Selections from Ursula K. Le Guin’s “The Dispossessed”

"Like all walls it was ambiguous, two-faced. What was inside it and what was outside it depended upon which side of it you were on." "She did not reassure him. She did not tell him he was like everyone else. She said, "I'll never know anyone like you again, Shev." All the same, a rejection …

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The retro science fantasy art of Peter Andrew Jones

Even if you haven't heard of him before, if you've read a science fiction or fantasy novel or played a fantasy RPG in the last few decades, odds are you've seen work by British painter Peter Andrew Jones, whose career in science fiction and fantasy illustration spans more than forty years. His style, while most …

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Do Popular Genres Map to the Seven Emotional Pathways of the Mammalian Brain?

The eminent neuroscientist, Jaak Panskepp, pioneered the study of emotion in mammals. He is famous for, among other things, tickling rats in the lab to make them laugh, but his work wasn't a joke. He discovered that all mammals, including humans, share the same seven emotional pathways, commonly identified as: fear, care, lust, rage, panic/grief, …

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