A Slow-Books Manifesto - The Atlantic →
“To borrow a cadence from Michael Pollan: Read books. As often as you can. Mostly classics.”
If You Don’t Talk To Your Kids About Philosophy,... →
Citizen Scientists Reveal a Bubbly Milky Way -... →
“For several years I had tried to write about my father, but had gotten nowhere, probably because the subject was too close to my life, and thus not so easy to force into another form, which of course is a prerequisite for literature. That is its sole law: everything had to submit to form. If any of literature’s other elements are stronger than form, such as style, plot, theme, if any of these...
Printing Muscle - Technology Review →
Our Gibsonian future.
Paul J. McAuley on Near Futures and Far →
Paul J. McAuley: “Fiction about the near future, as many people have noted, is most often like a funhouse mirror of the present. It distorts and exaggerates our current fears and preoccupations; it takes current trends and pushes them as far as they’ll go without breaking down into incoherence. It’s science fiction in its most purely satirical mode. Like costume drama films,...