Monthly Archives: February 2022

Omelas in the times of Covid-19

Ursula K. Le Guinn’s The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas is one of the best-known short stories in all fiction.  It won the 1974 Hugo Award, but it’s not necessarily fantasy or science fiction.  The term “philosophical fiction” is … Continue reading

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Book review: Termination Shock by Neal Stephenson

I must confess that I have a problem with Neal Stephenson.  Based on his past performance, I have high expectations for his works, so even when he delivers something as technically proficient as Termination Shock, with interesting ideas that hit … Continue reading

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