[Joseph] Campbell thought that in order for modern society to rejuvenate itself from a detached spiritual condition, we were going to need some new symbols.
Thomas Paine wrote about this. The same guy who said “The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is reason.”
On Dystopias, with side trips to Philip K. Dick and Ecuador.
Basic Income in the US could also provide a huge boost for the nation’s economy.
Middle books of a trilogy are the ugly step-child of literature. Everybody loves the first book in a trilogy: the characters are shiny and new and the world is a playground in which to explore. The final book in a trilogy is almost as well loved: we learn the ultimate fate of the characters whose […]
At times, living in South Korea feels like living in a science fiction or dark fantasy world. Does this mean that South Koreans aren’t interested in speculative fiction? ABSOLUTELY NOT!
Congress unanimously approved NASA’s 2017 budget. Considering the anti-science bias in this Congress, this one is a pleasant surprise (with one glaring exception).
“Brooklyn Project,” William Tenn’s outstanding political satire, highlights the folly of disregarding civil liberties for the sake of security.
Warning: The story recommended in this review contains satire that may cause indigestion in some readers, particularly those who are currently afflicted with Puppy Mania.
Black Mirror’s thesis is exactly what its title suggests: a dark reflection of ourselves.
This book kicks posterior. It’s a wild turbo-boosted ride through a shockingly plausible dystopia.
The Mars Curiosity rover, with a finite lifetime, is sleeping on the job. I wonder if it dreams. Apparently we’ve stopped.
The artistic process, whether painting or prose, is admittedly the child of self-expression. The long-standing image of the cloistered artist in her studio — hunched over her writing desk or standing before her canvas to create from the depths of her soul — is surely a truism. Artists create from the heart; we dive deep […]