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The Day The Earth Still Stood

in Fact & Opinion/Opinion

by G. Scott Huggins Every now and then, I see things so differently from other people, I wonder if I’ve gone insane. Can I really, I wonder, be that wrong? The Day The Earth Stood Still has got to be one of the most famous science-fiction films of all time. Klaatu and his robot, Gort,…

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Sci Phi Journal 2019/1 for download as PDF

in Editorial

Some of us like to read our dose of speculative fiction and articles on trusty old paper. For your convenience, here you can download the first issue of Sci Phi Journal in 2019 in its entirety, ready formatted as a reader-friendly PDF e-zine with a printer-friendly layout. Enjoy, The Sci Phi Journal crew

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Editorial – Sci Phi Journal 2019/1

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by Ádám Gerencsér Online publishing is a fractured landscape. There is a large volume of content vying for the attention of a relatively narrow readership. So why another journal? In his post ‘So Long, and Thanks for the Philosophy’, the previous editor, Ray Blank, who had steered the Sci Phi Journal through the turbulent year…

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What Sci Phi Is All About: Treating Science Fiction as Philosophy

in Fact & Opinion

by David Kyle Johnson Readers of the Sci Phi Journal already know that there is a deep connection between philosophy and science fiction. But what exactly does that connection entail, and why are philosophy and science fiction so well suited for one another? In short, what exactly is Sci Phi all about? How Philosophers Use…

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Network Protocols of Reef Six

in Fiction

by Benjamin Rosenbaum There are three, coequal and independent, network protocols on Reef Six, and every centimeter of the structure of that immense star-enveloping organism-habitat is optimized to transmit all three. Data networks are ancient; they predate the Dispersal of Humanity, born in the dawn of time, siblings of agriculture and the atom bomb. Data…

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Against Fat Literature

in Fact & Opinion

by Mariano Martín Rodríguez Obesity has become a pandemic of worldwide proportions. Apart from a limited percentage of congenital propensity, bad eating habits, lack of physical exercise and a general want of self-discipline seem to be the main causes, while medical warnings are paid little heed. Similarly few seem to be concerned by the parallel…

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On the Android Spectrum or Aspies in Space

in Fact & Opinion

by Mina To be a perfectly logical creature with no emotions and no social needs is not really perceived as an advantage by most NTs on earth in the 21st century – NTs or “neurotypicals” is what Aspies (people with Asperger’s Syndrome) call everyone else. No NT will pray to whatever god they believe in…

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The furtive rise of Indian speculative fiction

in Fact & Opinion

Almost surreptitiously, Indian fantasy and science fiction have made their own niche in Indian English. by Shweta Taneja Four years ago when HarperCollins published my urban fantasy novel Cult of Chaos – An Anantya Tantrist Mystery (2015), I was at a premium educational institute, the Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur), talking to students. At the…

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The End of History, the Beginning of Hers

in Fiction

A lost tale reconstructed from the Byzantine chronicle of 1453 by Ádám Gerencsér A portent of imminent defeat hung heavily in the air. This day of reckoning had been put off for generations by the forefathers of the city’s current inhabitants, in turn by diplomacy, by cunning or deceit, at times by feigned fealty and…

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