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Uncanny Valley Digest: Bloodchild by Octavia E. Butler

Our Octavia Butler discussion gleamed like a beetle’s carapace! Potent imagery and penetrating themes abound in this thought-provoking, and creepy, short story. A human child living in a human preserve on an alien planet is about to come of age. … Continue reading

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What Is Science Fiction?

  What is science fiction? Spacecraft, phasers, and aliens? Cyborgs and genetic mutants? Post-apocalyptic imaginings of a mundane world starved of resources? Is it fantasy based on uncertain and potentially disastrous scientific advances, as in The Invisivle Man of H. … Continue reading

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