Castalia House

Superversive vs. PulpRev

August 1, 2017 Brian Niemeier 2

This past weekend I had the pleasure of meeting a few of my readers for dinner and lively conversation. We talked for hours on a wide range of subjects, which as you’d expect of SFF […]

Multifarious

The Fear of Silence

November 4, 2016 A. M. Freeman 1

How often do you enjoy silence? True silence, not only in the atmosphere around you, but in your mind as well. Do you appreciate silence, or do you find it a burden? Unless we seek […]

Culture

Unpersoned by Twitter’s Deep Shadowban

August 1, 2016 Brian Niemeier 3

Having written before about Twitter’s nasty penchant for censoring and outright banning users who deviate from the company’s rigid left wing ideology, I fully expected the Twitter thought police to come for me. Milo Yiannopoulos […]

Culture

Fandom Is Dead. Long Live Fandom!

January 28, 2016 Brian Niemeier 0

If you change the medium, you change the message. Philosopher of communication Marshall McLuhan argued persuasively that advances in media, regardless of content, can incite dramatic, culture-wide effects. A best selling print book can reach […]