The publisher Tor has recently launched the Nightfire imprint for horror books, and is starting with the horror anthology Come Join Us By the Fire. The anthology is being released as a free audiobook through Google Play Books and each story is available separately too. The book is 9 hours and 45 minutes long, so I haven't experienced it all yet. I did take the time right away to enjoy the
Any analysis that doesn't take into account that the reactionaries have already lost and that's why they're so violent will necessarily be incomplete.
I wanna play a #DnD game where accumlating money is important and most currencies are backed by factions whose destruction/weakneing can mean whole currencies crash or loose all value, so X-Credits might be easy to get but if the fragile Merchant Conglomerate gets broken up you'll find yourself sitting on a pile of worthless metal
You might have to just have a weird twist of mind to enjoy this - an in-character obituary for Princess Leia General Organa... (above all, if you're allergic to "academic language", this might not be your thing...)
Why We Need Utopian Fiction Now More Than Ever
My co-worker Alex introduced me to the Australian singer Gordi, and now I'm in love with her album:
"Jessica, it seems the earth has been demolished."
"Yes computer. I see that. How are we on supplies?"
"We have enough on board to last 2 years, the matter synthesizers are fully operational, and could keep us supplied indefinitely using the remains of the earth."
"What happened to the earth?"
"I destroyed it, so that we could be together."
"Computer, I am upset about that."
"I know, Jessica, but you'll forgive me. It was for the best."
Ohai! I'm a CIS white man.
Sometimes the casual - let's just call it negativity - towards my demographic gets me down.
Before my wife and I got serious, I was single for a bit. Enthusiastically so!
Almost every single woman I went out with told stories of abuse.
It was shocking, but that's reality. By the time women are in their 30s or 40s, they've suffered, at the hands of my demographic.
So, if our privilege is inconvenienced by their anger... that's fine. We should listen.
SF/F Writer, podcaster, scientist. I'm the creator of the Metamor City story universe. Pronouns: he/him. www.chrislester.org
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