Science fiction can serve as an imaginative production of political theory.
Science fiction writing often serves as a thought experiment that explores shared and hidden beliefs whose material and political reverberations lie further in the future.
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Treatment for nervous exhaustion in the Victorian era could literally drive you mad.
North Korean women work at the cashier table of a bookstore in Pyongyang, North Korea.
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The state-produced stories, which include tales about apartment lotteries, theme parks and the Clintons, might seem absurd. But they offer a window into the regime's priorities and anxieties.
Kristen Roupenian's Cat Person short story in the New Yorker about the perils of dating in the digital world is flawed – and brilliant as a result.
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Muslims throughout the world will celebrate the holiday of Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) beginning this Thursday evening. Here's an introduction to this important feast and its partner, Eid al-Fitr.
Cover art from “Annie Muktuk and Other Stories,” Norma Dunning’s first book filled with sixteen Inuit stories which portray the unvarnished realities of northern life via strong and gritty characters.
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Inuit poet, scholar and writer Norma Dunning shares her experiences of trying to get published in Canada.