Category Archives: Nas’s Fiction

Zombies and Nazis and D-Day, Oh My!

The TL/DR Synopsis Synopsis: A new horror short fiction collection, Stille! Untoten!, includes my story “Les Poupeés Gris.” Links to: The book and the previous volume in the series. Some time ago I saw a call for submissions for a short story … Continue reading

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The Ten Halloweens Project Turns Two Years Old

The TL/DR Synopsis Synopsis: The Ten Halloweens Project, a decade-long art project, is back with a second round of free stuff (plus another chance to get last year’s stuff).  Disappears at midnight, November 1, for another year. Links to: Ten Halloweens home page … Continue reading

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Alan Turing Hits the Red Carpet, Chris Morcom Hits the Books

  The TL/DR Synopsis Synopsis: The Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game wings big at the Toronto International Film Festival and a new book features “the secret sidekicks of history,” including an entry I was invited to write on Chris Morcom, … Continue reading

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The Desire for Enigma: The Mysterious Theft of the Code Machine

The TL/DR Synopsis Synopsis: The story of a curious episode in which one of the famous Enigma encryption machines was stolen from a museum, eventually being recovered from a mysterious figure who called himself The Master.  The Master’s messages to the police were … Continue reading

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Nipping Skynet in the Bud? Killer Robots and Real Life Warfare.

The TL/DR Synopsis Synopsis: A look at the SF trope of uploading human minds to synthetic bodies and one of its current real-life precursors, autonomous robotics. Human Rights Watch warns about the use of such systems in war.   Includes links … Continue reading

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British Academies Issue Joint Report Decrying “Souped-Up” Humanity

The TL/DR Synopsis Synopsis: A look at the real-life side of the SF trope of uploading, in this case serious, organized concern from British academicians about human enhancement.Includes links to (a) the report Human Enhancement and the Future of Work, and (b) … Continue reading

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Sunshine, Sleaze, & Cyborg Bugs… the Future is Noir.

The TL/DR Synopsis Synopsis: New book in the Fallen World series now available. Includes links to (a) home page for the book with bonus content, (b) amazon and kobo purchase pages, (c) Amazon.com links for previous books in the series.Includes embedded … Continue reading

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