Tag Archives: contemporary literature

“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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New Year Launch Report

Hello, readers, and welcome back! Cetus Finalis launched! Oh, and how! Though it’s only a memory, I want to thank all of you again for making it such a stimulating and special event. The smiles and riles, the slanting sun, the crisp … Continue reading

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