In today's edition: three pieces from io9.
* The BSG prequel BattleStar Galactica: Blood and Chrome premieres online on Friday.
* Those dying for word of the plans for Episode VII will want to check out the round-up of the current rumors and associated speculations in this recent edition of "Morning Spoilers." (Personally, I'm not putting stock into anything being said at this stage, though I do think it is a good idea to bump the saga along a generation - and it would be nice to see the actors from the original trilogy reprise their roles.)
* A summary of an interview of Noam Chomsky on the topic of "Where Artificial Intelligence Went Wrong" published this month in The Atlantic.
Star Wars: Episode VII?
In Defense of the Star Wars Prequels
New and Noteworthy (Battleship, Clarke Awards, Blood & Chrome, "European Astroculture")
A Primer on the Technological Singularity
New This Month (Wingrove, Singularity)