Engadget delves into the VR adaptation of a PKD story: “Philip K. Dick’s ‘The Great C’ for Oculus Rift arrives this October”.
The virtual reality adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s The Great C is now making its way to VR headsets after debuting at the Venice Film Festival. It will be available for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive as soon as October 9th, but PlayStation VR owners will unfortunately have to wait until 2019. Fans can expect to be thrust into a 37-minute immersive sci-fi adventure when they put on their headsets and fire up the experience.
The Great C is a post-apocalyptic story that revolves around the remnants of humanity under the rule of an all-powerful supercomputer called “The Great C.” Every year, a human tribe living nearby has to sacrifice a young person to the machine in order to appease it. The VR adventure by Secret Location focuses on a woman named Clare whose fiancé was chosen for that particular year’s pilgrimage from which nobody ever returns.
The meeting in October is on the second night of the new moon, a good time for discovery. 6:45 for a 7pm start to our discussion of sf& fantasy works.
For the October meeting, we invite you to tell us about a work of SF/Fantasy which surprised and delighted you.
It doesn’t have to be recent, nor need it be well known; we’re just curious about what excited you, and why. Come along prepared to talk for 5-10 minutes on this work.
The restored 1910 Italian silent film Matrimonio interplanetario (“Marriage on the Moon”) is now online. Its antique delights include a very strange space launch facility that looks suspiciously like a samovar or maybe an espresso machine.
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Last month, we discussed novellas we’d read recently. This time, we’d like you to talk about a significant novel you’ve read recently, preferably one written in the last two decades. Tell us why you enjoyed it, why you think it’s significant, and what it is about (without critical spoilers) — all in under seven minutes!
We meet, as usual, at 7pm on the first Wednesday of the month, at kappys, 22 Compton St, Adelaide.
Following on from our earlier discussions over the growth of the novella, we thought we’d explore the growth of online magazines, and the kinds of novellas being published recently. (Novella is a story between 17,500 and 40,000 words [Hugo Award definition]).
Accordingly, we invite you to read a couple of novellas from one or more recent issues (2018) of one or two of these online magazines, make notes on anything interesting, and be ready to discuss the state of the novella in SF today.
As usual, 6:45 for a 7pm start at kappys, 22 Compton St, Adelaide. All welcome.