The BLOG — Musings & Announcements
Reflections on Anything and Everything
Writings on politics, history, art, music, economics, culture, travel, science, engineering, and anything else that happens to interest me at the time. Look here, also, for announcements on my stories, books, and writing projects. I know that’s counterintuitive—shouldn’t that be in the WLOG?—but no. The WLOG is only for writing about writing, in the most abstract way, as well as for the Generous Readings.
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.read more
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...read more
Politics in fiction today is a touchy subject, but one still worth discussing. In opening, I wish to posit three points about it, especially in speculative fiction.read more