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On Ape-Men and Wolf-Girls

A few quick thoughts at the end of the semester: I taught Kafka’s “A Report to an Academy” in my “Literature and Science Since Darwin” classes this semester; it’s one of my favorite short stories to teach. We read it … Continue reading

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On Sleep

Nancy Kress’s science fiction novella Beggars in Spain begins from a simple premise: what if we could genetically engineer people who do not need to sleep? It’s a tantalizing prospect—what would we do with an extra seven, or eight, or … Continue reading

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