Post Tagged with:TECHNOLOGY

Tell the Machine Goodnight

FICTION

Tell the Machine Goodnight

Reviewed by Mark Athitakis ×

In Katie Williams' thought-provoking debut, the digital revolution comes for our emotions.
Gnomon

THE SPECULATOR

Gnomon

Reviewed by Paul Di Filippo ×

In Nick Harkaway's new novel, the future is a world of omnipresent watchers
Weapons in the Wind

HISTORY

Weapons in the Wind

By Peter Lewis ×

Two books examine the history -- and disturbing present -- of chemical weapons.
Buried in the Machine: Franklin Foer on “World Without Mind”

INTERVIEW

Buried in the Machine: Franklin Foer on “World Without Mind”

A Conversation with Barbara Spindel ×

Are we "merging" with our technology? And if so, what does that mean for ideas that aren't algorithms? Barbara Spindel talks with Franklin Foer.
Doubt and Disruption: Ellen Ullman’s Life in Code

COMPUTERS

Doubt and Disruption: Ellen Ullman’s Life in Code

By Joy Press ×

Ellen Ullmann has been casting an expert -- and sometimes skeptical -- eye over the tech world since the dawn of the digital era. Profile by Joy Press.
Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked

TECHNOLOGY

Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked

Reviewed by Barbara Spindel ×

If you're wondering why you are having such a hard time putting down your phone, Adam Alter's new book suggests that's by design. Review by Barbara Spindel.
The Pluto Platter and the Power of Play

DAYBOOK

The Pluto Platter and the Power of Play

By Steve King ×

Sixty years ago, the first flying saucer crossed American skies -- and changed the face of play....
Dan Ackerman on the Building Blocks of “The Tetris Effect”

GUEST BOOKS

Dan Ackerman on the Building Blocks of “The Tetris Effect”

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

How to turn the story behind an iconic video game into fascinating reading? The author of "The Tetris Effect" shares five books that helped him shape his own.
Setting Loose the Flock

DAYBOOK

Setting Loose the Flock

By Steve King ×

This week, Twitter turns ten years old. Social media, it turns out, goes back a couple of thousand years further.
Rising Tide on a Steel Beach: SF Dreams the Anthropocene

ANTHROPOCENE

Rising Tide on a Steel Beach: SF Dreams the Anthropocene

Essay by Paul Di Filippo ×

Paul Di Filippo looks at the ways speculative fiction has imagined a future planet made in our image.
Zero K

FICTION

Zero K

Reviewed by Christopher Byrd ×

In Don DeLillo's fiction, words are the last line of defense. Review by Christopher Byrd.
Both Guardian and Spy

DAYBOOK

Both Guardian and Spy

By Steve King ×

Can the state be both the guarantor of digital liberty and the ultimate cyber-cop? By Steve King.