Category Archives: Short Stories

Uncanny Valley Digest: Bloodchild by Octavia E. Butler

Our Octavia Butler discussion gleamed like a beetle’s carapace! Potent imagery and penetrating themes abound in this thought-provoking, and creepy, short story. A human child living in a human preserve on an alien planet is about to come of age. … Continue reading

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Uncanny Valley Digest: Stanisław Lem’s “Let Us Save The Universe”

Last night’s Stanisław Lem discussion was a joyride in a cosmic salvage craft! (In Polish, the “ł” is pronounced as a soft “wa,” between “L” and “W” on the English speaking palate.) Lem’s most well-traveled character, Ijon Tichy, delivers a … Continue reading

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Uncanny Valley: Science Fiction Summer Reading Group

Grab your gear, reader, summer’s on! Join us for another sunbaked expedition into the Uncanny Valley, with your intrepid hosts, David Gill and Suhail Rafidi. Continue reading

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