#egg #pizza for #fathersday brunch. (at Nellcôte)
Tai looking fabulous, with her fabulous purse! (at Untitled)
Absolutely gorgeous ivy #nofilter (at The University of Chicago)
Nick’s graduation! (at The University of Chicago)
Tribute to Benny Goodman on the 75th anniversary of his first concert at Ravinia! #chicago #jazz (at Ravinia Festival)
Static. Video game history museum #e3 (at E3)
The Departed by Indra Karki
How much of SF is fiction? Susan Napier tells us about the relationship between science fiction and social change in Anindita Banerjee’s We Modern People: Science Fiction and the Making of Russian Modernity:
We Modern People uses a breathtaking variety of sources, including everything from political pamphlets to portraits of Lenin, scientific and philosophical treatises, cinema, popular journals, and political pronouncements to expand not only the concept of science fiction itself but also its role in the evolution of modern social and political thought. Banerjee’s selection of fascinating novels, poetry, film, and art combines with her discussion of some of the scientific work and political thought going on in that period. This approach effectively illuminates her provocative main theme: that Russian science fiction of this period was in many ways not only richer and more exciting than its contemporary Western equivalents but also dynamically linked with the formation of modern Russian consciousness in general.
Read the whole review here.