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On October 7, 2019
Some writing I’ve published recently on my blog and on other sites that might be of interest. I reviewed James Gray’s Ad Astra, which seems to have faded away rather quickly but which I found quite moving. Despite a not-inconsiderable degree of self-importance, Ad Astra felt to me like a direct response to a lot […]
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The Righteous Gemstones is a new HBO comedy from the writing and producing team of Danny McBride and Jody Hill. I haven’t watched McBride and Hill’s previous shows, Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals, but I tuned into Gemstones because of its premise. The show focuses on the titular dynasty, a family of white evangelical […]
I have a review of Kim Stanley Robinson’s most recent novel, Red Moon, at Strange Horizons today. I think Robinson is one of the most important writers working in SF right now. His emphasis how systems, both natural and manmade, impact societies are some of the most complete and thought-out in the genre (it was […]

Chernobyl

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On June 7, 2019

Writing in the New Yorker, Masha Gessen takes HBO’s recently-concluded, and for the most part universally-lauded, miniseries about the Chernobyl disaster to task for failing to grasp Soviet powe

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