This week over at SF.DRB site, Avi Abrams and M. Christian review "The Body Snatchers" and other thrilling science fiction, some unjustly forgotten:

"Pods, or no pods, these creatures will gladly invade your privacy to the point of sharing your brain and eating your grandma for breakfast. Read (watch the movies, too) and shudder at the pulp adventures highlighted below, full of sleek writing and even sleeker alien psychology..."

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Also, Baz Anderson reviews a solid cyberpunk classic (oh my, it's post-cyberpunk now, already... still):

William Gibson's "Count Zero":
"Somebody compared reading cyberpunk to listening to virtuoso jazz performance, and indeed, this book is brimming with disciplined improvisation and stylized bursts of sheer orgasmic exuberance..."

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They're here!
So, speaking of pods... Actual photograph, taken in Brussels, Belgium:

(image credit: Daniel Zimmel, some rights reserved)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The pod photo looks a lot like a compact version of Monsanto's "House of the Future" that Disneyland had back in the 1960s.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That pod is actually the six shell bubble house, or "Bulle a six coques" by jean maneval, only 30 or so were made and scattered in the foothills of the french pyrenees. I must have one, even if it means building it myself! (see here http://davidszondy.com/future/Living/bubble.htm)


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