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Uncanny Valley: Science Fiction Summer Reading Group

Tip your axis to the sun, summer’s on! Secure the drive plate as we cast off into Uncanny Valley, with your intrepid hosts, David Gill and Suhail Rafidi. Where & When? (IRL and Online) Four Wednesday night discussions, 6:00 PM … 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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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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