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365 FRAMES 2015: Day 128 - Sirius

“Stapledon is taking a step back from the vast scale of some of his other works and ideas and really just… coming to terms with the everyday actions or essence or contemplations of what it is to be a human being or a creature that has been encouraged to think and feel like a human being, but ultimately struggles with that, there is a conflict within that person.” 17 more words

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Xavier de Maistre's Voyage autour de ma chambre and Expédition nocturne autour de ma chambre

Back in the mists of time, around a decade ago, there was a plan for an ever-expanding online collection of short critical essays on key works of the fantastic. 1,079 more words


Reprint: The Golden Transcendence

Given the furore about the latest Hugo list, I thought I would post here my one and only review of a book by John C. Wright. 1,044 more words

Olaf Stapledon - Last and First Men (1930)

I think a reasonable, intelligible first response to this book would go along the lines of “lolololol u w0t m8″. Last and First Men covers the rise and fall of eighteen separate human species who struggle with the rudiments of information science, space travel, electrical power generation, and other tasks. 608 more words


The Movement of The Seven Planets is Melodious

Mythic Astrologer and Celebrationist: Steve Nelson is the great teacher who’s work has enlightened my quest for the knowledge of the ancients and the comfort to realize my dreams. 258 more words

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Demolishing "Show Not Tell" and "What Is Science Fiction For?"

Two worthwhile additions to the Coode Street Podcast recently. They even manage to almost not mention any awards.

Episode 198 features science fiction critic and encyclopedist John Clute. 420 more words

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