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Reality and Artificial Intelligence

Given the nature of the current artificial intelligence or AI landscape, any attempt to discuss the technology is like trying to describe an ocean wave racing towards you. You might posit that the wave’s amplitude […]

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The Big Idea: R. B. Lemberg

Don’t let today’s Big Idea fly by you. Dive into author R. B. Lemberg’s Big Idea as they walk you through the construction of their newest novel, Yoke of Stars. R. B. LEMBERG: Two years ago, […]

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The Big Idea: P.H. Low

There is the myth of being forever young — but what about the forever that comes after that? P.H. Low has given this some thought in These Deathless Shores, and in this Big Idea, is […]

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The Big Idea: Chaz Brenchley

There once was a saying that “The Sun Never Sets on the British Empire” — and in Mary Ellen, Craterean!, author Chaz Brenchley expands on that idea, with a whole new planet for the sun, […]

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The Big Idea: Rob Costello

Editor Rob Costello has a theory about monsters, and what they have in common with a segment of us who constantly find themselves under attack. It’s one compelling reason for the existence of We Mostly […]

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The Big Idea: Dan Rice

Inner demons: we have them! We (mostly) don’t love them! And in this Big Idea for The Wrath of Monsters, author Dan Rice looks at how these inner demons affect (and maybe even prey on) […]

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Book Cover: Anti-intellectualism in American Life by Richard Hofstadter

Matt’s Reviews: Anti-intellectualism in American Life by Richard Hofstadter

  Publisher:            Alfred A. Knopf   Publish Date:       1969   Copyright Date:   1962   Pages:                 434   Author:                 Richard Hofstadter   ISBN (The version I read from the library pre-dated ISBN, but a more recent edition):    ISBN13: 9780394703176    ISBN10: 0394703170 Anti-intellectualism […]

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The Big Idea: José Pablo Iriarte

Author José Pablo Iriarte is here today to tell us a bit about his debut middle grade novel, Benny Ramírez and the Nearly Departed. Both his novel and his Big Idea feature a feeling many […]

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The Big Idea: Zilka Joseph

  The world is wider than we often know, with more people and communities in them than many of us have heard of before. In Sweet Malida: Memories of a Bene Israel Woman, author Zilka […]

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The Big Idea: Kerrie Faye

Sometimes as an author, you have to work to develop a character. And sometimes, they just… appear. Which of these did author Kerry Faye have happen for her novel Dead Girl? She’s here now to […]

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Chengdu… Nuevamente

Pues, yo no quería hacer ningún comentario negativo a mi experiencia sobre la última Wordcon, pero hay tanta controversia, sobre todo con el Hugo, que pienso es mi responsabilidad hablar sobre mi experiencia. En primer […]

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