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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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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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Book Review: Beyond The Veil Of Stars by Robert Reed

This 1994 science fiction book from Robert Reed deals with a first contact with extraterrestrials. Like Contact, and Arrival, it integrates the interstellar contact closely into a personal vehicle. You follow the story of a quack scientist researching alien encounters … Continue reading

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