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April 29th, 2018 | Comments Off on Pat Cadigan: Eyes on the Skies | Category: Interviews
Pat Cadigan: Eyes on the Skies

Widely regarded as one of the original cyberpunks, Pat Cadigan’s science-fiction roots run deep. Two of her first three novels won the Arthur C. Clarke Award. She and Robert Heinlein were friends. She’s edited sci-fi and fantasy magazines all the way back to the late 1970s. She’s been thinking about the future of humans and technology longer than most of us have been around.
In Ted Mooney’s novel Easy Travel to Other Planets (FSG, 1981), he writes,
The best way to prepare for the future is to keep an eye on the sky. That’s where …

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April 23rd, 2018 | Comments Off on Dominic Pettman: Human Matters | Category: Interviews
Dominic Pettman: Human Matters

I first came across Dominic Pettman’s work through his 2011 book, Human Error: Species-Being and Media Machines (University of Minnesota Press), which I promptly wrote about because it connected so many things I am interested in. Not long after, he wrote a cultural history of my favorite animal, Look at the Bunny: Totem, Taboo, Technology (Zer0 Books, 2013). He had written several before, and he’s written several since. He is a professor at Eugene Lang College and also teaches in the Liberal Studies Program at the New School for Social Research. Pettman is …