Book as Body

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Posts tagged “ted chiang

Announcement! I made a BookTube channel.

Posted on March 23, 2020

With Covid-19 sweeping the globe, I’ve been self isolating (been doing this my whole life, man). This has led me to the point of insanity where I decided to start filming myself talking about books. I made my first video about the last book I reviewed on this blog! Posting videos publicly of myself talking is something I really NEVER thought I’d do. No lie, it makes me really nervous, but it’s a good thing to take risks! I hope it encourages you to do something out of your comfort zone. Please check it out and give me a subscribe if you like my content. Love, G

Exhalation: Stories by Ted Chiang

Posted on January 18, 2020

Sometimes, I really miss my university days.  One of my favorite classes I ever took was a humanities course called Topics: Science Fiction as Myth. I signed up because I had just taken a fantastic Intro to Classic Greek Myth course with the professor who was going to teach it. A couple of times a week, in one of a hundred cramped classrooms within a deteriorating liberal arts building, we would all whip out our gigantic Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction and discuss the short stories within. The professor created this class by combining his extensive knowledge of ancient myths with the relatively nascent genre of science fiction. His assertion was that sci-fi literature was modern myth-making. Myths are stories that play a fundamental…