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DOUGLAS STICHBURY

has been inspired by scenes from novels, and 1970s science fiction has been my most significant source of inspiration: writers such as Stanislaw Lem, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Boris and Arkady Strugatsky. What draws me to these writers is their talent for reframing well-worn philosophical problems in a way that’s both exotic and compelling. They open the possibility for new perspectives by pushing the reader’s imagination with thought experiments packaged as narrative. While disarmingly absurd or improbably speculative, the best

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