Category Archives: Books

Uncanny Valley Digest: All Systems Red by Martha Wells

Our All Systems Red discussion was an after dinner mint! Martha Wells kicked off her Murderbot Diaries with this well received adventure novella. Weighing in at just under 100 pages, it is reputed to be a potent and accessible gateway … Continue reading

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Uncanny Valley Digest: PKD’s We Can Build You

Our We Can Build You discussion took on a life of it’s own, and yielded a variety of opinions. A mood organ salesman gets the bright idea to take Civil War re-enactment simulacra to market. If he can keep himself … Continue reading

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Uncanny Valley Digest: We by Yevgeny Zamyatin

Our Wednesday night Zamyatin discussion was the hammer and tongs! Like many thought-provoking Russian novels of its time, Yevgeny Zamyatin’s 1924 authoritarian dystopia, We, was first published in translation, outside of Russia. It is an epistolary novel of journal entries … Continue reading

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