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All Futures Are Political: a Q&A With Spec-Fic Author Alaya Dawn Johnson

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For a super-genre known for its imagination of radically different worlds and futurescapes, speculative fiction has always been considerably conservative. Spec-fic—an umbrella term encompassing science-fiction, fantasy, horror, alternate history, and some in-between works—has often contrasted fantastic worlds of… »5/12/15 7:38am5/12/15 7:38am

How AoS made me regain my appreciation for Star Trek: TNG

I've mentioned that Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has problems, and that it's not too late to take steps to fix those problems. Fixing those problems boils down to developing the characters and plot more beyond the standard "Monster of the Week" formula that many of the episodes so far have focused on. Conflicts… »1/10/14 8:19am1/10/14 8:19am