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Uncanny Valley Digest: Cordwainer Smith Redux

Our Cordwainer Smith discussion twanged like a rubber rock band! We’ve read Cordwainer Smith before, but wanted to drill down a little deeper. For good background information, below is a link to a 2018 piece in Johns Hopkins Magazine on … Continue reading

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Uncanny Valley Digest: PKD’s Man In The High Castle

Our Phil Dick discussion taught me the difference between a raven and a writing desk. I learned some things about The Man In The High Castle that refreshed and corrected my perspective on this novel’s place in Dick’s canon. I … Continue reading

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Uncanny Valley Digest: Liu Cixin’s The Poetry Cloud

Last night’s Poetry Cloud discussion was the bubbles rising! Inventive, playful, manga-like. Three folklorish characters play out a science fiction stage drama: a poet (farmed for consumption), a dinosaur (which eats poets), and a god walk into a parsec wafer … Continue reading

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