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What should I ask the former director of my first choice nursing program?

What should I ask the former director of my first choice nursing program? [more inside]
posted by efsrous on Apr 25, 2012 - 2 answers

A tin foil for humanity

Please recommend sci-fi featuring “noble” androids. [more inside]
posted by audi alteram partem on Apr 3, 2012 - 26 answers

What are good SF stories for teaching science?

What books and short stories would you use for a class trying to teach about science by reading science fiction? [more inside]
posted by straight on Feb 29, 2012 - 16 answers

It's been a while...

Romantic date ideas in SF for next Friday (3/9)? Is this even a good idea or am I jumping the gun? [more inside]
posted by StrictlyVague on Feb 27, 2012 - 11 answers

The hamsters go in this end and the cans of stew come out the other

What is this machine appearing in a 1950 space exploration movie? [more inside]
posted by XMLicious on Feb 24, 2012 - 5 answers

A beautiful day in the neighborhood, hopefully.

Recommendations for what else to see and do around the Mission/Dolores Park on a supposed beautiful day tomorrow in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by Asherah on Feb 13, 2012 - 11 answers

I'm looking for recommendations for a post-wedding celebration lunch spot near Civic Center in SF.

Can you recommend a great place for lunch after a courthouse wedding in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2012 - 7 answers

What is this short SF story?

Help me name this SF short story. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Jan 31, 2012 - 4 answers

Remember an early 2000s blog called Greybox or Greysquare?

Helping help a friend find an old blog. Here are the details she remembers: A guy. Blogging around 2000 - 2001. Posts were often confessional, inimate accounts of his torturous relationship with his girlfriend, who had some sort of eating disorder. He lived in San Francisco much of this time, but eventually moved to (possibly) NYC. The blog may have been called the Grey Square or the Grey Box. Not much to go on, but maybe it will ring a bell with someone?
posted by the jam on Jan 22, 2012 - 7 answers

Time to buy a quickie white tux (LA/SF)

I need a white tuxedo, cheap (low-quality is fine), and fast. In LA or SF (needs to be faster if in SF). Ideally get it bought and altered within a week. Does anyone have any leads?
posted by paultopia on Jan 2, 2012 - 9 answers

A match made in PubMed

Medically-literate patient seeking recommendation for an analytical physician. Bay Area, Oakland/Alameda/Berkeley preferred. [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself on Dec 19, 2011 - 0 answers

Help me locate a short science fiction story available online

I'm trying to find a science-fiction story that I saw on a webpage once. I can only remember a few odd miscellaneous details: the author was gay and French, he had a page about his graduate-level math research, and I think his name may have had "David" or "Simon" in it. His webpage was in both English and French, and I'm pretty sure it talked about Alan Turing on part of it. The story itself was based on the premise that the ancient Greeks discovered space travel 2000 years ago and spread throughout the galaxy, creating a galaxy-wide Hellenic-style empire. I believe only the first chapter of the story was written, which was mostly the Earthling protagonist discovering the empire, exposition about its history and politics, and him having sex with some Greek-god-lookalike guy from the Empire. [more inside]
posted by aurochs on Dec 1, 2011 - 3 answers

Me and my car

How do I rent a parking spot in the Mission in SF? [more inside]
posted by StrictlyVague on Nov 17, 2011 - 10 answers

I figured out what it was, now where was it?

Where did I read Ursula K. LeGuin's short story "Solitude"? [more inside]
posted by endless_forms on Nov 14, 2011 - 8 answers

Time for some new reading material.

Hit me with some great, freely-available, science fiction short stories. [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Nov 4, 2011 - 31 answers

There's also some self identity issues here...

How do I meet 2nd generation Chinese women in the Bay Area? (Not as creepy as it sounds... I hope) [more inside]
posted by bluelava on Nov 2, 2011 - 31 answers

"Connect" takes off

A science fiction story that I have uploaded as a free kindle download to Amazon has has somehow taken off (it's at #619 in the free kindle store and is rising fast). How do I best capitalize on this?
posted by thatwhichfalls on Oct 12, 2011 - 8 answers

Moving from SF to Silicon Valley - need advice on cars and housing

So I've lived in beautiful San Francisco, California since 2005, but I've recently started a job down in Sunnyvale. I can take Caltrain down there, but it's an hour's trip plus half an hour on either end to get from home/work to the Caltrain station in question. This is not sustainable, so I'd like to move south. I'm 31, single, and a city boy from way back, so moving to The Suburbs gives me pause. Also, I sold the only car I've ever owned back in '05 shortly after I moved here. So I have two questions: [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 19, 2011 - 10 answers

