Tag Archives: science fiction

Doomed.

I noted recently an article that said there is some concern in the US that Russian submarines may cut undersea internet cables as part of a preface to nuclear war (I think the writer was being just a little over … Continue reading

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Little, Big

Back when I was in college, I read a remarkable book called Engine Summer.  I’ll get back to this. This past weekend, on that awful ride about which I’ve written here, I did not have the near-perfect Beast on my … Continue reading

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Of Books and Sandwiches

In this week’s New Yorker, George Packer has an article speculating on whether Amazon is good for books. Let me be clear on this.  I think Amazon is great for books.  I’m particularly a fan of the Kindle Paperwhite, which … Continue reading

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DHALGREN

“to wound the autumnal city.” This is the entire first line of Samuel R. Delany’s Ulysses-class novel, Dhalgren.  If you are a science fiction reader, or even if you just happened to grow up at a particular time, you may … Continue reading

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Happy Hunger Games! Sex vs. Violence

Last year or so (a while back), somehow, my spouse and I got into reading the Hunger Games trilogy.  (No links.  Seriously?)  So we were very excited to see that a movie was being made of the books.  It was … Continue reading

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