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Uncanny Valley Digest: We by Yevgeny Zamyatin

Our Wednesday night Zamyatin discussion was the hammer and tongs! Like many thought-provoking Russian novels of its time, Yevgeny Zamyatin’s 1924 authoritarian dystopia, We, was first published in translation, outside of Russia. It is an epistolary novel of journal entries … Continue reading

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Uncanny Valley Digest: Stanisław Lem’s “Let Us Save The Universe”

Last night’s Stanisław Lem discussion was a joyride in a cosmic salvage craft! (In Polish, the “ł” is pronounced as a soft “wa,” between “L” and “W” on the English speaking palate.) Lem’s most well-traveled character, Ijon Tichy, delivers a … Continue reading

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Uncanny Valley Digest: Kajio Shinji

Where “Story of Your Life” is a story about almost too much science, in “Reiko’s Universe Box,” by Kajio Shinji, the science only functions metaphorically. Gill said it gave him insight into what kind of writer he is. “I’m more … Continue reading

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