Help me consider Ted Chiang's distinction between SF and Fantasy

Ask whether the universe of the story recognizes the existence of persons. Is this distinction between SF and Fantasy original with Ted Chiang? Can you think of any counter-examples that don't fit? [more inside]
posted by straight on Sep 14, 2011 - 30 answers

A forgotten SF story about forgetting

SF plot filter. Looking for story (maybe from Larry Niven) about a mysterious machine people keep on bumping into and immediately forgetting. [more inside]
posted by Eltulipan on Sep 8, 2011 - 8 answers

Mission Impossible: Stress-Free Large Group Brunch in San Francisco

SF-filter: Please recommend a brunch place that is pretty much exactly like The Sycamore, but isn't The Sycamore. [more inside]
posted by superquail on Sep 8, 2011 - 2 answers

Job sites for Bay Area non-engineering tech jobs?

What are the best online resources for finding non-engineering and non-design jobs at tech companies in the Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by emily37 on Sep 7, 2011 - 2 answers

Identify this Libertarian SF novel?

Looking for a science fiction novel written by a Libertarian elected to (I think) the Montana legislature. [more inside]
posted by CCBC on Sep 6, 2011 - 3 answers

Whither a space opera wilt not wither?

What's the best venue to submit a politically tinged left-leaning science-fiction short story? [more inside]
posted by Slap*Happy on Aug 24, 2011 - 14 answers

Looking for ceramics classes in San Francisco

I am looking for suggestions or recommendations on beginners pottery classes in San Francisco. [more inside]
posted by CTORourke on Aug 15, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me remember a book about a poetic floating sphere

I've been reading the Vorkosigan Saga, and I'm really enjoying the political-intrigue aspect. They've reminded me of a book I read at least five years ago, but I can only half-remember it...hoping the bits and pieces are familiar to someone here: - a human male protagonist who is a diplomat or attache or moves or works in that area (at least during the events of the novel) - a politically important event (negotiations?) involving humans and aliens, on earth or another planet (not in space) - a friend/colleague of the protagonist is a non-human who I believe is a floating sphere (which I think was on the cover and looked sort of pokemon-logo-ish) - a poetry contest(?) which the sphere person is interested in, and the poetry was a particularly complex form, possibly (or compared to) haiku or tanka (possibly knowing about or composing this type of poetry was necessary or useful in the diplomatic mission) Any bells?
posted by sarahkeebs on Aug 13, 2011 - 10 answers

Last minutes Alcatraz tickets?

Last minutes Alcatraz tickets? [more inside]
posted by macfly on Aug 12, 2011 - 5 answers

Fluffy Bunnies in SPAAAAAAAACE!

Help me remember this SF book I read as a kid. [more inside]
posted by hilaritas on Aug 12, 2011 - 7 answers

Where are all the cute poly people in the SF bay area?

Where are all the cute / hot and adventurous polyamorous people in the SF bay area? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 11, 2011 - 16 answers

Help needed for my last minute Cali trip

Going from SF to Pasadena via public transport -- is this possible? [more inside]
posted by peacheater on Jun 29, 2011 - 21 answers

Locals-only SF?

What are some really cool non-touristy/half-touristy things to do in SF? [more inside]
posted by windbox on Jun 14, 2011 - 38 answers

LIBERTARIAN ENGINEER SAVES THE WORLD

Give your best examples of the SF/ Survivalist/ Wish Fullfillment sub-genre "libertarian engineers do everything better" or "objectivist superman saves history". More specifically ones where someone is the last man on earth/sendt back in time and constructs a free market utopia through sheer smarts and rationality ( with himself on the top of it, of course). [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Jun 9, 2011 - 28 answers

RaceWIN! Native American Science Fiction

RaceWIN? Native American-written dystopian/fantasy/science/ speculative fiction. I am looking for the name of the text and author of a contemporary Native American novel that is satirical and dystopian. [more inside]
posted by MidSouthern Mouth on May 31, 2011 - 13 answers

Garden paradise in my apartment?!

Easy PlantIDFilter: Name this tree. [more inside]
posted by nosila on May 22, 2011 - 4 answers

Digital Media in SF

Is there a digital-media/arts-type place in San Francisco that provides access to computers and digital technology - something like The Edge in Brisbane? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Apr 30, 2011 - 3 answers

Non-libertarian SF recommendations, anyone?

