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"Neither highbrows nor lowbrows nor midbrows, but elastic-brows.” — George Orwell
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Be sure to drink your Ovaltine.

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Dr Easy: watch here now

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Animals, electric and otherwise.

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Guaranteed personality: Frederick Winslow Taylor?

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More near nostalgia! Animated gifs.

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Karel Čapek introduced that term, in Prague, in 1921…

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If androids do not yet dream, they certainly speak.

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Twitter Climate Bot: I’m sorry Dave, I cannot allow that invalid argument.

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The knickknack space race

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Baby you can drive my hovercar.

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Just lie back and put on your visor and body armor.

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Robots winking their way across the uncanny valley.

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The air force of the Bionic Learning Network

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Submit a telepathy story; attend a Radium-Age podcast.

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The 3rd microfiction contest: Telepathy.

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Venit, scripsit, vincit.

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Be a writer and buy a writer.

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Post entries to our 2nd micro-fiction contest HERE.

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Mechanical humanoids who continue to haunt today’s sf.

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The theremin is a perfect instrument: it plays all the notes. Not only those we discretely declare, but every tone in between. Such a surfeit anchors it firmly in the uncanny valley — too much is as strange as too little. Which is why it was so easily assigned to B-movie aliens. And Brain Wilson. […]

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Should we throw out the babes with the bathwater? After unplugging them of course. But perhaps the uncanny devil is in the details. Maybe all Barbarella needed was a little grounding; she needed to lure Lloyd from his silent running. He could save her from excessive technophilia, and she could save him from organic despair. […]

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According to an AP story today, “the world’s first sex robot” is now for sale from True Companion, a Lincoln Park, N.J.-based company. For $7,000 to $9,000, you can take home the Roxxxy, a high-end silicone sex doll that features touch sensors at strategic locations. Touch her sensors, and Roxxxy will parrot prearranged phrases via […]

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He gave us the term “robot,” as part of his critique of capitalism.

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GREEN AND PURPLE, RIDICULOUS, BOOKS — art by D. EMORY ALLEN *** Robots and Monsters, a website that swaps custom-designed cartoons and pop art in exchange for a donation to charity, was field-tested in May 2007 by our friend and colleague Joe Alterio. Earlier this fall, Alterio and other artists relaunched the site as a […]