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Some Weekend Reading

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On September 29, 2018
Malka Older is an academic, a humanitarian worker, and a science fiction writer. We’ll be talking about her work in the next Political History of the Future entry, but yesterday on her twitter feed she reminded me of the first thing by her I read, the short story “Tear Tracks”. Published at Tor.com in 2015, […]
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Quick TV Rec: American Vandal

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On September 16, 2018
There’s a problem I occasionally encounter as a reviewer that I call the “it’s really good” problem. It’s when you want to recommend something that doesn’t have an obvious hook (or worse, has a hook that is offputting) and whose appeal boils down the fact that it’s simply impeccably executed. You end up being reduced […]
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In this installment of A Political History of the Future, our series about how science fiction constructs its political and economic futures, we discuss indie developer Fullbright’s most recent game, Tacoma, and how it imagines a corporatized future in space. When I started this series, I didn’t anticipate writing a lot about games. First, because […]
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