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A Computer Wrote My Story

Genetically engineered disco dancers sweep prestigious dance competitions! And other possible uses for artificial intelligence as a writing aid.

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The Right Time for J.G. Ballard

As a kid growing up on Asimov, Bradbury, Burroughs, Clarke, and Verne, somehow James Graham (J.G.) Ballard flew under my radar. Ballard would probably appreciate that analogy. His work frequently highlights civilization’s dependence on dysfunctional technology. But when web searches…

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Books are like windows. Open a book and breathe in the fresh air, or close a book and suffocate. Here’s what I’ve been breathing lately. Climate Fiction has been calling me, enough to read the gargantuan Overstory—three times the length…