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

Humanity Crash Test: Review of Extreme Fabulations by Steven Shaviro

Humanity Crash Test: Review of Extreme Fabulations: Science Fictions of Life by Steven Shaviro Sébastien Doubinsky Under Review: Extreme Fabulations. By Steven Shavrio. Goldsmiths Press, August 3, 2021. Steven Shaviro is a familiar figure for all those academically interested in speculative and science fiction. An all-around thinker, philosopher, and critic, he has written a number … Continue reading Humanity Crash Test: Review of Extreme Fabulations by Steven Shaviro

War of Images, Images of War: Technology and Labor in Caitlin Starling’s The Luminous Dead

War of Images, Images of War: Technology and Labor in Caitlin Starling’s The Luminous Dead Shinjini Dey Caitlin Starling’s The Luminous Dead (TLD) is a novel set entirely within a cave. Published in 2019, the science fiction and horror novel trails a gig worker, Gyre, as she follows the directives of her employer deep into … Continue reading War of Images, Images of War: Technology and Labor in Caitlin Starling’s The Luminous Dead

The Unbuilding Complete: Review of Gross Ideas: Tales of Tomorrow’s Architecture edited by Attlee, Harper, and Smith

The Unbuilding Complete: Review of Gross Ideas: Tales of Tomorrow's Architecture edited by Attlee, Harper, and Smith Amy Butt Under Review: Edwina Attlee, Phineas Harper, and Maria Smith, editors. Gross Ideas: Tales of Tomorrow's Architecture. The Architecture Foundation, 2019 Architecture is experiencing an existential crisis. As a design practice, architecture has always been driven by … Continue reading The Unbuilding Complete: Review of Gross Ideas: Tales of Tomorrow’s Architecture edited by Attlee, Harper, and Smith

Patterns, Guts: Style and Substance in This Is How You Lose The Time War

Patterns, Guts: Style & Substance in This Is How You Lose The Time War Jake Casella Brookins Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone’s This Is How You Lose The Time War took home major genre awards, and developed an unusually intense fanbase for a standalone novella. It needs no defending. I was fortunate to read it … Continue reading Patterns, Guts: Style and Substance in This Is How You Lose The Time War