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Junction to be Published!!

“Debut novelist Daniel M. Bensen’s JUNCTION, in which a Japanese nature show host finds himself on an exploratory trip to an alien world, but when members of the party start to die, he wonders if one of the others might … Continue reading

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Five Star Reviews: Aggressor Six

Aggressor Six by Wil McCarthy I missed a nap for this book, dammit! I stayed up all afternoon after an exhausting trip to the children’s museum because otherwise how would I learn why the aliens blew up all those space … Continue reading

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Violet Evergarden

By my serifs and ligatures! I am really enjoying Violet Evergarden. Maybe it’s because it has a lovely constructed script (sort of Latin/Cyrillic/Georgian with distinct serif, sans-serif, cursive, and printed handwritten forms! USED PERHAPS TO WRITE A REAL CONSTRUCTED LANGUAGE?!?!?!111/?). Maybe … Continue reading

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Ensuring Collective Prosperity

Here’s the answer to the linguistic puzzle I posted on Friday. I showed you what a passage on 22nd-century political theory sounded like, and perhaps the most common way it might be spelled. To help you along, here’s the maximally conservative … Continue reading

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Ding ding!

And I’m back from vacation with black circles under my eyes and the Trolls sound track in my head. But I did manage have a conversation with my wife! We talked about Wallstreet. “We call Europe and Asia ‘conservative markets,’” she … Continue reading

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The Scifi Rock Opera

I wrote this on the bus <Quazzon Emissary> We came from a distant society To question your culture’s moralety You’ve got forty days to revise all your mores Or you‘ll become slaves to our empathy! <humans> Oh ohhhh! Tremble with … Continue reading

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Ropes Course

Happy birthday to Simon Roy! He makes scifi comics and has a Patreon. Yup. Go give him money and read his stuff. And if you want something more to read, here’s a new Fellow Tetrapod story. “Shambling ape!” Cawed the … Continue reading

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Yes, we have no Bananas

“So you decided to escape the USA when they stopped serving bananas?” The coyote had a Canadian accent and smiled as the drones buzzed by overhead. He was either very confident his hacking or blissed out on auto-meditation. Maybe both. … Continue reading

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Distributing the future

I’m reading William Gibson right now, so what better time to talk about his quote: “The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.” The implication is that we can look at those people with access to … Continue reading

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Five Star Review: Dichronauts

I haven’t been this surprised and entertained by world building for a long time, and I was beginning to think I had outgrown science fiction. I hadn’t. I just didn’t know how far it could go. The geometry of the … Continue reading

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