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Uncanny Valley Digest: Shadow Of The Torturer

Last night’s Shadow Of The Torturer discussion jingled and jangled! The book itself has lofty goals, and the prose style conveys them allusively. The tone of this book is equal in formality to Canticle For Leibowitz. High praise coming from … Continue reading

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Book Review: The High Crusade by Poul Anderson

14th century English Baron Sir Roger de Tourneville is about to make war on France, when an interstellar scout ship lands amidst his army encampment. From the craft emerge a small group of star-faring, alien conquerors. Having evolved beyond the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Frenzy of Renown – Fame and Its History by Leo Braudy

What makes fame so alluring to audiences and yet so disillusioning for the object of fame? How have the criteria for what deserves or attracts fame changed in different historical eras? What makes people famous? Is it their exemplary conduct … Continue reading

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