Date Posted: 2nd September 2016
When it comes to the fictional wonder and terror of Artificial Intelligence, Stanley Kubrick’s movie masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey, starring rogue ship’s computer HAL 9000, is one of the greatest ever cinematic studies of the theme.
Date Posted: 26th May 2016
In this year’s Reith Lecture, Stephen Hawking suggested that mankind should ‘spread out into space’ to avoid being destroyed should a catastrophic meteor impact trigger a mass extinction on Earth. Coincidentally, when I was listening to the lecture I had just started reading Neal Stephenson’s Seveneves …
Date Posted: 17th May 2016
Have you got ‘little’ Giant Readers who love all things space, Principia and Tim Peake?