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Would You Rate Your Friends and Family on a Social Grading System?

Scifi is often predictive: a lot of the gadgets shown in Star Trek, for example, now exist. This is a good thing. But recently I read an article that scared me: Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens. The Chinese government plans to launch its Social Credit System in 2020.…

Are You Ready to go on a Space Opera Adventure?

This month has seen a few authors on Daily (w)rite, and I end it with Mary Pax, awesome blog friend and a successful author publisher who writes science fiction and fantasy for her growing and mostly worshipful audience! I give you an excerpt from her book, and encourage you to check out her body of…

Do you want to go on a #SciFi Adventure?

Today’s Wednesday feature book is Gateway: Pioche, a Science Fiction/Thriller by Jeff Dawson and Larry Welch.  This book combines unsolved conspiracies of the past, using a modern day setting: JFK’s assassination, 1969 moon landing and Judas’ short life after betraying Jesus. These events and more are tied to the Third Reich and the possible overthrow…

Would You Live on Meal Replacements?

Just because something is natural doesn’t mean it’s safe or healthy, and just because something is artificial doesn’t mean it’s unhealthy or dangerous. Look around you. Nothing we buy is natural. Everything useful is designed and manufactured, and food should be no different. People are afraid of sweeteners when it’s real sugar that’s killing us. They’re afraid of preservatives when food waste is rampant. McDonald’s is trying to engineer lower-calorie food that is more filling to fight obesity, but people are demanding natural-sounding ingredients. It’s frustrating to watch. The idea of “real food” is just snobbery. Everyone has the right to be healthy, even people who don’t like vegetables.

What do you think of Military #scifi by Pete Rogan?

Reading is a continuing obsession, and I often try to share my love of books with my audience. As part of that, I feature books by fellow authors each Wednesday here on Amlokiblogs.  I’ve featured Alex J Cavanaugh  with his space opera, Marian Allen’s humorous scifi, and T. A. Miles with her scifi thriller. Today…