The Importance of Altering Our Geographies

The Importance of Altering Our Geographies

In our heads, fantasy and science-fiction writers go to crazy places, other worlds, and extra dimensions. In reality, though, a change of geography can lead our creativity to new heights and ground us in broader truths.

Recommend What’s Good, Never Mind the Stars

Recommend What’s Good, Never Mind the Stars

How is it one of the greatest science-fiction novels of the twentieth century earns the same rating as a badly informed masturbation fantasy filled with dangerous BDSM advice? Let’s find out, and then do something about it. Recommend worthy books, and be wary of the five-star rating system.

Reader Bias, Analysis, and the Lie of Five Stars

Reader Bias, Analysis, and the Lie of Five Stars

A Culture of Bias Today, we have a culture of bias, one which celebrates our irrationalities rather than seeking to minimize them. This culture infects our politics, relationships, and economy—all negatively—not just in the United States but around the world.1 Most...
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