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U.S.A., by John Dos Passos

John Dos Passos (1896-1970) is not among the most celebrated names in American literature anymore, but several of his books had major cultural impact when they were published in the first half of the 20th Century. An ambulance driver during … Continue reading

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Now Wait For Last Year, by Philip K. Dick

Fascism should more appropriately called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power. – Mussolini Now Wait For Last Year was first published in 1966, and the original manuscript was written about 1962, putting it in the … Continue reading

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Leiber and AI

a look at the Fritz Leiber novel The Big Time, and collection A Pail of Air. Focus is made on one story concerning chess and machine intelligence. Continue reading

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