Moira

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Proposal for an Encyclopedia of Apocalypse Survival starting with Parable of the Sower

Seed Text: Parable of the Sower (1995), Octavia Butler       Told in diaristic format, Parable follows Lauren Olamina, a hyperempathic young woman, as she journeys from Southern California to some undefined place in the North with a group of people who are trying to survive societal collapse. Throughout Lauren’s journey, she develops a new [...]

By |2021-03-15T18:58:26-05:00March 15th, 2021|Moira, Proposal|0 Comments

Essay 2: Katrina, Climate Anxiety, and Annihilation

         In 2014, Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation presented readers with the strangest of slow violences. With “slow violence”, I am referring to Rob Nixon’s naming of the creeping suffering that results from gradual violent processes: climate change, chemical spills, and the aftermath of war (Nixon 2013). When VanderMeer’s biologist first enters Area X, [...]

By |2021-03-01T09:13:08-05:00March 1st, 2021|Essay 2|0 Comments

Moira, What is science fiction

Science fiction is a picnic basket and a pair of glasses, holding and looking at technology.It is a narrative mode in which technology plays some significant role in the universe of the story, if not in the story itself. Here I refer to technology by its broadest definition: as the application of research to social [...]

By |2021-02-09T10:59:00-05:00February 9th, 2021|What is SF|0 Comments
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