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Essay: Science Fiction and the Personal-Political

Science Fiction and the Personal-Political

This essay begins with the following premise:

Everything is political in the sense that any action we take or decision we make or conclusion we reach rests on assumptions, norms, and values not everyone would

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On Writing

Essay: Footprints in the Snow

Footprints in the Snow

Plotter or Pantster?

“Are you a plotter or a pantster?”

This question bothers me. Taken at its most literal, it reduces writing either to rigidly designed plots or to route-free streams of consciousness. Neither model of …