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Uncanny Valley Digest: Sultana’s Dream By Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain

Last night’s Sultana’s Dream discussion clinked like porcelain at a tea party. The story had the same essay quality and social critique agenda of The Star, but in a firmly feminist perspective. Everyone present appreciated the story for it’s intentions … Continue reading

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Sultana’s Dream by Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain (1905)

“Sultana’s Dream” (1905) – Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain (3986 words) First published in The Indian Ladies’ Magazine, Madras, 1905 <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> One evening I was lounging in an easy chair in my bedroom and thinking lazily of the condition of Indian womanhood. … Continue reading

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Uncanny Valley Digest: The Star by H.G. Wells

Last night’s H.G. Wells discussion careened into the sun! This essay-style short story (published in The Graphic magazine, December 1897) sets the tone for the whole “catastrophe-from-space” impact genre of sci-fi (Armageddon, Deep Impact, Hale-Bopp, etc.). The idea that a … Continue reading

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