StarShipSofa: iCity by Paul Di Filippo

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StarShipSofa’s Aural Delights No. 115 has plenty of goodness to attract all your ferrous materials. Amongst the compellers are a fact article on SF history by the awesome Amy H. Sturgis (she lectures about Anthony Trollope), the Sofanaut Awards results for 2009, and a short story by Paul Di Fillipo.

With regard to that story John DeNardo of SFsignal.com points out his review of the print version of The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction, Volume 2, (which contains ICity) |HERE|, sez John:

“Like all good science fiction should, Paul Di Filippo’s iCity pushes the limits of imagination. To get a feel of the story, picture the next-next generation of SimCity, where ‘competitive urban planning’ takes place. The city is made up of a malleable ‘senstrate’ that obeys the commands planners send it through their phones. The story focus is on one of the top ten planners, Frederick Law Moses, and his up-and-coming rival, Holly Grale (Great name!), who are both vying to take control of a neighborhood recently elected for redesign by its residents.”

Sounds good to me!

StarShipSofa Aural DelightsiCity
By Paul Di Fillipo; Read by Jeff Lane
1 |MP3| – Approx. 77 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Podcaster: StarShipSofa’s Aural Delights
Podcast: January 6, 2010

Posted by Jesse Willis

3 thoughts to “StarShipSofa: iCity by Paul Di Filippo”

  1. This guy always gets good guests on, but his chit chat is so boring I can barely stand it. He goes on and on and on and on and on. And on. In that fucking accent. No one cares about his christmas decorations. No one.

    Its embarassing when people like Ted Chiang comes on and he asks them questions that show he has misread or misunderstood the stories.

    I wish he’d shut up and play the stories.

  2. I clicked this link to hear the Di Fillipo story. Please, please cut down on the painful, seemingly endless talk at the start of these recordings.
    No mate, I dont know Matt. No, I dont care about your new year or your Xmas decorations. Cut to the chase.

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