I don't know if you're aware of Jeff VanderMeer and his work, but you should be. In any case, you will be soon because they've made it into a film.
I'm excited. This is a great time for thinky--literary SF, y'all. I very much enjoyed what they did with Ted Chiang's Story of Your Life (aka Arrival.) It's exciting to see so much quality SF hit the big screen. Good for Jeff and Nnedi too! Seriously, this is wonderful. I hope it means that there will be more room for intellectual SF in addition to the "stuff goes boom" war/action/SF. And we'll get back to SF's roots which isn't merely escapism--not that I have a problem with escapism. I just feel there should be a broad range of readily available SF in media. (And I'll be happy when they stop trying to make Star Trek into Star Wars image.)
Next up, more on the Blade Runner anime project. (I can't freaking wait.)
In other SF-related news, High School Students Reading ‘1984’ See A Mirror, Not Science Fiction and if you've ever read it, you would too. It's downright scary. The next link is about The OA which I watched and liked. Great Science Fiction Isn’t Just About Facts. It’s About Imagination. The thing that I liked most about it was the concept of whether or not what the characters believed was true wasn't important--the effect was still the same. That's how real life works. There are, often, no definitive answers. I loved that it left that hanging. It was perfect. It annoys me that Americans seem to have this need to have every little detail and answer spelled out for them--as if there's always an easy answer to every problem. That simply isn't true. (That's also what's wrong with a lot of Americans' thinking on social media, if you ask me.)
Anyway, I hope you have a lovely Wednesday, Dear Reader.
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