Tag Archives: Infomocracy

Review of APB

I have a review of Death’s End coming, honest!  But I have a LOT to say about it.  In the interim, reading The Forever War and The Demolished Man have my mind turned to science fictional crime fighting.  How well-timed, … 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 Infomocracy by Malka Older

Happy Election Day! I was there shortly after the polls opened, Infomocracy in hand, but heavy early voting didn’t leave many people.  There was no line so I finished Infomocracy over a leisurely breakfast instead.  Cyberpunk with a distinctly political … Continue reading

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Review of Joe Steele by Harry Turtledove

I read Joe Steele—and wrote an Amazon review—back when it came out in spring 2015.  I wanted to revisit in light of the rise of Trump (and the addition of an Infomocracy tag) and to give further consideration to how … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: Double Star by Robert Heinlein

As I mentioned in my Intro, my ignorance regarding classics of speculative fiction runs deep.  My ignorance of the classics of science fiction, and science fiction in general, runs really deep.  I was all about fantasy growing up and only … Continue reading

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