You’ll have to excuse this week’s roundup’s meager offerings; I’m just returning from a trip out of town. Normal operations will resume shortly!
- Sirius Science Fiction is a blog posting short stories in the “neo-classical science fiction tradition.” Edited by Superversive collaborator Lou Antonelli, Sirius will be running a story a week. This week’s “The Drifter and Cronkite” follows a young Walter Cronkite’s encounter with a crazy (?) hobo.
- “The Reality of the Human Soul” by Caroline Furlong has some interesting discussions about things like clones and AI in science fiction. I’m not sure I buy that the fiction proves the existence of the soul, but it Caroline’s essay illustrates some great points about why the prequel version of Star Wars‘ Clone Wars kind of falls flat. (And other similar examples.)