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Paige Hawthorne

You know how people in this forum are often saying, "Where o where can I find stories like Paige Hawthorne writes?" Or a Western with sex, a mystery with complex characters, etc.

The current edition (March) of "Wired" describes an algorithmic approach to story-hunting for science fiction novels. A way to identify niche interests in more than a hundred categories like hyperspace and the Fermi paradox.

The Science Fiction Concept Corpus used 'plot descriptions, reviews, and user-generated tags' to create 'first-degree neighbors' to your favorite reads.

Of note:

> 43% of sci-horror books are set in outer space.
> 32% about virtual reality include artificial intelligence.
> 19% with magical feminism feature time travel.

Stanford's Human Computer Interaction lab created a story-recommendation tool from over 2600 books written since 1900.

A couple of examples ...

Your interest is genetic enhancement:
> Sundiver / David Brin
> Oryx and Crake / Margaret Atwood

Immortality:
> Endymion / Dan Simmons
> The Vampire Lestat / Anne Rice

Discuss,

Paige

Vlad_Inhaler

Stanford's Human Computer Interaction lab created a story-recommendation tool from over 2600 books written since 1900.

But can it be adapted to SOL? If so, this thread should be under "Bug and Feature requests".

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