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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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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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Burning Sky by Rachel Pollack (1989)

“Burning Sky” (1989) by Rachel Pollack (4489 words) Posted here to facilitate our upcoming discussion. Or: [Download PDF] <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> Sometimes I think of my clitoris as a magnet, pulling me along to uncover new deposits of ore in the fantasy … Continue reading

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