Review: Hard Mother, Spider Mother, Soft Mother

The fourth installment of FUTURES is by Hal Y. Zhang and is maybe one of the more intimate reads of the series. It's a layered, emotionally resonate piece of literary, near future science fiction that encapsulates whole lives in under 25 pages. Ellery Lang moves back in with her mother, Valerie Lang, after finishing school … Continue reading Review: Hard Mother, Spider Mother, Soft Mother

Review: Capitalist Realism

It is easier to imagine an end to the world than an end to capitalism. I couldn't stay away from a book titled, CAPITALIST REALISM: IS THERE NO ALTERNATIVE? Give whoever came up with that title a medal, maybe that was even author Mark Fisher himself. Regardless, this is a brief, but piercing examination of post-modern thinking surrounding our economic and … Continue reading Review: Capitalist Realism