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As a solitary housecat, I am new to reading and trying to understand human literature. These are my immediate thoughts as I read the books on my humans' shelves. I hope you will share your own thoughts on reading, literature, science fiction, art, etc.

Please do be respectful of others.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

New Directions for This Blog

I can't believe it's been a year since we've posted to this blog!

As many of you know, I (the human half of this blog) have been working on a SF novel of my own that explores the relationship between humans and technology.

Humanity's increasing dependence on science and technology is both fascinating and scary to many of us. With the recent popularity of the survivalist movement, and increasing belief that human behavior is driving climate change, many SF authors are developing visions of the future that are both stark and wondrous.

Check out this Smithsonian article for more on how futurism in fiction shapes human behavior and our future.

My work on my novel (working title: The Driftless) has resulted in me "hogging the computer," according to Maurice, and I apologize for that. I hope to take this blog in a new direction going forward, to include Maurice's book reviews, but also more casual posts like this one.

Some of the topics I'd like to touch on include:

  • urban agriculture
  • getting off the grid
  • futurism in fine arts
  • the craft of writing
  • other things that I may temporarily become obsessed with :)

What are your thoughts about the future of life on Earth? Are we destroying the planet, or will we come up with a new, miraculous technology?  I look forward to your comments below. 


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