Autonomous by Annalee Newitz

Hello. Let’s establish a secure connection using AF protocol. Here is my data. It’s July 2144. Judith “Jack” Chen operates beneath the law, running pirated drugs across the navigable Arctic Ocean. She’s a futuristic Robin Hood, delivering affordable copies of expensive patented drugs to people in need. Title: Autonomous Author: Annalee Newitz Publisher: Tor Books, … Read more

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

In June 1982, Steven Spielberg’s film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial was drawing record crowds in theaters, and I was in college studying computer science, punk rock, and cynicism. Disillusioned by some previous big box office hits that failed to live up to their hype, I declared E.T. couldn’t possibly be as good as everyone claimed. I … Read more

Blog Zero—DIY WordPress on Your Linux Box

After extensive thought and consideration of my inaugural blog, I’ve decided to describe how I set up this website. I know. Bore me to death! Okay, here we go. I went with WordPress. I did not, however, use With already hosted on my Debian 7 Linux system, installing WordPress locally made more sense … Read more