“Mono No Aware” by Ken Liu

Ken Liu’s “Mono No Aware” is so steeped in cultural nuance that if one is to understand the significance of East Asian culture including the game of Go, calligraphic practice of character writing, or the intangible but undeniable differences between individualistic and collectivistic societies, the story is only a diminutive form of its true meaning. [...]

By |2022-02-22T16:25:31-05:00February 22nd, 2022|Annie, Essay 2|0 Comments

Rising Above “Genre Fiction”

To name and define Science-Fiction is an act of rebellion against those who seek to diminish its worth. These are the readers whom Ursula LeGuin accuses of often calling the genre "escapist" while being privately frightened of its literary strength and revealing of haunting truths. Beyond aesthetics, beyond means, the essence of Sci-Fi as LeGuin [...]

By |2022-02-08T16:36:35-05:00February 8th, 2022|Annie, What is SF|0 Comments
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