Tag Archives: social commentary

Women’s Book March: The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal

I’m challenging myself to read only novels by women and femme people for a full year, from March 2019 through March 2020. Read this post to get the full story! No matter how much I love the radical scientific extrapolations … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Book Reviews, Fiction, Science Fact, science fiction, Women's Book March Challenge | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Women’s Book March: vN: The First Machine Dynasty by Madeline Ashby

I’m challenging myself to read only novels by women and femme people for a full year, from March 2019 through March 2020. Read this post to get the full story! Madeline Ashby’s vN is one of the gnarliest, most biological … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Book Reviews, Fiction, science fiction, Women's Book March Challenge | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Women’s Book March: The Outside by Ada Hoffmann

I’m challenging myself to read only novels by women and femme people for a full year, from March 2019 through March 2020. Read this post to get the full story! One of the goals of this challenge is to introduce … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Book Reviews, Fiction, science fiction, Women's Book March Challenge | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Women’s Book March: Amnesty by Lara Elena Donnelly

I’m challenging myself to read only novels by women and femme people for a full year, from March 2019 through March 2020. Read this post to get the full story! For my first Women’s Book March pick of May, I … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Fiction, Women's Book March Challenge | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Women’s Book March: Updraft by Fran Wilde

I’m challenging myself to read only novels by women and femme people for a full year, from March 2019 through March 2020. Read this post to get the full story! Delequerriat: The act of concealment, in plain sight, may only … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Book Reviews, Fiction, Women's Book March Challenge | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Women’s Book March: The Only Harmless Great Thing by Brooke Bolander

I’m challenging myself to read only novels by women and femme people for a full year, from March 2019 through March 2020. Read this post to get the full story! The next entry in my Women’s Book March is The … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Book Reviews, books, Fiction, science fiction, Women's Book March Challenge | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

This Book Is Not Yet Rated

About a year and a half ago, I was spending a lot of time on the fiction sharing platform Inkitt. Inkitt lets writers create a profile and upload short stories and even entire novels to the site, where other users can … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Commentary | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

A Singular Enlightenment

I’m a reformed Singularitarian. In high school, my dad gave me my brick-like copy of Ray Kurzweil’s The Singularity Is Near, a spiritual successor to his speculative books on the future of artificial intelligence, The Age of Intelligent Machines, followed … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, Non-Fiction | Tagged | Leave a comment

Large Hadrosaur Collider*– Or, Thoughts on Jurassic World

Jurassic World takes the opportunity to engage with the themes of Jurassic Park and turns it into an hour and a half of plastic dinosaurs smashing together. Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, film | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Where Are the Futures?

In his article “Where Are the Jobs?”, David Brooks observes that outside of the information technology arena, we have made little progress in realizing the ideal future imagined thirty or forty years ago. We still depend largely on fossil fuels … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment