Book Reviews

Book Review: A People’s Future Of The United States- SPECULATIVE FICTION FROM 25 EXTRAORDINARY WRITERS

GENDER INEQUALITY, SURVEILLANCE, homophobia, controlled birth rates, cranial digital chips – these sound dystopian, but also strangely familiar. How far are we actually from these developments in the United States? China had the one-child policy for decades, homophobia is existent worldwide, and women still have to fight for equal rights in almost every aspect of […]

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Trump Sky Alpha: A Horrifically Realistic Story of Donald Trump’s influence on Our Future

“Trump still talking, still livestreaming, sailing above the unfolding devastation, justifying and raging, attacking his enemies, and then calling for a big strike, calling for it even as the internet was flickering out.” (P.105) MARK DOTEN DESCRIBES, in his new novel, all too realistically what the end of the world might look like. From the […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Meander, Spiral, Explode: Design and Pattern in Narrative

If you have ever tried to fit a story plot into a “dramatic arc” (According to the 19th century German novelist Gustav Freytag: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, denouement) but failed, then you need to read Jane Alison’s book Meander, Spiral, Explode: Design and Pattern in Narrative. Alison’s book releases pressure from the traditional […]

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