Editor’s note: this delightful short story is a new year present from Stephen Kagan, the author of the mystically beautiful VR/AI novel “Augmented Dreams, the Singularity Palimpsest “. Stephen says: “This story has taken extensive thinking, imagination and meditation to craft. It was inspired by some of your work, beginning with Religion for the Cosmic Frontier, combined with some of Ben’s Manifesto, and some of my conversations with you. My goal was to create the grandest vision I can build for our cosmic future, in some ways beyond even what Stapledon created in StarMaker… Becoming godlike and becoming God…”
Editor’s note: this is a revised and expanded version of Sequel Suns – an exploration of the darker side of cosmism and some of the tension between scientific materialism and panpsychism, by Stephen Kagan.
“The Three-Body Problem,” the first book of a best-selling Chinese science fiction trilogy that sold more than a million of copies in China, is finally available in English translation. The book is solid classic science fiction, like the best space operas of vintage science fiction that we loved and still fondly remember as our first introduction to space and science.
Editor’s note: an exploration of the darker side of cosmism and some of the tension between scientific materialism and panpsychism, by Stephen Kagan.
Editor’s note: This is the first short story of Stephen Kagan to published here, hopefully the first of many. Stephen is an author and IT professional with a long standing interest in the psychology of consciousness, ecopsychology and the melting point of psyche, technology and nature. He also the author of the novel Augmented Dreams, the Singularity Palimpsest.
The fictional cosmic religion of “Earthseed,” featured in the works of Octavia E. Butler (1947-2006), one of the greatest science fiction writers of all times, keeps inspiring new religious ideas and movements in the real world.
Editor’s note: This is part 6 of Khannea’s 2113 future history.
I love the works of Octavia E. Butler (1947-2006), one of the greatest science fiction writers of all times.
While the headline for the review [of Memories with Maya] on i09.com (In Memories with Maya, human sexuality gets an upgrade) might border on sensationalism – it is not without merit. io9 “got” the message in the story.