When history goes ‘wonderfully wrong’ (review)

Review: “The Lucky Strike,” by Kim Stanley RobinsonPM PressISBN: 978-1-60486-085-6128 pages Buy this book in paperback and Kindle ebook editions. It takes no small degree of presumption and vision, not to mention technical mastery as a writer, to… Read More

Magical escapes in a city of sunlight and shadows (review)

What a sparkling jewel-box of a book is Ellen Klages’ World Fantasy Award-winning “Passing Strange” — full of intricate workings, hidden chambers, privileged glimpses into private and magical lives … and packing a wicked, winking Jack (or is it Jill?)-in-the-box ending.

‘Galaxy’s Edge’ and our immersive, mediated future

“Galaxy’s Edge,” the new Star Wars exhibit opening in Disneyland and Disneyworld, represents the apotheosis of immersive consumer culture … but it also represents the crossover between myth and reality, and the reality of culture as socially created construct.

‘The Atavist’ adds a humanist twist to time travel

“I was originally trying to come back with names for a person that idealizes the romantic past. Many words didn’t quite capture the feeling I was looking for, but The Atavist did — even though most people don’t recognize the word or its meaning. And that’s okay — we’ll help define it!”