For people who think we've just moved into a dystopian future, the movie Blade Runner opened in the US on 25th June 1982 depicting what it imagined life would be like in the year 2019. Yay, just 3 years to go before we can see attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion and watch C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. Picture shows Margaret Hodge waking up Jeremy Corbyn to tell him it's time to go, as Tony Blair looks on worrying what the soon-to-be published Chilcot Report will say.
This is what happened when filmmaker Oscar Sharp asked his tech collaborator Ross Goodwin to build a machine, containing a neural network, that could write screenplays. They created Jetson and fueled it with hundreds of sci-fi TV and movie scripts. With a team including Thomas Middleditch, star of HBO's Silicon Valley, they gave themselves 48 hours to shoot and edit whatever Jetson decided to write.
Weird Tales Radio Show
The latest Weird Tales Radio Show (episode 12) is now available as a podcast. This is our our Grey Lady haunting, Brown Monk lamenting, Skipping and Pancake Bell ringing, Seven Things you didn’t know about St Valentine’s Day, Arthur C Clarke Remembering, Tales of Brave Ulysses Ancient Origins editor interviewing edition.
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New on the Grievous Angel
We've a new dark fantasy story for you now, by Australian writer Alice Godwin, that will leave you feeling a little uneasy. You can read it HERE
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