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Western Literature II, Lesson 175 - “Is Kant’s nature/freedom dualism clearer in ‘Farewell to the Master’ or ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’? Explain.”

Immanuel Kant was an 18th-century German philosopher whose work is said to be one of the cornerstones of modern secular philosophy. His nature-freedom dualism argument states that as mankind gains more control over nature, the tools that mankind use to subjugate nature gain more control over mankind. 440 more words

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Book Review: The Loneliest Girl in the Universe

I’ve been reading a lot of science fiction lately after not touching any for a year or two and I’m loving this step back into the genre. 556 more words


Book Review: The High Crusade by Poul Anderson

Following in the footsteps of my The Broken Sword review is another Poul Anderson masterpiece, mostly unknown to modern readers.

The High Crusade is a book about English knights, priests, and peasants from the medieval period who take over an alien spaceship and begin to fight the aliens on other planets. 245 more words


Arguing with the Publisher

Got into an argument with a scifi fan over what influenced the Alien Series. I said, “The Voyage of the Space Beagle” by AE van Vogt, and many on Youtube scoffed, saying I didn’t know what I was talking about. 120 more words


My Top Ten Books of the Year So Far

Just finished my 100th book of the year! So far, here are my top ten.


(Also, of these 100, 38% were by authors of color. I wish it was more, but it is straight up HARD to find books by POC, because they only make up about 10% of published authors altogether. 88 more words


Drop in, 'cause busy

This is a picture of the king and his second wife, who ran away from their kingdoms to become shepherds-slash-adventurers. This is the scene where they find a dragon buried in the mountainside. 592 more words