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Modern Myth and Meaning: The Rebel Starbird

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[Joseph] Campbell thought that in order for modern society to rejuvenate itself from a detached spiritual condition, we were going to need some new symbols.

What Happens When Every Citizen Receives a Universal Basic Income

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Thomas Paine wrote about this. The same guy who said "The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is reason."

Distopías ecuatorianas

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On Dystopias, with side trips to Philip K. Dick and Ecuador.

Universal Basic Income Could Boost US Economy by $2.5 Trillion

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Basic Income in the US could also provide a huge boost for the nation's economy.

REVIEW: The Naked World by Eli K. P. William

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Middle books of a trilogy are the ugly step-child of literature. Everybody loves the first book in a trilogy: the characters are shiny and...

Close encounter of South Korean kind/South Korean Science Fiction

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At times, living in South Korea feels like living in a science fiction or dark fantasy world. Does this mean that South Koreans aren't interested in speculative fiction? ABSOLUTELY NOT!

Congressional Funding for NASA in 2017 (Not half bad – who...

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Congress unanimously approved NASA's 2017 budget. Considering the anti-science bias in this Congress, this one is a pleasant surprise (with one glaring exception).

Scide Splitters: Brooklyn Project by William Tenn

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"Brooklyn Project," William Tenn’s outstanding political satire, highlights the folly of disregarding civil liberties for the sake of security.

Scide Splitters: The Masculinist Revolt by William Tenn

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Warning: The story recommended in this review contains satire that may cause indigestion in some readers, particularly those who are currently afflicted with Puppy Mania.

Reflections in a Black Mirror

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Black Mirror’s thesis is exactly what its title suggests: a dark reflection of ourselves.

A Review of Flashback by Dan Simmons

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This book kicks posterior. It's a wild turbo-boosted ride through a shockingly plausible dystopia.

I Hope You See Something I Don’t

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The Mars Curiosity rover, with a finite lifetime, is sleeping on the job. I wonder if it dreams. Apparently we've stopped.

Who Is Your Audience, and Why Should You Care?

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The artistic process, whether painting or prose, is admittedly the child of self-expression. The long-standing image of the cloistered artist in her studio —...