. I don't pick the subjects folks. )

Read the full article here:
sarna.net/news/bad-mechs-black

15 hours ago
James S. Aaron
james@mementomori.social

@Tyjos84 I was just thinking about M.A.S.K. the other day and ended up going down a rabbit hole

12 hours ago
james shared a status by Tyjos84
Tyjos
Tyjos84@mastodon.world

I need to get back to watching Exo Squad this weekend.

I'm glad I grew up during a time when Cartoons were packed with this type of Action.

12 hours ago
james shared a status by fraying
Derek Powazek 🐐
fraying@xoxo.zone

Oh hi, Panda.

1 day ago
james shared a status by stephenkb.bsky.social
Stephen Bush
stephenkb.bsky.social@bsky.brid.gy

I think the key to understanding why there is so much bad TV on streaming is that good TV is fundamentally a product of the constraints, forced expediencies and incentives created by broadcast. Devoid of those it either becomes endless “have some soma” filler or overlong movies.

2 days ago
james shared a status by qurlyjoe
Kindness is as kindness does
qurlyjoe@mstdn.social

For the last 25 years I’ve (obsessively?) tracked our household spending. FWIW, this chart shows what we (wife & myself) have spent monthly on groceries and restaurants since 2010 (earlier data was spotty) thru last month. Up to October 2016 was in MA, since then is CO. Some spikes reflect family events we hosted. Low points are unexplained. We’re neither particularly frugal nor profligate. My only point is, I expected a sharper recent increase than what’s shown. But it’s not there.

2 days ago