Category Archives: Dystopian

Logan is Wolverine Boiled Down to his Essence

Logan is, without a doubt, the best X-Men movie yet.  And that’s counting Deadpool.  It’s the first nine (!) movies boiled down to their essence.  The two actors and characters at the heart of the movies—Hugh Jackman/Wolverine and Patrick Stewart/Professor … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: 1984 by George Orwell, Part 2

Welcome back for the belated Part 2 of my discussion of 1984 by George Orwell.  You can find Part 1 here.  In Part 1 I focused on 1984’s surveillance state and its prescient critique of the Stalinist Soviet Union.  Today … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: 1984 by George Orwell, Part 1

In honor of the election I’ve been running a political speculative fiction mini-series, starting with Harry Turtledove’s Joe Steele and Malka Older’s Infomocracy and ending with George Orwell’s 1984.  I have a lot to say about 1984, and I’m feeling … Continue reading

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Review of Resist by Tracy Lawson

Resist, book 2 in Tracy Lawson’s Resistance Series, builds on the strengths of Counteract.  Careen and Tommy’s budding relationship continues to grow at the same time it generates conflict.  And Lawson’s keen grasp on the idea of liberty and the … Continue reading

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Review of Counteract by Tracy Lawson

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” – Ben Franklin The Office of Civilian Safety and Defense confirmed that a chemical weapons attack against the United States is imminent.  … Continue reading

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