Help me find awesome SF books that aren't libertarian screeds, y'all. What are your favourite Science Fiction books that aren't just swimming in libertarian ideology? [more inside]
posted by LMGM on Apr 22, 2011 - 56 answers

Bimonthly San Francisco apartment question: Student Edition

Please help a new grad move to San Francisco. I will probably arrive on June 1 and start working June 10, and I have $1500 for the whole move in process. Where do I stay while I'm apartment hunting? A hotel is very expensive and a hostel is pretty cramped. I could probably stay on a friend's couch but are there any other reasonable options for 1 month stays? [more inside]
posted by yaymukund on Apr 18, 2011 - 17 answers

Need help IDing a sci-fi novel about the building of an interstellar transport network, a mean ship AI, and first contact with an unknowable alien intelligence

Can you help me identify this SF novel? Female protagonist is employed overseeing the construction of a transportation network into deep space. She has to deal with the ship's AI who is trying to turn her son (also a crew member) against her. They run into a very strange intelligent creature and try to figure out how to keep from destroying it with their gateway network, while also carefully monitoring the amount of time that she spends outside of suspended animation. [more inside]
posted by penduluum on Apr 13, 2011 - 6 answers

Kaiser therapist in San Francisco?

Good therapist in San Francisco that takes Kaiser insurance? [more inside]
posted by heliostatic on Apr 7, 2011 - 5 answers

Where to live in the bay area?

Help me decide where to move in SF/east bay that would allow for an easy commute to Cal. [more inside]
posted by special-k on Mar 31, 2011 - 35 answers

I can already smell the bay air...

The wife and I are heading to San Francisco for a conference this weekend taking place at the Embarcadero Hyatt. My question is a two-parter: (a) Where in the vicinity should we go for breakfast, lunch etc. on our relatively-short breaks? and (b) After things wind down for the day, where should we explore? More criteria to follow. [more inside]
posted by supercres on Mar 30, 2011 - 36 answers

Good accountant/CPA in San Francisco with International Freelancers’ experience?

Does anyone know of a good accountant/CPA firm in San Francisco with experience dealing with international freelancing work? I’ve done work from the Netherlands (but now live in SF) as a freelancer for U.S. companies and there’s a lot of things I’m not clear about regarding U.S. Tax law that I’d like to get properly sorted out once and for all. [more inside]
posted by KuraFire on Mar 28, 2011 - 2 answers

I just wanna park my motorsickle.

Bay Area Long-Timers: I'm looking for information about the history of dedicated motorcycle-only parking in San Francisco. Help! [more inside]
posted by swngnmonk on Mar 15, 2011 - 5 answers

Can you name this 1970s sci-fi novel?

BookFilter: Help me find this formative (but possibly terrible) 1970s sci-fi book I read in my youth! [more inside]
posted by rednikki on Mar 5, 2011 - 3 answers

Looking for Star Trek fiction

Looking for Star Trek fiction, pro or fan, including either of two things. [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Mar 1, 2011 - 5 answers

Big group in the city

I have a bunch of friends coming to visit me at the bay area. I want to be the perfect host and I've done my research on what fun things to do to make sure they have a good time. I have two remaining doubts though: how to get all of us around in the city using public transportation, and the nightlife. [more inside]
posted by just_another_one on Feb 27, 2011 - 14 answers

Help identify this murder method from a short story

What is this short story (maybe by Asimov?) ... [spoilers] [more inside]
posted by bleary on Feb 25, 2011 - 7 answers

Lapsed sci-fi reader looking for a new literary love in all the wrong places.

I'm getting back into reading for pleasure after years of avoiding it during college. I've found fantasy books easy to get back into, but have no idea where to start with sci-fi! [more inside]
posted by Logic Sheep on Feb 20, 2011 - 40 answers

Help me AskMe, you're my only hope...

What alternatives are there to IO9? What are the cool review and news sites for science fiction and fantasy? For comic books? For sf&f tv and movies? [more inside]
posted by bonehead on Feb 17, 2011 - 17 answers

Help me get tied up in SF!

I'd like to get tied up somewhere in or around SF either tomorow or Monday. This needn't be a sexual encounter, but it need be professional and discreet. [more inside]
posted by 17564 on Feb 12, 2011 - 4 answers

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