Book Review: Jagganath, by Karin Tidbeck

Do you like deliciously creepy, peculiar, strange short stories? You’re probably going to like Jagganath, which will take you on a whirlwind of adventure through strange magic, oddness, and weirdly compelling settings and people. As Tidbeck freely admits in her author’s note at the end of the book, these stories definitely have a Nordic feel, […]

Can We Challenge Genetic Perfectionism In Science Fiction?

One of my recurring frustrations with science fiction as an overall genre is the tendency towards eliminationism in texts; disabled people are often entirely absent unless they’re being used as plot devices. The idea is that they’d be eradicated by manipulating genetics and using advanced medical techniques to resolve serious injuries and prevent or cure […]