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The End of Reason and (Un)natural Selection in The Time Machine

It’s hard to imagine a more quintessentially post-Darwinian work of fiction than H.G. Wells’s The Time Machine (1895). To say the least, the protagonist of the story is a believer in Darwinian theory. It is as if Wells had envisioned placing Darwin… Continue reading

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The Moonstone: A Mashup. Wilkie Collins vs. Delueze vs. Derrida (VU Remix)

“So the years pass, and repeat each other; so the same events revolve in the cycles of time. What will be the next adventures of the Moonstone? Who can tell?” Thus concludes Wilkie Collins’ novel, The Moonstone: A Romance. A detective novel told… Continue reading

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