Here's how artificial intelligence might really see the world

I've heard it said that one of the important functions of science fiction is to comment on the implications of new technology and what it might do to society. But sometimes you run up against a science fictional technology that has really obviously staggering implications — and yet the work doesn't seem to… » 10/21/13 4:37pm 10/21/13 4:37pm

Ancillary Justice is the mind-blowing space opera you've been needing

First-time novelist Ann Leckie's Ancillary Justice is a tale of war crimes whose astropolitical scope is stunning. It's a military thriller, a mystery, and a very complicated love story about sentient starships and hive minds in an alien civilization that looks a lot like something out of Earth's history. » 9/30/13 3:43pm 9/30/13 3:43pm