Tag Archives: Sci-fi

I made a Twitter bot: Space Overlord

Writing Seedship got me interested in procedurally generated text, and the other day I stumbled on Tracery, which is a simple procedural text generation tool. It powers Cheap Bots Done Quick, which lets you create your own Twitter bots using … Continue reading

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Is Thomas the Tank Engine hard science fiction?

Today is the 70th anniversary of the first book in Rev W. Awdry’s Railway series, which spawned the Thomas the Tank Engine multimedia franchise. (Pedantically, today isn’t the 70th anniversary of Thomas himself, as he didn’t appear until the second book.) The … Continue reading

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