Tag Archives: literature

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

“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

Posted in Authors and Writing, Book Reviews, Philosophy, Science Fiction, Short Stories, summer reading, uncanny valley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Uncanny Valley Digest: James Tiptree, Jr.

Hello science fiction lovers! Welcome back to the Uncanny Valley. Last week, we let Cordwainer Smith take us on a insightful, dangerous, but somehow whimsical ride through the human mind. This week, leave behind the whimsy, ’cause we’re going to … Continue reading

Posted in Art and Artists, Authors and Writing, Book Reviews, Sociey and Culture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment