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Let’s talk humanist science fiction: An interview with writer Ray Nayler

Reading Time: 15 minutes In North American literature, strict boundaries are often propped up between fiction and nonfiction, along with “literary” and “genre” prose. These are useful for commercial purposes, but out of step with our history. Speculative fiction might even be considered our oldest literary form: a realm of play and exploration, and a way of reaching deeper […]

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Mother-daughter stories are easy. You just have to break the universe

Reading Time: 5 minutes More than ever before, adult children are breaking ties with their parents. Shifting cultural norms and expectations, coupled with increased individualism and awareness of mental health concepts, are prompting children in their 30s to go “limited contact/no contact” with parents, and learn techniques like “gray-rocking” to communicate with parents who trigger emotional breakdowns and irrational […]

Posted inFiction

A letter from Jackrabbit Springs

Reading Time: 4 minutes Hello again! Well the big move is finally over and I know it’s been a while since you heard from me but now that we’re settled in I wanted to catch you up with all the goings-on out here in Jackrabbit Springs.  And is there ever a lot of Spring in Jackrabbit Springs these days! […]

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5 minutes into the future

Reading Time: 3 minutes It was the tests that ran out.  They knew they’d never be able to stop the trade of abortifacients. The tests were a different matter. They owned the companies that made the tests.  No test, no scrip. No scrip, no pill. We need to talk about the rabbits So here’s what’s going to happen. We […]

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Commonwealth, III.XVI: Angel of Fury

Reading Time: < 1 minute Commonwealth: A Novel of Utopia, part 3, chapter 4 Author’s Note: This is an excerpt from my novel Commonwealth. The rest of today’s installment is free, but only on my Patreon site. If you want to read the next part today, it’s already up on Patreon as well. You can sign up for as little […]