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What I've been working on lately:

What I've been working on lately:

I’ve gotten a big chunk of The Von Neumann Wives finished. Enough to show it to some (very patient) people, namely Dave and Caitlin. Here’s a clip: “Leave me alone!” Amy pressed herself up against the wall. Her fingers, for some reason, were still in her ears. She was crying. They were staring. “I’m sorry, okay? I’m really sorry. I didn’t mean to. Just please let me go home. Please, I just want to go home.” One smiled faintly. “You…

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Optimism in SF anime

Optimism in SF anime

The talented Jetse de Vries asked me to share my thoughts on optimistic science fiction in the anime medium, and I contributed as best I could. Overwhelmingly, anime creates an optimistic sentiment not by depicting a utopian future, but by locating the reason for hope in humanity’s ability to make the right decision — to sacrifice, to embrace, to re-build. In the face of apocalyptic destruction, impossible odds, and a long record of mistakes and misdeeds, the heroes (and anti-heroes)…

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