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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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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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