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Dystopian dreams: how feminist science fiction predicted the future
Innovative narrative game Dialogue: A Writer’s Story out now

Studio co-founder and designer of Dialogue, Dustin Connor, added: “Conversation can be different depending on the context and participants, and we wanted to craft different visuals and mechanics for different conversations to reflect that. Some are timed and ‘in the moment’, while others are exploratory. Our game is a starting point – we want to see other developers experiment with their own conversation mechanics, and we want to lend our experience as consultants to make that process easier.”

True Detective season three: what HBO needs to fix to do the show justice

If you’ve watched the first two seasons of HBO’s True Detective, you’ll be interested in what Paul Owen has to say here:

on Monday news came that we needed to brace ourselves for a potential third season of True Detective, with Pizzolatto teaming up with David Milch, the co-creator of NYPD Blue and Deadwood. The new season has yet to be greenlit. But if it is coming back, here are three major problems it has to fix to be worth giving another chance

‘The Death of Expertise’ Explores How Ignorance Became a Virtue

The inimitable Michiko Kakutani of The New York Times reviews Tom Nichols’s book on a “wave of anti-rationalism that has been accelerating for years — manifested in the growing ascendance of emotion over reason in public debates, the blurring of lines among fact and opinion and lies, and denialism in the face of scientific findings about climate change and vaccination.”

These 4 first novels will leave you hungry for what the authors do next

Read about these author-debut novels:

  1. Rabbit Cake by Annie Hartnett
  2. The Young Widower’s Handbook by Tom McAllister
  3. Himself by Jess Kidd
  4. Sorry to Disrupt the Peace by Patty Yumi Cottrell

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