Why I write

This week I experienced a momentary existential crisis. I was surrounded by those self-doubts that we all have, and that we keep in check by locking them in that closet under the stairs with those monsters of childhood and demons of adolescence. I ignored the shrieks of terror and the pounding on the door shaking […]

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The Search for Scientific Optimism in Speculative Fiction: The Dystopic Worlds of H.G. Wells, Yevgeny Zamyatin, Aldous Huxley and George Orwell

This essay shall explore the fictional worlds of four influential writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries: H.G. Wells, Yevgeny Zamyatin, Aldous Huxley and George Orwell. We begin with a melioristic hope that the world can improve and that humanity can help it along; a symbiotic relationship. Each of these four writers of speculative fiction […]

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