Category Archives: Sociey and Culture

An Author Abroad

Lots of firsts this year. There are lots of places I have never been; most, in fact. And two of those places, until this past spring, were Dublin, Ireland, and Paris, France. Yes, what a fairy tale, to visit both, … Continue reading

Posted in Authors and Writing, Books, Reflection and Personal Knowledge, Ryan Hurtgen, Sociey and Culture, The Writing Profession, Travel Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Kim Stanley Robinson’s New York 2140 and Uncanny Thank You!

The world’s alight with golds and reds, folks, and autumn’s got me smacked! A wonderful summer is dovetailing into the sweet coast toward December. I want to thank readers and participants for your time, attention, and insights during this year’s … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Books, Science Fiction, Sociey and Culture, summer reading, uncanny valley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Uncanny Valley Digest: Manjula Padmanabahn

Hello, and welcome back to lip-smacking science fiction in the Uncanny Valley! Our “Sharing Air” discussion was the champagne’s bubbles! What happens when you’re buying air like bottled water? Are you aghast at the prospect? Or proud of how many … Continue reading

Posted in Science Fiction, Short Stories, Sociey and Culture, summer reading, uncanny valley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment