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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

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“Bloodless; but it’s big in Uqbar.”

Hello, and welcome back to the Uncanny Valley! Our Borges discussion this week left us stimulated but mystified. In some ways, the story did not meet the criteria of science fiction, and it brought up questions as to why this … Continue reading

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Uncanny Valley Digest: Ted Chiang

“Story of Your Life,” by Ted Chiang This skillfully and scientifically executed short story (published 1998) was recently released as the film, Arrival, which I enjoyed very much. If you’ve seen it, good, because this is an instance where the … Continue reading

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