Thoughts on Science fiction
A morally nuanced action film for our time.
Can there ever be a just empire?
Might catastrophe be used as a form of population control?
Information wants to be promiscuous.
The Forever War
For many returning from war, they might as well be returning to another planet.
A History of the Future in 100 Objects
The future will be a lot like the present, only more.
The Left Hand of Darkness
You can learn a lot from what makes you uncomfortable, if you can just get over that discomfort.
Does technology amplify the ugliest aspects of humanity, or merely reveal them?
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
The future might be dramatically different from the present while still recognizably the same.
Freedom is rarely something you simply have or lose. More often, the prices of some freedoms are others.
Our species can barely handle the present day: how the hell are we going to handle the future?
What if disturbances in the fabric of spacetime enforced technological disparities between parts of a city?
Language is power.
How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
If you could go back in time, you'd be the same schmuck you've always been, only younger.
Everything is a virus.
The Windup Girl
If our species doesn't survive, it will be because we didn't deserve to.
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