from Fast Forward 2 (2008) Few things are more dated than recent science fiction. This decade-old Paolo Bacigalupi piece – with its bloggers and media integrity and Gawker-rules-the-webwaves assumptions – reads just as ancient as any golden age rocket-ship-to-Mars story. A shame, though, for it works a strange magic nonetheless, its narrative dense and compelling—qualitiesContinue reading ““The Gambler,” Paolo Bacigalupi”
from Federations (2009) So, here’s another insufferably ponderous post. Whatever, it’s about a thought that I realize has been indirectly coloring a lot of my responses thus far – both to the material itself, as well as to criticism of it – so I might as well attempt to work it out more directly. IContinue reading ““Carthago Delenda Est,” by Genevieve Valentine”
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