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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: Burning Sky by Rachel Pollack

Monday night’s Burning Sky discussion left no question answered! This is my favorite story of the summer so far. It grapples with potent, ambiguous questions about the inevitability of violence and grievance as a justification for force. It’s also a … 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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