Robot Pontiffs and Alien Pilgrims: Review of Science Fiction and Catholicism by Jim Clarke

Robot Pontiffs and Alien Pilgrims: Review of Science Fiction and Catholicism: The Rise and Fall of the Robot Papacy by Jim Clarke Anna McFarlane Under Review: Science Fiction and Catholicism. By Jim Clarke. Gylphi, 2019. Debates surrounding the origins and nature of science fiction have long dominated academic discussions of speculative fiction, with Brian Aldiss … Continue reading Robot Pontiffs and Alien Pilgrims: Review of Science Fiction and Catholicism by Jim Clarke

Sorry, the Robot Uprising Is Not Coming: Review of More Than Machines? by Laura Voss

Sorry, the Robot Uprising Is Not Coming: Review of More Than Machines?: The Attribution of (In)Animacy to Robot Technology by Laura Voss Liz W. Faber Under Review: More Than Machines?: The Attribution of (In)Animacy to Robot Technology. Laura Voss. Columbia University Press/Transcript Publishing, April 2021. For lovers of science fiction, the image of robots and … Continue reading Sorry, the Robot Uprising Is Not Coming: Review of More Than Machines? by Laura Voss

“Just Use the Keyboard”: Review of The Computer’s Voice: From Star Trek to Siri by Liz W. Faber

"Just Use the Keyboard: Review of The Computer's Voice: From Star Trek to Siri by Liz W. Faber Lisa Meinecke Under Review: The Computer's Voice: From Star Trek to Siri. By Liz W. Faber. University of Minnesota Press, 2020. There is a scene in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (a.k.a. The One With the … Continue reading “Just Use the Keyboard”: Review of The Computer’s Voice: From Star Trek to Siri by Liz W. Faber

Dehumanized Labor: Review of Machinehood by S.B. Divvya

Dehumanized Labor: Review of Machinehood by S.B. Divya Shinjini Dey Under Review: Machinehood. By S.B. Divya. Gallery/Saga Press, 2021. S.B. Divya’s Machinehood opens with a jibe about the moniker “smart”, quickly moving to the streets of Chennai and to our protagonist, Welga—an culinary aesthete, an atheist, and a prominent cis woman with an implanted artificial … Continue reading Dehumanized Labor: Review of Machinehood by S.B. Divvya