The legendary American architect Frank Lloyd Wright never wore his heart on his sleeve. For better or for worse, he dressed up his blueprints in his feelings, and nowhere is that reflex so painfully clear than in his handful of mysterious, pre-Colombian-inspired houses built in California in the early 1920s. You could call them “the…
“Meet Doctor Robot. He will analyse your symptoms and (maybe) offer help. Sort of.
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“When a routine exoplanet study goes wrong, and her partner Minae Nomura disappears into an alien ocean, Ellery is left with little more than an antiquated diving suit and a strange AI to guide her.” – Author’s description
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“Captain Disaster takes a job delivering a package from Acturus-1 to Proboscis Major – not realising that he is actually transporting something that will put the entire galaxy in danger!” – Author’s description
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In ‘Geomancer,’ London-based artist Lawrence Lek imagines the artificial intelligences of the future as curious creatives.
In ‘The Problemless Anonymous,’ which takes influences from A Clockwork Orange and The Twilight Zone, people who fail to be imperfect have to undergo therapy to make sure they comply with an imperfect world.
The mountains rise up like crooked teeth from the flat fields in Yangshuo. Their sides are steep so they must be climbed with ropes and harnesses, carabiners and gris-gris; few of them can be climbed just by hiking. By the side of every mountain, a lotus field, their leaves so… Source: Strange Horizons The Monkey… Continue reading The Monkey King Sleeps
When Half-Gent was alive he used to come sit on the edge of the seat and watch Vallerina dance. She still danced, even after dying, and he still came to see her, but now there were cobwebs and dry corpses against the velvet and the curtains gnawed by dust and… Source: Strange Horizons The Three… Continue reading The Three Nights of the Half-Gent
I’d not long been made journeyman when the Schöpfers’ Guild gave me my first commission in 1928. Frau Leitner from Bavaria had written to request a small restoration—I took the southbound train from Berlin, made two changes, and disembarked at the end of the line in a small town tucked… Source: Strange Horizons Das Steingeschöpf