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Science Fiction, Identity, and Inclusivity
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As we wrap up our month of celebrating science fiction, we're also celebrating the "birth" of a new edition of Star Trek. ST: Discovery premiered last night. One episode aired on network television, and the rest will be available through subscription streaming.
We watched the first episode, and I'm on the fence. It seems to be a love-it-or-meh kind of show. So far, the plot didn't compel me; perhaps future episodes will. One of the selling points for a lot of my acquaintances seems to be the promised inclusion of a...
Author Spotlight: Brandon L. Summers
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Continuing with our month of science fiction, today's interview features Brandon L. Summers, author of Quiet Shy. This story has the feel to me of combining dystopian future, comic book, and science fiction, with literary leanings and even some magical elements. In other words, a bit of everything. It's a unique story, and I love the relationship between the two main women.
How and why did you choose your genre?
I’m not impressed by reality. The world isn’t a great place. Science...
When Fiction Becomes Reality
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This month, the focus is on science fiction. It couldn't have come at a better time. There are many exciting new discoveries all the time that line up with things people only guessed at fifty or sixty years ago. It makes one wonder what else might become reality.
On the flip side, not all of technology is innocent. Recently, there's been some controversy around an AI that can reportedly determine if a person is gay or straight based on analysis of dating profile pictures. While...