This month was a mixed bag of genres and feelings, but not quality - from romance to to economic nonfiction to afrofuture to high fantasy, I loved everything I read this month!
Science Fiction is scary because it asks readers to cast their minds forward into the unknown, rather than, say, backward into fantastical versions of human history. But good science fiction isn't actually about the aliens and the robots. It's about universal problems we all have intimate knowledge of—love and hate as transcendent emotions; grief and … Continue reading Science Fiction Is Not About the Aliens
You turn off the autopilot and lift the hovercraft out of the glowing streams of drifting vehicles. Sounds filter through the thick metal: honks and ads, and that subtle electric hum that seems to underlie everything. You accelerate, matching the breakneck speed of your thoughts. And slowly, they quiet. The city is beautiful. Absolutely no … Continue reading Playlist | cruising through a neon sci-fi city in your hovercraft