I enjoyed this book and rated it highly. It’s more of an inspirational book about the art of editing rather than a how to manual so I feel I should warn readers of that even though I gave it such a high rating.
This week you can learn of Appalachian Foodways.
Guests are allowed to act out sadistic impulses and enact gruesome assault, murder and death scenes with their “Hosts” robots. This is meant as a metaphor about God allowing suffering. It doesn’t work as a metaphor for me since what company would allow valuable equipment to be constantly damaged? Especially when the offscreen Board demands cutbacks in the park’s budget. Allowing guests to damage equipment is an unnecessary expense.
This show’s trope might work if Westworld was cast in a far–future, post–scarcity society that could afford to be so wasteful but this is the dawn of sentience in A.I. I figure the Westworld company may not care about the Hosts’ civic rights but what about the protection of their capital and tangible assets?
This week there were VR trips to Mars, volume control tattos and jet engine bio-fuels.
Isaac Asimov is one of the few people who can make their autobiography interesting. He may sound like he’s bragging but there’s no escaping a fact he’s a Master of Science Fiction and denying it would be ridiculous. It’s interesting for writers to see his mind at work and will answer any questions fans of what happened behind the scenes while he was writing his stories.
This week features Ozymandias and alternative healing methods.
I found out you can see a space station in VR and a hip replacements use 3D models.
An interesting autobiography of a mostly forgotten Victorian celebrity. A good reference for Native history and Victorian history. It has some details that may help writers of steam punk if you like obscure details. I’m Mohawk myself and felt obligated to read this book for the sake of being informed of my people’s history, and found it enjoyable.
National Geographic shows people how to fight like Vikings this week, and there was a documentary on England’s ancient oaks.
I got notice my scifi story “Liquid Courage” made me a co-winner of the 2016 Imagining Indigenous Futurism contest. A sign I’m getting better at this.