12.10.2020

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EW: Sustainability is possible in this excerpt from climate change novel The Ministry for the Future

"Enter Kim Stanley Robinson. The prolific science-fiction author has a new book coming out next month titled The Ministry for the Future, and it portrays a vision of the near future where, if some people work hard enough, maybe everything won't come to an end."

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23.07.2020

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Deadline: ‘Brainbox’ Series In Works At Hulu From Christian Cantrell & Fox 21; David Kajganich Tapped As Showrunner

"The story takes place after a climate engineering experiment fails and casts the planet into a sudden ice age, forcing the world’s most powerful nations to compete for the last remaining habitable regions along the equator."

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18.12.2019

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Nicholson, Simon (2019): Can technology save the environment? Lessons from Iain M. Banks’ Culture series

Nicholson, Simon (2019): Can technology save the environment? Lessons from Iain M. Banks’ Culture series. In Elem Sci Anth 7 (1). DOI: 10.1525/elementa.378.

"The article wrestles with the potential for great benefit but also extraordinary risk that comes with treading down Banks’ path and outlines the kinds of questions that must be asked and answered in an increasingly technology-saturated world. The article distills lessons from comparing Banks’ novels to the “Biosphere 2” experiment. It also explores a few of the ways in which speculative fiction might be deployed in the classroom to better equip students and citizens to wrestle with existing and emerging technologies and their implications."

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