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Uncanny Valley Digest: The Star by H.G. Wells

Last night’s H.G. Wells discussion careened into the sun! This essay-style short story (published in The Graphic magazine, December 1897) sets the tone for the whole “catastrophe-from-space” impact genre of sci-fi (Armageddon, Deep Impact, Hale-Bopp, etc.). The idea that a … Continue reading

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Perfect Beings’ Next Horizon

You may have heard me speak before of my editor, Ryan Hurtgen. He was born a musician, but has a powerful literary, artistic, and historic range. This makes for some remarkable creative synergies (with our automated horizon, a most valuable … Continue reading

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Kim Stanley Robinson’s New York 2140 and Uncanny Thank You!

The world’s alight with golds and reds, folks, and autumn’s got me smacked! A wonderful summer is dovetailing into the sweet coast toward December. I want to thank readers and participants for your time, attention, and insights during this year’s … Continue reading

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