“Quadrilateral Cowboy is a game we’ve been watching with great interest ever since Thirty Flights Of Loving creator Brendon Chung first debuted it last year. It’s about hacking, but not via
irritating minigames or jargon-your-problems-away Hollywood magic. Instead, you learn basic (albeit fictional) code and take down everything from laser grids to gun emplacements with a twitch
of your fingers and a wriggle of your brain. It’s already an extremely clever game, and it’s quite empowering despite the fact that you play as someone who probably couldn’t even heft an
assault rifle - let alone fire one. Basically, it’s a wonderfully novel idea - more Neuromancer than Deus Ex - but words only do it so much justice. Thus, I’ve decided to play it for your
enrichment, in hopes that you will understand why Quadrilateral should be driving your radar haywire.”
The first independent film to gross more than $200 million, Pulp Fiction was a shot of adrenaline to Hollywood’s heart, reviving John Travolta’s career, making stars of Samuel L. Jackson and
Uma Thurman, and turning Bob and Harvey Weinstein into giants. How did Quentin Tarantino, a high-school dropout and former video-store clerk, change the face of modern cinema? Mark Seal takes
the director, his producers, and his cast back in time, to 1993.
2011 Jul 1, 10:09"I periodically get email from folks who, having read "Accelerando", assume I am some kind of fire-breathing extropian zealot who believes in the imminence of the singularity, the uploading of the
libertarians, and the rapture of the nerds. I find this mildly distressing, and so I think it's time to set the record straight and say what I really think. Short version: Santa Claus doesn't exist."scifisingularitycharles-strossfuturefiction
2011 Jun 12, 3:48Charles Stross puts parts of his new book Rule 34 on his blog: "By kind consent of the publishers, I'm able
to give you a sneak preview of the first few chapters. So I'm going to roll them out on consecutive Fridays. Here's the opening."
2011 Jan 23, 4:49Sysinternals Mark Russinovich writes a novel (fiction) and gets a Bill Gates blurb for the cover: “Mark came to Microsoft in 2006 to help advance the state of the art of Windows, now in his latest
compelling creation he is raising awareness of the all too real threat of cyberterrorism.” —Bill Gatesbooksecuritymicrosoftsysinternalsmark-russinovichnovelfictiontechnical
game in a URL piece.ifinteractive-fictiongamewebbrowserwebapp
2010 Mar 3, 2:57As titles go 'Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter' is right up there with 'Snakes on a Plane'. They can film whatever they want and if they name it 'Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter' I will watch it. humormovefictionabraham-lincolnvampire